By Michael Gioia
30 Sep 2013
The evening, which begins at 9:30 PM and is hosted by Harriet Harris, features Aaron Lazar (Mamma Mia!, Les Miz), Adrian Bailey (The Little Mermaid), Ali Stroker ("The Glee Project"), Andrew Samonsky (South Pacific), Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Annie Funke (If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet), Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years), Carmen Ruby Floyd (After Midnight, Porgy and Bess), Carole Lasser, Chris Pinnella (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Graham Rowat (Mamma Mia!), Tony nominee Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Drama Desk winner Jim Brochu (Zero Hour), Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), Tony nominee Karen Akers (Nine), Kathleen Monteleone (Hands On A Hardbody), Marissa Perry (Sister Act, Hairspray), Peter Scolari (Lucky Guy), Steve Rosen (Peter and the Starcatcher) and Timothy McDevitt (Carousel at Lincoln Center).
Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) directs with music direction by Lawrence Yurman (Far From Heaven, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Grey Gardens).
Born for Broadway was created ten years ago as a student-sponsored cabaret at Marymount Manhattan College, where founder and executive producer Sarah Galli was enrolled as a performance major. Galli created the show as a way to give back after her brother, Jeff, suffered a spinal cord injury in 1998 in a diving accident.