PHOTO CALL: Gypsy of the Year Competition 2008

News   PHOTO CALL: Gypsy of the Year Competition 2008
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS celebrated the 20th annual Gypsy of the Year Competition Dec. 8 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre.

Seth Rudetsky hosted with special appearances by Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Jen Cody, Don Richard, the cast of [title of show], Christine Baranski, Harvey Fierstein and John Lithgow. Celebrity judges included Elizabeth Ashley, Paige Davis, Patrick Page, Howard McGillin, Kate Mulgrew, Peter Sarsgaard and BC/EFA major donors Dr. Harold Brody, Marion Duckworth Smith and Kendall D. Ward.

The Lion King earned the Gypsy of the Year award for Best Stage Presentation. Also on hand were performers from In the Heights, 13, Mamma Mia!, Equus, Gypsy, South Pacific, Naked Boys Singing, August: Osage County, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Monty Python's Spamalot, Rock of Ages and The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Here are some photos from the event:

Gypsy of the Year performer Grease performer
Gypsy of the Year performance
Gypsy of the Year performance
David Hyde Pierce Julia Murney
Mamma Mia! performers
The Lion King performers
Scott Wittman Jason Robert Brown
Harvey Fierstein, John Lithgow and Christine Baranski
(front) Jonathan Hadary, Tyne Daly, Seth Rudetsky and Harvey Fierstein
Paige Davis and Patrick Page Walter Bobbie
13 performers
Don Richard and Jen Cody
Martin Pakledinaz and David Pittu Peter Shaffer
Kate Mulgrew and Peter Sarsgaard
The Lion King performers

All photos by Aubrey Reuben.

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