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Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler

MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) presented its annual gala, Miscast 2015 Gala last night at The Hammerstein Ballroom at the Manhattan Center (311 West 34th Street). Miscast 2015 honored two bold and fearless women: Emmy® & Golden Globe® nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony® Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below!

Actor and "Daily Show" regular Aasif Mandvi acted as emcee, and the all-star lineup of performers included Uzo Aduba, winner of both the Emmy® and SAG® Awards for her work on "Orange is the New Black"; Tony® Award winners Laura Benanti and Jessie Mueller; Tony® Award nominees Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Fitzgerald, Joshua Henry, Jeremy Jordan and Andrew Rannells; and stage and screen stars Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, and Betsy Wolfe.

MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway's hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they wouldnever be cast. Proceeds from Miscast 2015 will, as always, support MCC Theater's mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC's literary development work with emerging playwrights.

MCC Theater - founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company - is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find - and use - their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces. MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017. Notable productions include the recent hits Hand to God and Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon's Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and eight plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Emily Padgett

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Emily Padgett

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Blake West, Will Cantler, Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Elizabeth Reaser

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Elizabeth Reaser

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Patch Darragh

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Emily Padgett, Erin Davie

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Erin Davie

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Erin Davie

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Alison Wright

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Annaleigh Ashford

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Jessie Mueller, Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Sarah Paulson, Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Sarah Paulson, Fran Weissler

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Bernard Telsey, Blake West, Sarah Paulson, Fran Weissler, Will Cantler, Robert LuPone

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Jessie Mueller

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Jessie Mueller

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Ashley Spencer, Jeremy Jordan

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Bobby Cannavale

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Robert Askins

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Liana Hunt

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Liana Hunt

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Holland Taylor

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Holland Taylor

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Lily Rabe, Andrew Rannells

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Cathryn Stringer, Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Lily Rabe

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Lily Rabe

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Uzo Aduba

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Uzo Aduba

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Stephen Schwartz

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Laura Michelle Kelly

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Laura Michelle Kelly

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Halley Feiffer

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Halley Feiffer

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Arnold Germer, Isaac Mizrahi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Mo Brady

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Aasif Mandvi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Aasif Mandvi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Alison Wright, Aasif Mandvi

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Cynthia Nixon

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Walter Bobbie

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Joey Taranto

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Joey Taranto

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Betsy Wolfe

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
Betsy Wolfe

Photo Coverage: Broadway Gets MISCAST! On the Red Carpet for MCC'S 2015 Gala, Honoring Sarah Paulson and Fran Weissler
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