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Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala

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Second Stage Theatre's Spring Gala celebration honored The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, which has been an ongoing supporter of New York City arts and Second Stage Theatre for many years, as well as playwright and filmmaker Paul Weitz, whose plays Privilege, Show People, Trust, and Lonely, I'm Nothave all premiered with the off-Broadway company. The evening will also celebrate the first ten years of Second Stage Uptown and its curator, Christopher Burney, which has become an incubator for many theatre artists in the past decade. The gala was held last night, May 20, 2013 at Best Buy Theatre, 1515 Broadway at 44th street.

The Honorary Co-Chairs for the gala were Second Stage alumni Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, Topher Grace, Ari Graynor, and Olivia Thirlby. View photos below!

The evening's entertainment included performances by Second Stage Theatre alumni, including Stephanie J. Block (Tony nominee for Mystery of Edwin Drood; Second Stage's By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris (Second Stage's Wintertime and Paul Weitz's film Cirque du Freak), "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Second Stage's Little Fish and ...Spelling Bee), Derek Klena (Second Stage's Dogfight), Lindsay Mendez (Second Stage's Everyday Rapture and Dogfight, upcoming in Wicked), and Betsy Wolfe (Second Stage'sEveryday Rapture and the current acclaimed production of The Last Five Years). Among the evening's entertainment will be two musical numbers, one of which will feature Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Adam Halpin, F. Michael Haynie and Josh Segarra from the company's world premiere musical, Dogfight, which just received the 2013 Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.

Photos by Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Theatre Marquee

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Trip Cullman

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Paul Weitz

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Conor Donovan

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Steven Booth

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Leslye Headland

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Evan Cabnet

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Christopher Burney

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Adam Kantor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Byron Jennings

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Adam Kantor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Leslye Headland

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Leslye Headland

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Evan Cabnet

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Leslye Headland

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Adam Kantor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Stephanie J. Block

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Conor Donavan, Paul Weitz

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Carolyn McCormick, Conor Donovan

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Carolyn McCormick, Conor Donovan

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Trip Cullman, Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Trip Cullman, Ari Graynor

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff with girlfriend model Taylor Bagley

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff with girlfriend model Taylor Bagley

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Zach Braff with girlfriend model Taylor Bagley

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
model Taylor Bagley

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Norman Peck

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Peter Duchan, Justin Paul, Lindsay Mendez

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Nick Blaemire, Steven Booth, Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Paul Weitz & son

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Carolyn McCormick, Byron Jennings

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Carolyn McCormick, Byron Jennings

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theatre Celebrates 2013 Spring Gala
Peter Duchan, Justin Paul, Lindsay Mendez

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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.


 
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