Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One

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Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 23rd Annual Gypsy of the Year, which was presented Monday, December 5 and  Tuesday, December 6 at the New Amsterdam Theatre, featured performances by 17 of the hottest Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, a 40-year reunion of the original Broadway cast of Grease, a tribute to national touring companies and appearances by more than 300 actors, singers and dancers. 

BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and brings you full photo coverage from the performances below!

This year’s Gypsy of the Year was again hosted by Broadway personality Seth Rudetsky, host of "Seth’s Big Fat Broadway" on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. The all-singing, all-dancing Gypsy of the Year is the culmination of six weeks of intensive fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. It's also a sensational display of the most talented singers and dancers in the ensemble of shows, known as "gypsies." Awards are presented to the top fundraisers and for the best presentation during the two performances.

Last year, Gypsy of the Year raised $3,776,720, pushing the competition's 22-year total to $44,136,720. This year's grand total reached a whopping $4,895,253! The competition's fundraising awards were presented today by Hugh Jackman (Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway), Bernadette Peters (Follies) and Daniel Radcliffe (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying).

Celebrity presenters this year included Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Danny Burstein (Follies), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Beth Leavel (Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays), Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Michele Mais (Rock of Ages), Jan Maxwell (Follies) and Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).

Judges included Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes), director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies), Kim Cattrall (Private Lives), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Paul Libin (Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters and President of the BC/EFA Board of Trustees) and Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Also joiningthe panel are Stephanie Toups and Karen Walter, who both won judging spots by being high bidders on exclusive VIP packages at the 26th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction in September.

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Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Judges for Gypsy of the Year 2011

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Barry Bostwick

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Carole Demas

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Adrienne Barbeau

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Walter Bobbie and the Men of GEASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Original Broadway Cast of GREASE

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Barry Bostwick and Carole Demas

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The NEWSical Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The NEWSical Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The NEWSical Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The CHICAGO Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The CHICAGO Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The CHICAGO Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The CHICAGO Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The CHICAGO Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The SPIDERMAN Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The SPIDERMAN Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The SPIDERMAN Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The SPIDERMAN Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Patrick Page and Jan Maxwell

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The MAMMA MIA Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Elaine Paige and the cast of FOLLIES

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Elaine Paige

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The FOLLIES Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The SILENCE OF THE LAMBS Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Lucia Spina

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The Touring Companies Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The PHANTOM Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The MARY POPPINS Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The MARY POPPINS Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The MARY POPPINS Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One
The MEMPIS Presentation

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites for 2011 GYPSY OF THE YEAR - Part One

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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