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Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1

The 21st Annual GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION announced an all time record total of $4,630,695 had been raised by the 60 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This year's total breaks the previous record when $3,927,000 was raised for the 2007 GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION.

In addition, A Steady Rain starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman raised the most money of any show in the history of GYPSY OF THE YEAR by collecting $1,549,952. The previous all time fundraising record holder was in 2003 when The Boy From Oz starring Jackman raised $632,998.

THE GYPSY OF THE YEAR COMPETITION is the culmination of a period of intensive fundraising where New York's most talented "gypsies," chorus members from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, join in a competition/variety show as six weeks of intensive fundraising by the community come to a close.



Broadway Cares / Equity Fights is the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, BC/EFA raises funds for AIDS-related causes and other critical illnesses across the United States. Since its founding in 1988, BC/EFA has raised over $170 million dollars for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other serious illnesses. BC/EFA is the major supporter of seven programs at The Actors Fund - including The AIDS Initiative, The Phyllis NewmanWomen's Health Initiative, The Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, The Dancers' Resource and three supportive housing residences. BC/EFA also awards annual grants to over 400 AIDS and family service organizations nationwide. For more information, visit:www.BroadwayCares.org

 

 

 


 

 

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Our judges: Ana Gasteyer, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Jim Norton, Paul Libin, Marion Duckworth Smith, John Glover, and Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Broadway Gypsies take the stage

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Paul Canaan and the Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Christopher Seiber, Mary Birdsong, and Bernard Telsey

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Mark Zimmerman

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Christopher Seiber and Mary Birdsong

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Mary Birdsong

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Paul Canaan and Ryan Kasprzak

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Ryan Kasprzak

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Opening Number

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Christopher Seiber, Mary Birdsong, Ryan Kasprzak, Paul Canaan, Bernard Telsey, and The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Mary Birdsong, Ryan Kasprzak, and The Broadway Gypsies

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Hosts Julie White and Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Newsical

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Newsical

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Naked Boys Singing

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Naked Boys Singing

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Mary Poppins

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Mary Poppins

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Taylor Sternberg

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Taylor Sternberg and Russell Fischer

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Taylor Sternberg

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Taylor Sternberg and Russell Fischer

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Dancers Responding to AIDS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Dancers Responding to AIDS

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Natasha Paremski

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Natasha Paremski

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Christine Pedi and Seth Rudetsky

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Gypsy Presentation Representing The National Tours

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Gypsy Presentation Representing The National Tours

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Gypsy Presentation Representing The National Tours

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Mamma Mia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The Cast of Mamma Mia

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Carrie Manolakos, Samantha Zack, and Kenway Kua

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Samantha Zack and Kenway Kua

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Samantha Zack and Kenway Kua

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Samantha Zack and Kenway Kua

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Samantha Zack and Kenway Kua

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Carrie Manolakos and Samantha Zack

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Carrie Manolakos, Kenway Kua, and Samantha Zack

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The cast of Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
The cast of Chicago

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year 2009 Part 1
Ryan Lowe

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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