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Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The one night only special event STANDING ON CEREMONY: THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS was held last night, June 14th, at the Angel Oresanz Center in NYC.

This star studded show and benefit featured A Collection of Short Plays Written for Marriage Equality by: Moises Kaufmann, Constance Congdon, Paul Rudnick, Neil LaBute, Doug Wright among many others.

Standing On Ceremony was created to benefit the HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN, MARRAIGE EQUALITY NEW YORK and NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP.

The show featured performances by Matthew Broderick, Julianne Nicholson, Judd Hirsch, Kathy Najimy, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Debra Monk, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael Longoria, Dan Butler, David Pittu, Jason Butler Harner, Jonathan Cake, Kristin Nielsen, Nancy Giles, Jillian Armenante, Kevin Chamberlin, Frankie Faison, Randy Harrison, Jefferson Mays, Christopher Sieber, Mary Testa, Mary Louise Wilson, and B.D. Wong.

Although the show may be over the on-line registry will remain open through the end of the month for those who would still like to donate: In an innovative approach to fundraising for this worthy cause, another way to contribute is through a special "wedding gift registry." Visit http://www.myregistry.com/public/Standing-on-Ceremony using the organization name "Standing On Ceremony." 

Photo credit: Gabrielle Sierra

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The stage at the Angel Orensanz Center

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The stage at the Angel Orensanz Center

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The band warming up at the Angel Orensanz Center

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Linda Chapman (NYTW Associate Artistic Director), Jim Nicola (NYTW Artistic Director) and Holly Hughes (Playwright), and guest

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

James Embden (husband of NYTW Board Member, Barbara Cutler) and NYTW Managing Director, William Russo

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Our host Sybil Bruncheon

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Kathy Najimy

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

NYTW Board President Heather Randall and Judd Hirsch

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Robin Kradles and Sybil Bruncheon

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The band warming up

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Kathy Najimy in conversation

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

VIP Reception for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
 Julianne Nicholson in conversation

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The crowd gathering for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
Julianne Nicholson and her niece Tess Nicholson, Jefferson Mays in background

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Robin Kradles

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The audience of Standing on Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
Jefferson Mays, Sean Dugan, B.D. Wong, Debra Monk, Christopher Sieber, Reverend Thomas Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Michael Longoria, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kristine Nielsen

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Jefferson Mays, Sean Dugan, B.D. Wong, Debra Monk

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
Michael Stuhlbarg, Kristine Nielsen, Dan Butler, Dale Soules, Maulik Pancholy, Halley Feiffer, Judd Hirsch

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Christopher Sieber, Reverend Thomas Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Michael Longoria

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing on Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The cast of Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
Jason Butler Harner, Michael Longoria, Reverend Thomas Miller, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kristine Nielsen, Dale Soules, Maulik Pancholy, Dan Butler, Halley Feiffer, Judd Hirsch

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

Our host Sybil Bruncheon

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The Raffle for Standing On Ceremony

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays

The roof of the Angel Orensanz Center

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays
Halley Feiffer

Photo Coverage: STANDING ON CEREMONY: The Gay Marriage Plays


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