By Matthew Blank
27 Mar 2012
The annual benefit brings together Broadway stars to perform songs from shows and roles in which they'd never be cast.
The 6:30 PM evening, hosted by Lewis Black, also honored the authors of the musical Carrie —Academy Award-winning composer Michael Gore, Academy Award-winning lyricist Dean Pitchford and screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen — for their "bold, daring, risk-taking spirit."
In addition to Groff ("Glee," Spring Awakening), Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde), Hilty ("Smash," 9 to 5) and Maxwell (Follies, The Royal Family), the benefit featured Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Josh Gad ("Modern Family," The Book of Mormon), Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon) and Nicole Parker ("MadTV," Wicked).