Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition
This year's fundraising award winners were: Winner - The Phantom of the Opera $209,615.02, First Runner Up - Wicked $155,985.80, Second Runner Up - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels $147,468.51, Third Runner Up - The Lion King $144,828.77, and Fourth Runner Up - La Cage Aux Folles $125,596.38
Special awards were also given to the top fundraising Broadway play, Off-Broadway company, and touring company. This year, the top fundraising Broadway play was Twelve Angry Men ($88,803.47); the top fundraising Off-Broadway company was Altar Boyz ($22,888.51); and the top touring company was Mamma Mia! Tour II ($154,440.72).
The results of this year's bonnet presentation were: Winner - Movin' Out, First Runner Up - Twelve Angry Men, and Second Runner Up - Altar Boyz.
The special award for bonnet design was given to The Lion King. The winning bonnet was designed by Camille Brown, Ilya Vett, and Walter Weiner.
The Easter Bonnet Competition is the culmination of six intensive weeks of fundraising efforts by Broadway and Off-Broadway company members as well as numerous productions currently on national tour. Curtain speeches, autographed poster and program sales, auctions and cabaret performances bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars from audiences prior to the competition.