Photo Coverage: NYMF Gala Celebrates Christopher Gattelli, Beth Williams and Allan Williams!
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) just honored choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams at its 2014 Gala last night, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below!
Christopher Gattelli, a Tony Award winner for his work on Newsies, choreographed Altar Boyz in the first New York Musical Theatre Festival a decade ago. Altar Boyz went on to a successful Off-Broadway production, with Drama Desk andLucille Lortel Award wins for Gattelli who then embarked on a run of Broadway credits including High Fidelity, South Pacific, 13, and Newsies.
Beth Williams (How to Succeed in Business, Million Dollar Quartet, Harry Connick, Jr in Concert on Broadway) and Allan Williams (On The Town, Les Miserables, Kinky Boots), multiple award-winners, were selected for their enduring contributions to the theatre industry and their unwavering commitment to artists creating new work. Beth and Allan have spent decades bringing musical theatre to the widest possible audience around the country and the world. Their respective companies, Grove Entertainment and Foresight Theatrical, develop and produce new work for Broadway and beyond.
The honorees were celebrated via performances by Broadway stars and NYMF alumni in an evening of entertainment directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). The proceedings were hosted by Anna Gilligan, entertainment reporter for FOX 5 News. FOX 5 has been a long-time supporter and official media partner of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
For more information, visit nymf.org/gala.Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
The company of The Gig
Darrel Wilson, LaVon Fisher-Wilson
Laura Josepher, Noemi de la Puente