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This year's Broadway Beauty Pageant took place last night, March 19th, at Symphony Space. The popular event is the annual benefit of New York's Ali Forney Center. BroadwayWorld was on hand the entire raucus evening and brings you exclusive video footage of the show, in addition to interviews with the company below!

Celebrity judges for the sixth annual The Broadway Beauty Pageant included Jackie Hoffman (The Addams Family), pop culture columnist Michael Musto, and Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change).

Participants included Andrew Chappelle (Mamma Mia!), Wilkie Ferguson III (Porgy and Bess), Corey Mach (Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mary Poppins), and Anthony Wayne (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Brent Barrett (Chicago) and past Pageant winners Frankie James Grande (Mamma Mia!), Michael Cusumano (Chicago) and Anthony Hollock (Hair) performed. Four-time Tony nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh hosted.

The Broadway Beauty Pageant featurEd Chappelle, Ferguson, Mach, Swimm, and Wayne as they represented their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview, and swimsuit competitions.

The Broadway Beauty Pageant was written and conceived by Jeffery Self and directed by Ryan J. Davis, with musical direction by Christopher Denny. The evening was presented by Time Warner NYC, HBO and The Corcoran Group, and produced by Ryan J. Davis, Wil Fisher, and Matthew Oberstein. The casting was by Daryl Eisenberg, the lighting design was by Brian Tovar, and the choreography was by Erin Porvaznika.


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