MCC Theater hosted its annual Miscast gala April 1. The event, a tradition of the Off-Broadway company since 2001, invites a “class” of performers to sing songs from roles in which they would not otherwise be cast.
Alice Ripley, who won the Tony Award for creating the role of Diana in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, performed another song from the Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey score as part of the evening. Ripley tackled the driving rock number, “I’m Alive,” written for the character of Gabe, Diana’s son, and originated on stage by Aaron Tveit. Watch her performance above.
See below for the full Miscast 2019 set list:
Gavin Creel as Flora singing “A Quiet Thing” from Flora, the Red Menace
Eva Noblezada as Hercules singing “Go the Distance” from Hercules
Jennifer Nettles as Robert singing “It All Fades Away” from The Bridges of Madison County
Kelli O’Hara as Billy Flynn singing “All I Care About” from Chicago