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Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala

A starry line-up of talent that was on hand to celebrate the Amas Musical Theatre's 49th Anniversary Gala Benefit honoring Broadway casting director, producer and director Jay Binder, Tony-nominated composer and lyricist Micki Grant and Leonid Poretsky, MD, a leading endocrinologist and founder of the Friedman Transgender Health & Wellness Program at Lenox Hill Hospital.

The evening featured Broadway's Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café, Jelly's Last Jam), Tina Fabrique (Ragtime, Dessa Rose)), N'Kenge (Motown), Brian Sears (The Book of Mormon), A.J. Shively (Bright Star), Josh Walden (Ragtime, Cagney), Remy Zaken (Spring Awakening), as well as Sam Given, Lauren Hooper, Jonathan Hoover and Curtis Wiley. Direction is by Stuart Ross and Jonathan Cerullo with Musical Direction by John McMahon.

The gala evening began with a champagne reception and silent auction. At 7:00pm, students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, Amas' flagship education program, presented a sneak peek of Jesus Christ Superstar, their upcoming spring production, followed by the aforementioned show.

The evening will culminate in presentation of "The Rosie Award," this year bestowed upon Mr. Binder, Ms. Grant and Leonid Poretsy MD. A scholarship in the name of Amas founder Rosetta LeNoire will also be given to a college-bound student attending the Amas Teen Academy.

Photo Credit: Ben Hider

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Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Donna Trinkoff, Jay Binder

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
N'Kenge

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Donna Trinkoff, Micki Grant

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Brad Oscar

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Students from the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Students from the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Sam Given, Lauren Hooper, Josh Walden, Jonathan Hoover

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Brad Oscar

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Sam Given, Lauren Hooper, Brad Oscar, Brian Sears, Josh Walden, Jonathan Hoover

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Curtis Wiley

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Sam Given, Lauren Hooper, A.J. Shivley, Jonathan Hoover, Josh Walden

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Brad Oscar

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Tina Fabrique

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Brenda Braxton

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
N'Kenge

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Full cast (standing), students from the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy (seated)

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Lenoid Poretsky, MD

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Adrian Bailey

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Micki Grant

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Jack Viertel, Jay Binder

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Lauren Hooper, Jonathan Hoover, N'Kenge, Sam Given, A.J. Shivley (front), Tina Fabrique, Remy Zakin, Josh Walden

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Lauren Hooper, N'Kenge, Remy Zakin, Tina Fabrique

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
A.J. Shivley, Jonathan Hoover, Josh Walden, Sam Given

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Brad Oscar

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Students from the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Jay Binder

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Tina Fabrique, Micki Grant

Photo Flash: AMAS Musical Theatre Presents 49th Anniversary Benefit Gala
Christopher Scott, Nicole Klokiw (Rosetta LeNoire Scholarship Award winner), Donna Trinkoff



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