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 they would not otherwise be cast as.
Gavin Creel, Jason Tam, and Andy Karl brought the house down with Gypsy's "You Gotta Get a Gimmick," in which Creel accompanied his bumps and grinds with a trumpet himself and Karl executed some delicate choreography. Watch their performance in the video above.
Tam and Karl are currently on Broadway in Be More Chill and Pretty Woman, respectively. Tony winner Creel was seen earlier this year opposite Sara Bareilles in Waitress, and will join Playbill Travel on the Broadway in the Mediterranean cruise next year.
The 2019 Miscast class also featured Mean Girls’ Taylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, Barret Wilbert Weed, and Krystina Alabado, Tony winners Beth Leavel (The Prom), Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me, Kate), Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), and Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Jason Tam (Be More Chill), Broadway power couple Andy Karl (Groundhog Day) and Orfeh (Pretty Woman), and Grammy winner Jennifer Nettles (who, earlier in the evening, dueted with Olivo on Parade's "All the Wasted Time").
The fundraising event also honored Tony and Oscar nominee Laura Linney. MCC Artistic Directors Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, and Will Cantler co-hosted the event with Executive Director Blake West.
See below for the full Miscast 2019 set list:
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
Karen Olivo as Roger singing “Your Eyes” from Rent
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
Kelli O’Hara as Billy Flynn singing “All I Care About” from Chicago