Photo Flash: Broadway Beauty Pageant

On April 28th the Second Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant (formerly titled Mr. Broadway) was held at New World Stages. The winner was Marty Thomas (Mr. Xanadu).

Anthony Rapp hosted with guest judges Seth Rudetsky, Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell.  Contestants included Tommy Berklund (Mr. A Chorus Line), Austin Eyer (Mr. Curtains), Joe Komara (Mr. Grease), Daniel Robinson (Mr. Hairspray) and Marty Thomas (Mr. Xanadu), with special guest Michael Riedel to crown the winner.  Creative Team: Jeffery Self (writer/producer), Ryan J. Davis (director/producer), Carl Siciliano (Ali Forney executive director), Wil Fisher (Ali Forney Center). Also, on hand was last years winner Frankie Grande.

The evening featured male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows.  Contestants competed for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions.  Each of the contestants went head to head in front of a panel of celebrity judges, but ultimately, the final vote was in the hands of the audience.
 



The cast


The cast and creative team


The Pageant Contestants


The Pageant Contestants


The Pageant Contestants


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Tommy Berklund


Frankie Grande


Frankie Grande


Frankie Grande


Frankie Grande


Frankie Grande


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Daniel Robinson


Austin Eyer


Austin Eyer


Austin Eyer


Austin Eyer


Austin Eyer


Joe Komara


Joe Komara


Joe Komara


Joe Komara


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Seth Rudetsky and Hunter Bell


Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell


Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell


Seth Rudetsky


Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell


Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell


Seth Rudetsky and Hunter Bell


Seth Rudetsky, Hunter Bell, and Susan Blackwell


Carl Siciliano


Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp


Anthony Rapp


Frankie Grande


Frankie Grande


Michael Riedel


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas and Frankie Grande


Michael Riedel and Marty Thomas


Michael Riedel and Marty Thomas


Marty Thomas


Frankie Grande and Marty Thomas


The Pageant Contestants with the Judges


The Pageant Contestants with last years winner Frankie Grande


The Pageant Contestants


Seth Rudetsky, Susan Blackwell, Anthony Rapp, and Hunter Bell



Susan Blackwell, Marty Thomas, Anthony Rapp, Seth Rudetsky, and Hunter Bell


All Photos by Kerry Long.

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Kerry Long Kerry Long has been photographing live theatre in New York and Connecticut for the past eight years. Currently, she runs her own photography business, specializing in portraits, events, sports and theatre photography. In her "spare" time, she and her fiance direct a group of terrific young actors at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. Kerry is a graduate of Barnard College. See http://www.kerrylong.com for more information!


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