Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit

Friday night at the Waldorf-Astoria, Bette Midler hosted Hulaween 2011, her annual gala to benefit the New York Restoration Project. In addition to a lauded career as a singer and actress, Midler has made her first foray into Broadway producing with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, currently playing on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Check out photos below from the star studded, costume filled night!

PRISCILLA was awarded a 2011 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for Academy Award winners Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner's designs. Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in addition to Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League nominations, and was awarded the Theatre World Award for outstanding Broadway debut. Along with entertainment from Stevie Wonder and a costume contest judged by fashion designer Michael Kors, Sheldon and his fellow PRISCILLA castmates appeared at Hulaween 2011.

New York Restoration Project NYRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to reclaiming and restoring New York City parks, community gardens and open space. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC - an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City's five boroughs by 2017.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Hulaween Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon from 'Priscilla'

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon & Will Swenson from 'Priscilla'

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Tony Sheldon

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Nick Adams

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon & Will Swenson from 'Priscilla'

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Nick Adams, Tony Sheldon & Will Swenson from 'Priscilla'

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler with Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon & Nick Adams from 'Priscilla'

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler with Jimmy Nederlander and Margo Nederlander

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Jimmy Nederlander (Juan Peron) and Margo Nederlander (Eva Peron)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Jimmy Nederlander and Margo Nederlander

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler with Jimmy Nederlander and Margo Nederlander

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Michael Kors

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Michael Kors & Partner Lance LePere

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Michael Kors

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Rick Bayless

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Rick Bayless

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Judy Gold (as Chaz Bono)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Judy Gold (as Chaz Bono)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Judy Gold (as Chaz Bono) & partner Elysa Halpern

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sam Champion

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sam Champion

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sam Champion

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Narciso Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Narciso Rodriguez & boyfriend

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler & Narciso Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Narciso Rodriguez

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Debra Messing

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Carmelo Anthony

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Carmelo Anthony

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Carmelo Anthony & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Carmelo Anthony & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Renee Fleming

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Renee Fleming

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Bette Midler & Renee Fleming

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sandra Lee

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sandra Lee & Friends

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Sandra Lee

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
John McEnroe & Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Patty Smyth

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Stevie Wonder & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Stevie Wonder

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Stevie Wonder & Bette Midler

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit
Atmosphere at Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Hulaween Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler's 'Hulaween' Gala Benefit



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.