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Photo Coverage: The Actors' Fund's Wonderful Life After-Party

The Actors' Fund of America presented its benefit reading of Wonderful Life, the musical based on the beloved 1946 Frank Capra classic, at the Shubert Theatre on December 12th at 7 PM.

Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me, Kate) starred as George Bailey, with David Hyder Pierce (Spamalot, "Frasier"), Judy Kuhn (Les Miserables, She Loves Me) as Mary Bailey, Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad (Gem of the Ocean, A Raisin in the Sun) as Millie Bailey, Tony Award-winner Chuck Cooper (The Life, Lennon) as Uncle Billy, Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act) as Violet, Philip Bosco (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Copenhagen), as Joseph, Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba as Mistress of Ceremonies, Marian Seldes (Dinner at Eight, Deathtrap) as Mrs. Hatch, Michael Berresse (The Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me, Kate) as Harry Bailey, Marc Kudisch (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Sam Wainwright, Ronn Carroll (Oklahoma!, Annie Get Your Gun) as Tom Bailey, and Dominic Chianese ("The Sopranos") as Mr. Potter.

The musical version of It's A Wonderful Life features a book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Joe Raposo (with additional music by Harnick and Jerry Depuit). In the holiday classic, the suicidal George Bailey is confronted by Clarence, an aspiring angel whose mission is to make him change his mind. Carl Andress directed, and Denis Jones provided the choreography, with 
choral arrangements by Raposo, Harnick and Jeffrey Saver and dance music arrangements by Saver.

For more information on The Actors' Fund,

Christopher Radko

James Royce Edwards (Altar Boyz)

Christopher Sieber (Spamalot)

Dominic Chianese (Mr. Henry Potter) from HBO's "The Sopranos"

Janet Carroll (Little Women)

Ensemble Members Bret Shuford (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and David McKeown

Marian Seldes (Mrs. Hatch) and Chuck Cooper (Uncle Billy)

Sheldon Harnick (Book & Lyrics) and Nancy Anderson (Violet Bick)

From the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Marc Kudisch (Sam Wainwright) and Tolan Aman (Tommy)

Julie Halston

Margery and Sheldon Harnick

Karen Ziemba (Mistress of Ceremonies)

Spamalot's David Hyde Pierce (Clarence)

Carl Andress (Director) and David Hyde Pierce

Sheldon Harnick and Carl Andress

Judy Kuhn (Mary)

Carl Andress, Sheldon Harnick, Denis Jones (Choreographer) and Joseph Benincasa (Executive Director, Actors Fund)

Phylicia Rashad (Millie Bailey)

Actors' Fund President Brian Stokes Mitchell (George Bailey), Phylicia Rashad and Michael Berresse (Harry Bailey)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phylicia Rashad and Michael Berresse

Michael Berresse and Dylan Jenet Collins (ZuZu)

Dylan Jenet Collins with her proud family

Christopher Sieber with his sister-in-law and brother

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