Photo Flash: Ryan Steele Takes Us Backstage at BROADWAY BACKWARDS!
Produced by Broadway Cares, Broadway Backwards features Broadway's best performing songs originally written for the opposite gender. Broadway Cares calls it "an annual celebration where gays and lesbians see their stories told through the great songs of musical theatre." Broadway Backwards benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City, and last year's edition raised a record-breaking $423,182 for the two organizations.
This year's sold-out show at the Al Hirschfeld theatre featured dozens of popular performers, including Tony Award winners Len Cariou, Lena Hall, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Lillias White, Tony nominees Charles Busch, Mario Cantone, Robin de Jesús, Norm Lewis, Lee Roy Reams and Douglas Sills, and Broadway favorites Jim Brochu, Tituss Burgess, Jenn Colella, Harvey Evans, Shawna M. Hamic, Ann Harada, Florence Henderson, Aaron Lazar, Telly Leung, Maureen McGovern, Brian Charles Rooney, Jason Michael Snow, Elizabeth Stanley, Micah Stock, Well-Strung and Tony Yazbeck. Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Lily Tomlin made a special guest appearance, and Honeymoon in Vegas star Rob McClure shared hosting duties with Julie Halston from the recent hit revival of You Can't Take It With You.
Check out Ryan's pictures below!
Hey Broadway Cares! Ryan Steele here. I'm taking over the account to show a little backstage fun today while we prep for Broadway Backwards 10! #BwayBackwards Follow
Our fantastic director/choreographer (and creator of Broadway Backwards) Robert Bartley giving the company some notes. #BwayBackwards Follow
What fuels Broadway you ask? Thank you, @bcefa for knowing your catering audience. @mardnc @JBUSCHER1 couldn't be happier. #BwayBackwards Follow
The Merry Murderers (minus Alfie Parker Jr.) just finished tech. SO excited to show off what we've been working hard on. See you tonight! #CellBlockTango #BwayBackwards Follow
Jenn Colella and the ladies of "The Game" are ready to take the field at #BwayBackwards! Follow
The six merry murderers of the Cook County jail - in their rendition of the Cell Block Tango. #BwayBackwards Follow
Elizabeth Stanley arrives at the #BwayBackwards after party! Follow
Some of the Broadway Backwards/BCEFA team celebrating the evening. Thanks all who came out to support. :) #BCEFA #BwayBackwards Follow