Photo Coverage: A Night in Gotham Benefit

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Kevin Cahoon, Megan Lawrence, Constantine Maroulis, Catherine Brunell and other stars performed in the Gotham Stage Company's (GSC) first annual benefit performance, A Night in Gotham, which took place on October 9th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Veterans from both Broadway and Off-Broadway performed Gotham-inspired songs and scenes.   Jason Eagan directed.  Performers included: Maroulis, Cahoon (The Wedding Singer), Lawrence (Tony-nominee – The Pajama Game), Kevin Kern (The Wedding Singer), Brunell  (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Zach Shaffer (The Man Who Came to Dinner, A View from the Bridge), Kimberly Stern (GSC's upcoming Becoming Adele), and Bridget Everett (Off-Broadway's At Least It's Pink), among others.

"Gotham Stage Company was formed in 2005 as a not-for-profit theater. Founded by Michael Barra, Peter Smith, Julia Haubner Smith, and Katie Dietz, GSC was created to allow the founders, and their contemporaries, the opportunity to gain and share experiences, hone their crafts, display their wares, and to produce and perform the types of work that they found lacking in the commercial theatre. Gotham Stage Company officially arrived in the Spring of 2006 with its world premiere production of Randall David Cook's Sake with the Haiku Geisha at The Perry Street Theater. Gotham Stage has since received international exposure and has grown to its current 14 members," state press notes.

Visit www.gothamstage.org for more information.


Zach Shaffer


Zach Shaffer


Zach Shaffer, Sharon Michaels, Katie Dietz, Angela Lin and Arnie Mazer


Zach Shaffer, Sharon Michaels, Katie Dietz, Angela Lin and Arnie Mazer


Zach Shaffer, Sharon Michaels, Katie Dietz, Angela Lin and Arnie Mazer


Katie Dietz, Angela Lin and Zach Shaffer


Sharon Michaels


Betsy Werbel singing "Meadowlark"


Angela Lin, Katie Dietz and Sharon Michaels


Arnie Mazer and Zach Shaffer


Zach Shaffer and Arnie Mazer


Kevin Cahoon


Kevin Cahoon


Kevin Cahoon


Angela Lin


Bridget Everett


Catherine Brunell sings "Gimme Gimme"


Catherine Brunell


Angela Lin and Sharon Michaels


Zach Shaffer, Katie Dietz and Arnie Mazer


Constantine Maroulis


Constantine Maroulis


Constantine Maroulis and Jim Boggia


Kevin Kern sings "What I Did for Love"


Sharon Michaels


Arnie Mazer and Sharon Michaels


Kimberly Stern singing "Confessions of a New Yorker"


Sharon Michaels and Katie Dietz


Zach Shaffer and Sharon Michaels


Zach Shaffer, Sharon Michaels and Katie Dietz


Megan Lawrence


Megan Lawrence


Megan Lawrence


Katie Dietz


Julia Haubner Smith singing "New York State of Mind"


Arnie Mazer, Sharon Michaels, Katie Dietz, Angela Lin, Zach Shaffer, Julia Haubner Smith, Kimberly Stern, Betsy Werbel, Catherine Brunell, Megan Lawrence, Bridget Everett, Constantine Maroulis, Jim Boggia, and Kevin Kern


Michael H. Barra and Arnie Mazer


Victor Maog, Kimberly Stern and Eric Houston


Peter Smith, Julia Haubner Smith, Katie Dietz, and Michael Barra


Constantine Maroulis and Julia Haubner Smith


Constantine Maroulis and Jim Boggia


Gwyneth Leech (Perfect Families) and Joyce Pommer (Franklin 54 Gallery)


Peter Smith and Cat McKenzie


Jason Eagan, Arnie Mazer, Zach Shaffer, and Randall David Cook



Constantine Maroulis and Jill Marie Gulseth (Miss Illinois USA)


Gary Kosar, Jenn Kosar, Kerry Thomson-Reed, Paul Dumond; (back) Juho Lahdenpera and Mark Thomson-Reed


James Fama, Paul Marcarelli (Verizon Wireless guy), Jayson Eagan, Sharon Michaels and Matthew Michaels


Dave Clemente, Shane Marshall Brown, Frank Boccia and Jason Drew


Alex Lippard, Alison DeSantis, Randall David Cook, Michael Barra and Katie Dietz

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


 
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