Photo Coverage: Drowsy Chaperone's Gypsy Robe Ceremony

May 2
7:05 PM 2006
Patrick Wetzel was chosen as The Drowsy Chaperone's winner of the Gypsy Robe. A ceremony was held at the opening night of the dance musical on May 1st; the show is playing the Marquis Theatre.

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. Wetzel's previous Broadway credits include Thou Shalt Not, Annie Get Your Gun and Ain't Broadway Grand.

The Drowsy Chaperone features Tony Award-winner Sutton Foster, as well as Danny Burstein, Georgia Engel, Edward Hibbert, Eddie Korbich, Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Bob Martin, and more. The show is a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Casey Nicholaw (Spamalot), with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and a book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. "To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater," according to press notes.

Tickets are available for purchase through Ticketmaster by calling 212-307-4100 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.drowsychaperone.com for more information.

 
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Ramon Flowers (previous Gypsy Robe winner for Hot Feet) and Actor's Equity's Alan Eisenberg


Ramon Flowers and the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone


Ramon Flowers and new Gypsy Robe winner Patrick Wetzel


Ramon Flowers and Patrick Wetzel


Ramon Flowers, Patrick Wetzel and Georgia Engel


Ramon Flowers and Patrick Wetzel


Sutton Foster


Patrick Wetzel and cast members of The Drowsy Chaperone


Ramon Flowers, Patrick Wetzel and Georgia Engel


Alan Eisenberg, Patrick Wetzel and Patrick Quinn


Jennifer Smith


The marquee for The Drowsy Chaperone



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