Watch Alice Ripley Belt ‘I’m Alive’ From Next to Normal at Miscast Gala

Video   Watch Alice Ripley Belt ‘I’m Alive’ From Next to Normal at Miscast Gala
 
A decade after winning a Tony for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Ripley tackled another driving rock number from the show.

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:

Mean GirlsTaylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, Barret Wilbert Weed, Krystina Alabado as the Four Seasons singing a medley of “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” from Jersey Boys

Alice Ripley as Gabe singing “I’m Alive” from Next to Normal

Jennifer Nettles and Karen Olivo as Lucille and Leo Frank singing “All The Wasted Time” from Parade

Gavin Creel as Flora singing “A Quiet Thing” from Flora, the Red Menace

Andy Karl and Orfeh as Seymour and The Plant singing “Feed Me” from Little Shop of Horrors

Eva Noblezada as Hercules singing “Go the Distance” from Hercules

Stephanie J. Block as Guido singing “Guido’s Song” from Nine

Karen Olivo as Roger singing “Your Eyes” from Rent

Beth Leavel as Joe singing “Ol’ Man River” from Show Boat

Jennifer Nettles as Robert singing “It All Fades Away” from The Bridges of Madison County

Gavin Creel, Jason Tam, and Andy Karl as Mezeppa, Electra, and Tessie Tura in “You Gotta Get a Gimmick” from Gypsy

Christopher Jackson as Deena singing “Listen” from Dreamgirls

Kelli O’Hara as Billy Flynn singing “All I Care About” from Chicago

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