Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show

If this Jamie deRoy 25th Anniversary Show was competing against some of those great Ed Sullivan variety episodes it would have been no contest. First of all, Jamie knows how to give an introduction, is an entertainer herself, and the best in entertainment business sign up to be in a Jamie deRoy & friends show . The Actors Fund presented this 40th annual 30th Jamie Birthday show and it was truly a spectacular event with some of the most talented performers on the stage at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at the john Jay College of Criminal Justice. The only crime last night was that the event wasn't televised live but I'm sure excerpts will be available on Jamie's cable TV show and through the facilities of The Actors Fund.

Barry Kleinbort wrote, directed and steered this entertainment masterpiece and Ron Abel, pianist/arranger and orchestrator for the stars, Jamie's music director led an expanded orchestra. The musicians superbly filled the theatre with great sounds as they accompanied some of the most illustrious singers from the Broadway stage. Luba Mason, Larry Gatlin, Robert Cuccioli and Michele Lee sang for Jamie (and her friends) in that order, (I'll leave the surprise for the end). Joy Behar had the audience in hysterics with humor that you will not hear on The View, Daisy Jopling with her Violin pyrotechnics thrilled, and Jay Johnson was funnier than Senor Wences or Ricky Lane & Velvel on those Sullivan shows. The Actors Fund then surprised the birthday girl with it's chairman of the board coming on stage and the audience were on their feet as Brian Stokes Mitchell sang it's It's A Wonderful World. The was a truly wonderful evening and Broadwayworld was there.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jamie deRoy & Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Joy Behar

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Joy Behar

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Joy Behar & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jamie deRoy & Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Michele Lee & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Larry Gatlin

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Larry Gatlin

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jamie deRoy & Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Daisy Jopling

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jay Johnson

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jay Johnson

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Michele Lee

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Joseph P. Benincasa, Pres. & CEO The Actors Fund

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Gerald W. Lynch Theatre

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Michele Lee, Eda Sorokoff, Dr. Stanley Frileck

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Nathan Johnson & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jamie deRoy Hand Bag

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Paula Kaminsky Davis & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jay Johnson, Jamie deRoy, Luba Mason, Robert Cuccioli, Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Brian Stokes Mitchell & Richard Malty Jr.

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Dr. John Wagner, Julie Budd, Larry Gatlin

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Deborah Silver, Eda Sorokoff, Catherine Adler

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Robert Cuccioli & Luba Mason

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jamie deRoy & Robert Cuccioli

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Eda Sorokoff, Deborah Silver, Julie Budd, HaleySwindal

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Gerald W. Lynch Theater

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Stephen Sorokoff, Jamie deRoy, Sunny Sessa, Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Chuck Steffan & Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Jay Johnson & Daisy Jopling

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
After After Party

Photo Coverage: Brian Stokes Mitchell Surprises Jamie deRoy at Her 25th Anniversary Show
Happy Birthday Jamie deRoy

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