Photo Coverage: Surprise Party for Megan Lawrence

May 26
8:15 AM 2006
Cast members from The Pajama Game and The Wedding Singer threw a surprise party for Megan Lawrence at O'Flaherty's Ale House (334 W 46th St.) on Sunday, May 21st at 10pm. They celebrated her recent Tony Award nomination for playing Gladys in The Pajama Game.

The Pajama Game opened at the American Airlines Theatre on February 23rd, and also stars Harry Connick Jr. as Sid Sorokin, Kelli O'Hara as Babe Williams and Michael McKean as Hines. The revival of the classic musical comedy, with a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross and a book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, is directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall.

The Pajama Game was recently nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Connick, Jr.), Best Actress in a Musical (O'Hara) and Best Direction and Choreography of a Musical.
The show is playing a limited run through June 11th, but audiences can pay between between $250 and $2,500 to catch five added benefit performances from June 13th through 17th. The show has also been announced to transfer, with a new cast, to another Broadway theatre in the fall.

For more information, visit To read Adrienne Onofri's BroadwayWorld interview with Lawrence, visit this link.

Scott Porter and Deniece Alvarado

Raymond J. Lee, Bridget Berger, Amber Stone and Tracee Beazer (Two Gentlemen of Verona reunion)

Tracee Beazer and Christina Sivrich (both in The Wedding Singer)

David Josefsberg, Scott Porter, and Kevin Kern (Altar Boyz reunion)

Partygoers await Megan Lawrence


A delighted Megan Lawrence

Megan Lawrence

Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, Jen Cody and Hunter Foster

Megan Lawrence and David Eggers

Amber Stone, Scott Porter, Deniece Alvarado and Megan Lawrence

Hunter Foster, Rick Crom, Spencer Kayden, Jen Cody and Megan Lawrence

Megan Lawrence and husband Kevin Kern

Paula Leggett Chase and Jeff Williams

Megan Lawrence, Kirsten Wyatt, Jen Cody (Little Becky Two Shoes reunion)

Megan Lawrence with sister Kristin Shapira

Michael Goddard, Megan Lawrence and Kevin Kern

Kevin Kern and Rick Crom

Chris Diamantopoulos, Danny Sherman, and Becki Diamantopoulos

Jim Newman and Kevin Cahoon

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.