Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony

The Pajama Game opened on February 23, 2006 and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the Gypsy Robe Ceremony. The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits.

The Gypsy Robe went to Vince Pesce, who performs in and is the assistant choreographer of The Pajama Game. He has also appeared on Broadway in Wonderful Town, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me, Kate, High Society, Victor/Victoria, High Society, Beauty and the Beast and Guys and Dolls.

The Pajama Game, which stars Connick Jr. (composer/lyricist of Thou Shalt Not, South Pacific movie with Glenn Close) as Sid, O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza, Dracula) as Babe and Michael McKean (Hairspray) as Hines, also features Megan Lawrence (Urinetown, Les Miserables) as Gladys, Joyce Chittick (Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town) as Mae, Peter Benson (Wonderful Town, Little Me) as Prez, Michael McCormick (Gypsy, Marie Christine) as Pop and Ganzenlicher, Richard Poe (Fiddler on the Roof, 1776), and Roz Ryan (One Mo' Time, Chicago) as Mabel.

Tickets are now available for purchase by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the American Airlines box office (227 West 42nd St.). Ticket prices for preview performances range from $66.25 – $101.25. Ticket prices for regular performances beginning February 24th, 2006 range from $66.25-$111.25.

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Vince Pesce--the latest winner of The Gypsy Robe

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Jennifer Cody, Alan Eisenberg and Kelli O'Hara

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Joyce Chittick, Vince Pesce and David Eggers

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Joyce Chittick, Harry Connick Jr., Vince Pesce and the cast of The Pajama Game

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Harry Connick Jr.

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Harvey Evans

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Vince Pesce and Harry Connick Jr.

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Kelli O'Hara

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Vince Pesce and Harry Connick Jr.

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michelle Kittrell, David Eggers and David Lotz

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael McKean, Kelli O'Hara, Vince Pesce and Harry Connick Jr.

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Michael McKean

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Vince Pesce

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Brynn Williams--Gypsy Robe winner for In My Life

Photo Coverage: The Pajama Game Gypsy Robe Ceremony
Vince Pesce and Alex Sanchez--who previously won the Gypsy Robe for The Dancer's Life


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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.