Photo Coverage: 'Broadway for Medicine' Benefit

On Monday, March 12th, the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction (NFFR) presented "Broadway for Medicine," a gala concert at New York City Center featuring the best of Broadway coming together on one stage to benefit children with craniofacial differences.  The gala dinner took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel / Time Warner Building.

The evening was attended by 375 guests and raised $1.2 million.  The night included a celebration of sensational Broadway songs under the artistic direction of Carl Andress (A Wonderful Life, Shanghai Moon) and music direction of Grammy and Emmy-award winner John McDaniel (The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Brooklyn – the Musical), who conducted a 22-piece onstage orchestra.  This star-studded concert featured performances by Betty Buckley (Cats, The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) Melissa Errico (Amour), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Malcolm Gets (Amour), Deborah Gibson (Beauty and the Beast), Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods), Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Julie Halston (Hairspray), Mimi Hines (Encores! Follies), Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera), Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line), Hugh Panaro (Lestat), Lisa Vroman (The Phantom of the Opera), Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese and Chester Gregory II (Tarzan), and Rosie's Broadway Kids.

The evening honored Valery Gergiev conductor of the Kirov Orchestra, David Parsons founder and choreographer of the Parsons Dance Company and the men's fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna.  The outstanding success of the past three NFFR "Arts for Medicine" events could not have been achieved without their creativity, dedication and hard work. A dinner followed the performance at Mandarin Oriental and featured Jamie Niven of Sotheby's who once again finished off the evening with a live auction to raise money for specific medical treatments for in-need children. 

Visit www.nffr.org for more information.

 
Jenn Gambatese


Chester Gregory


Josh Strickland


Josh Strickland, Jenn Gambatese and Chester Gregory


Manoel Felciano


Manoel Felciano and Jenn Gambatese


Hugh Panaro


Julie Halston (Host)


Suzanna Neeley Bridges and Scott Richard Foster


Emily Drennan and Jacob ben Widmar


Ann Kittredge and Will Taylor


Dani Marcus and Kyle Fichtman


Deborah Gibson


Hugh Panaro and Deborah Gibson


Joanna Gleason


Deborah Gibson and Joanna Gleason


Deborah Gibson


Rosie's Broadway Kids


Rosie's Broadway Kids


Rosie's Broadway Kids


Melissa Errico


Donna McKechnie


Melissa Errico, Carl Andress (Artistic Director) and Donna McKechnie


Melissa Errico and Malcolm Gets


Hugh Panaro, Melissa Errico and Malcolm Gets


Howard McGillin


Hugh Panaro and Howard McGillin


Hugh Panaro, John McDaniel (Musical Director) and Howard McGillin


Charles Busch


Malcolm Gets and Charles Busch


Mimi Hines

After-Party


John McDaniel and Deborah Gibson


Howard McGillin, Peter Lentz (Interior Designer), Hugh Panaro and Richard Samson


Deborah Gibson, James Royce Edwards and Julie Halston


Julie Halston and Jenn Gambatese


Julie Halston and Charles Busch


Hugh Panaro, Jenn Gambatese and Howard McGillin


Hugh Panaro, Deborah Gibson and Howard McGillin


James Royce Edwards, Chuck Mirarchi and David Salidor


Charles Busch, Julie Halston and Aidan Quinn


Aidan Quinn and Deborah Gibson


Whitney Burnett (NFFR Executive Director) and David Parsons (NFFR Gala Honoree)


Betty Buckley and Whitney Burnett

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