By Matthew Blank
21 Jun 2011
The evening featured the Tony-winning stars of The Life, Lillias White and Chuck Cooper; Contact Tony winner Karen Ziemba, also a Tony nominee for 1997's Steel Pier; The Scarlet Pimpernel's Christine Andreas; Christina Bianco (Forbidden Broadway, Newsical, The Musical); David Burnham (The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, Wicked); Erin Denman (42nd Street); Drew Humphrey (Irving Berlin’s White Christmas); Jennifer Rias (Broadway by the Year: 1921); Tyler Maynard (Mary Poppins); and the three stars of Jekyll & Hyde, Robert Cuccioli (Tony nominee), Linda Eder (Drama Desk nominee) and Christiane Noll; the latter also directed the evening with choreography by Jeffry Denman.
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Audiences heard tunes from such shows as The Lion King, Jekyll & Hyde, Titanic, The Life, Side Show, Triumph of Love, Dream, Steel Pier and The Scarlet Pimpernel.
The evening featured musical direction by Ross Patterson.