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Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight last night as "Special Guest Star." Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for her first night in action and you can check out photos from backstage with Williams and her opening night guests below!

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today. Having sold millions of albums worldwide, she has conquered the music charts and achieved critical acclaim for her film, stage and television work. She most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony nominated play The Trip to Bountiful where she portrayed Jessie Mae Watts, the icy daughter-in-law toCicely Tyson's Mama Watts, roles both actresses will reprise for Lifetime's upcoming television adaptation of the Horton Foote classic. Other Broadway credits include: Into the Woods (Tony Nomination),Kiss of the Spider Woman (Theatre World Award), Sondheim on Sondheim, and St. Louis Woman for City Center's acclaimed Encores! Series.

After Midnight reintroduces the Cotton Club's exciting tradition of welcoming the stars of today in limited engagements throughout the musical's run.

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Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Dule Hill with Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams and producer Scott Sanders

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Tony Plana, Vanessa Williams, America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr, Tony Plana and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr and Vanessa Williams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Vanessa Williams and Robert Redford

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Sibylle Szaggars, Robert Redford and Karine Plantadit

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Sibylle Szaggars, Daniel J. Watts, Robert Redford and Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Dule Hill and Robert Redford

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with Dule Hill

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Dule Hill with Robert Redford and wife Sibylle Szaggars

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Dule Hill and Robert Redford with wife Sibylle Szaggars

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
America Ferrera

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Ryan Piers Willams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
America Ferrera and Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
America Ferrera

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
America Ferrera and husband Ryan Piers Willams

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford with wife Sibylle Szaggars

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford and wife Sibylle Szaggars

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford and wife Sibylle Szaggars

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr poses with a fan

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr with her mother Helen Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Roseanne Barr

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
Robert Redford

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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.