Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Danny Holgate, Vivian Reed and More at 2015 Amas Musical Theatre Gala

Peter Filichia, noted theatre journalist, author and President of the Theatre World Awards, hosted the 46th Anniversary Gala for Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event was distinguished actor, director, and choreographer André De Shields. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!

The evening kicked off with a champagne reception and silent auction, followed by "The Academy Teens," students of the Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, presenting a sneak peek of their upcoming spring musical production of Fame!, to be presented in May. Two-time Tony Award winner Vivian Reed offered "An Evening with Vivian Reed," a program of songs and stories from her illustrious career with William Foster McDaniel on piano. The evening culminated with the presentations of "The Rosie Award" honoring Broadway leading men -- Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis (The Phantom of the Opera, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess, Les Miserables, The Little Mermaid) and musical director/arranger Danny Holgate (Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope, Bubbling Brown Sugar, Eubie, Cookin' at the Cookery).

The award, commemorating the life and work of Amas Founder Rosetta LeNoire, is bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary accomplishment and dedication in bringing our world more closely together through the performing arts.

Photo Credit: Ben Hider

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