Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper

Celebrating 20 years since Heather Headley's Broadway debut in Disney's landmark musical The Lion King, the 10th annual Broadway Dreams Supper, supporting the performing arts education not-for-profit Broadway Dreams, treated guests to cocktails, a formal dinner, and tribute performances from some of the today's most celebrated performers at The Plaza (58th Street and Fifth Avenue). BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry occasion below!

The evening featured performances by Katrina Lenk (The Band's Visit), Tony Award nominee Adrienne Warren (Shuffle Along..., Tina: The Musical), Grammy Award-winning duo A Great Big World; Tony and Grammy Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress); Tony Award nominee Denée Benton (The Great Comet); Quentin Earl Darrington (Once On This Island); and Noah J. Ricketts (Frozen) - with appearances by Tony Award-winners J.H. Doyle (The Color Purple) and Wayne Cilento (Wicked); Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard: The Musical); and author and screenwriter Susan Fales-Hill (A Different World).

Heather Headley is a critically acclaimed stage and recording artist who earned the prestigious 2000 Tony Award for "Best Actress in a Musical" and Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Actress in a Musical" for her star turn as the titular role in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. In 2010, Headley won the Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album" for her third studio album, Audience of One. Other theatre credits include Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard in London's West End and her triumphant return to Broadway last year as nightclub singer Shug Avery in the Tony Award-winning revival of The Color Purple. Throughout her career, she has been recognized with two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards and named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and Essence Magazine's 30 Women To Watch, among other accolades.

Now in its 10th year, this black tie event raises critical awareness for Broadway Dreams and its mission to make world-class performing arts education accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status. Since the organization's launch in 2006, Broadway Dreams has engaged more than 11,000 students and has awarded over one million dollars ($1M) in financial need-based scholarships, empowering the next generation of performing artists across North America and in select international markets.

The 2016 Broadway Dreams Supper honored the Tony Award-winning songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who were also in attendance at this year's event. The evening was presented with the support of Point Park University, the exclusive higher education partner of the Broadway Dreams Supper.

Photo Credit: Santiago Filipe for RRR Creative and Peter Roessler

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Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Heather Headley accepts her award

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Katrina Lenk

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Honoree Heather Headley

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Honoree Heather Headley

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Honoree Heather Headley

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Honoree Heather Headley with Last Year's Honorees Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Jessie Mueller and Adrienne Warren

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Jessie Mueller

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Denee Benton

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Denee Benton

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Ginna Le Vine

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Founder Annette Tanner

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Supper Event Chairs Adam Sansiveri of AllianceBernstein and Ryan Stana of RWS Entertainement Group

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Ryann Redmond

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Alex Newell and Ryann Redmond

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Christopher J. Hanke

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Craig Burns and Broadway Dreams board member Marjorie Wynn

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Jay Binder and Jerry Mitchell

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Jay Binder Casting Team at RWS Entertaintment Group

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Jerry Mitchell

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
A Great Big World - Ian Axel and Chad King

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Spencer Liff and Nick Adams

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Nick Adams

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Spencer Liff

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Noah J. Ricketts

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Stephen Oremus and Justin Bohon

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Board of Directors

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Student Choir

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Supper Honoring Heather Headley

Photo Flash: Heather Headley, Katrina Lenk, Adrienne Warren and More Onstage at the 2017 Broadway Dreams Supper
Broadway Dreams Supper Honoring Heather Headley



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