Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mr. Broadway Report

Monday night's 2009 Broadway Beauty Pageant was a huge success! We raised over $33,000 for The Ali Forney Center, doubling the 2008 take. Symphony Space was totally packed and everyone had a wonderful time. The above picture is me with 2009 Mr. Broadway Anthony Hollock (Hair) and judge Charles Busch.

I was so happy for Anthony! He got the evenings only standing ovation after his talent, which Adam Feldman of Time Out NY describes as "a hilariously weird medley from the movie Fame: singing, prancing, playing trumpet and piano, baring his chest in mock trauma." Bravo Anthony!

For many great pictures from the night, including the swimsuit competition, visit Homo-Neurotic or After Elton.

I was thrilled that this year Jeffery Self (my friend & pageant creator) and I got to introduce Ali Forney Executive Director Carl Siciliano. Carl is one of my heroes and deserves much praise for his work with the center.

If you didn't make the pageant this year, you can still make a donation on-line to support Ali Forney's work

1 comment:

  1. this is amazing!!!!!!!!
    the money raised, the crown going to anthony...bravo!