Wilson Does Louise Tease, James and Pasquale are Moritz and Co. for Miscast 2008
11 Mar 2008
Miscast stars Kelli O'Hara, Cheyenne Jackson, Faith Prince, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Kritzer, Patrick Wilson, Brian d'Arcy James and Steven Pasquale.
Kelli O'Hara, Brian d'Arcy James and Steven Pasquale belting Spring Awakening's "Totally Fucked" and Patrick Wilson singing Gypsy's "Let Me Entertain You" were among the mixed-up songlist at MCC Theatre's Miscast 2008.
The annual benefit, which features Broadway stars performing classic show tunes for roles in which they would never be cast, played March 10 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
The starry lineup included Brian d'Arcy James, Jesse L. Martin, Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Faith Prince, Patrick Wilson, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Kritzer and Carol Woods.
Here is the rundown of songs:
Cheyenne Jackson, "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" - Show Boat
Kelli O’Hara, "Today for You" - Rent
Brian d'Arcy James, "How Did We Come to This?" - The Wild Party
Patrick Wilson, "Now That I've Seen Her" - Miss Saigon
Faith Prince and Leslie Kritzer, "Parents and Children" - Ruthless
Jesse L. Martin, "You'll Never Walk Alone" - Carousel
Steven Pasquale, "Loving You" - Passion
Cheyenne Jackson, "The Music That Makes Me Dance" - Funny Girl
O'Hara, James and Pasquale, "Totally Fucked" - Spring Awakening
Prince, "Something Wonderful" - The King and I
James, "The Story Goes On" - Baby
Wilson, "Let Me Entertain You" - Gypsy
Carol Woods, "Let It Be" – "Across the Universe"
Lynn Redgrave served as honorary chair for the event. Phil Reno provided musical direction.
Honorees Jerry Frankel and Jeffrey Richards
photo by Aubrey Reuben
The evening also honored producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel's "extraordinarily unique commitment to bringing provocative and daring works to mainstream New York theatre audiences." The duo are currently represented on Broadway by August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, The Homecoming and November.
MCC recently announced Piper Perabo, Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski and Pablo Schreiber will star in its next presentation, the world premiere of Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty. Terry Kinney will direct the Off-Broadway run slated to play May 14-July 5 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre with a June 2 opening night.
Proceeds from the benefit go towards MCC's production, play development, education and outreach programs. For more information visit mcctheater.org.
Lynn Redgrave and artistic directors Bernard Telsey and Robert LuPone.
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