Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!

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The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, just honored Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca last night at the Edison Ballroom.

The evening included performances by Darren Ritchie (Wonderland, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Sierra Boggess(The Little Mermaid), Bryce Pinkham(Gentleman's Guide), Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains), Lauren Pritchard (Spring Awakening original cast), Treshelle Edmond (Spring Awakening revival cast), Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho) and Molly Gordon (Animal Kingdom).

Each November, NYMF holds a gala celebrating the year's artistic triumphs and honoring select individuals whose work has contributed to the continued vitality of musical theater. Held at the beautiful Edison Ballroom, a historic Times Square landmark, this one of a kind event is attended by an exclusive group of musical theater enthusiasts, Broadway artists, and leading members of the theater industry. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction, after which guests will be treated to a gourmet meal and a star-studded show.

The honorees were celebrated via performances by Broadway stars and NYMF alumni in an evening of entertainment directed by David Alpert (If/Then, A Scythe of Time), with musical direction by David Dabbon (Sondheim on Sondheim).

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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Honoree Frank Troutman with Dan Markley (President & Executive Director New York Musical Festival)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Taran Gray

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Eric Luftig (Vice Chair & Gala Co-Chair) and Jill Jaysen (Gala Co-Chair)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Keith Varney, Frank Troutman and Jillian Louis

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Liz Ulmer (General Manager), Rachel Sussman (Director of Programming & Artist Services), Dan Markley, LiAnne Kennedy (Director of Marketing) and Beatriz Westby (Associate General Manager)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Lauren Pritchard and Kathryn Gallagher

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Lauren Pritchard and Kathryn Gallagher

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Lauren Pritchard, Treshelle Edmond and Kathryn Gallagher

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Lauren Pritchard, Treshelle Edmond and Kathryn Gallagher

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Charlie Fink (Chairman) and Dan Markley

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Dan Markley and Mo Rocca

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Mo Rocca

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Paul Hinkes

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Elliah Heifetz (Book, Music Lyrics), Abigail Carney (Book, Music Lyrics) and Srda Vasiljevic (Director) NYMF Production of Dust Can't Kill Me

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Elliah Heifetz, Abigail Carney, Paul Hinkes, Srda Vasiljevic and Kathryn Gallagher

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David Alpert

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Karen Ziemba

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Karen Ziemba

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Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Duncan Sheik

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Honoree Duncan Sheik and Dan Markley

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Honoree Tara Rubin and Dan Markley

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Tara Rubin

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Treshelle Edmond, Duncan Sheik, Lauren Pritchard and Kathryn Gallagher

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Tara Rubin and family

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Dave Thomas Brown

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Dave Thomas Brown

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Emily Kaczmarek and Zoe Sarmack

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Darren Ritchie

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Darren Ritchie

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Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater

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Tara Rubin and her staff

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Steven Sater and Molly Gordon

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Jillian Louis, Keith Varney and The Cast of Camp Rolling Hills

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Ashley Brown

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Ashley Brown

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Ashley Brown

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Tituss Burgess

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Tituss Burgess

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
Tituss Burgess and Dan Markley



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