Mr. Memphis Crowned Winner of Broadway Beauty Pageant

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Charlie Williams, Mr. Memphis, was crowned the winner of the 4th annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant, which was held April 19 at Symphony Space.

Charlie Williams, Mr. Memphis
Charlie Williams, Mr. Memphis Photo by Joan Marcus

The evening benefited New York's Ali Forney Center, which houses homeless LGBT youth in New York City.

Tovah Feldshuh hosted the event, which featured male cast members from various Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions. Other contestants included Wes Hart (Mr. West Side Story), Eddie Pendergraft (Mr. Wicked), Daniel Soto (Mr. Fela) and Rickey Tripp (Mr. In The Heights).

Although the audience made the final decision, celebrity judges included Christine Ebersole, Charles Busch and Michael Musto (who stepped in for Jackie Hoffman).

Conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Ryan J. Davis, The Broadway Beauty Pageant featured musical direction by Christopher Denny with new music by Rick Crom. The evening was produced by Ryan J. Davis, Jeffrey Self and Wil Fisher in association with Tim Hur.

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