Gasteyer, Hoffman, Martin, Pasquale, Vilanch and Wopat To Be Miscast for MCC, March 14
By Ernio Hernandez
February 28, 2005
Stage regulars Ana Gasteyer, Jackie Hoffman, Andrea Martin, Steven Pasquale, Bruce Vilanch and Tom Wopat are set to perform in the upcoming Miscast in MCC Theatre’s popular annual benefit, March 14.The celebrated signature musical revue directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray) will perform this year at Roseland. Miscast features Broadway performers singing popular Broadway showtunes. The catch is each performer sings songs for roles in which they would never be cast.
The evening, set to honor The Shubert Organization chairman Gerald Schoenfeld, will feature performances by Gasteyer (Rocky Horror Show), Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray), Andrea Martin (Fiddler on the Roof), Steven Pasquale (A Man of No Importance), Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray) and Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun.
Miscast begins at 6:30 PM with cocktails and a 7:30 PM welcome, dinner and awards presentation. Dessert follows with the performance set for a 9 PM start.
Tickets range from $350-$2,000 for individuals. Tables are available at $7,500 $20,000. For reservations, call (212) 727-7722, extension 32. A live and silent auction will also be held, items can be previewed and bid upon online at www.mcctheater.cmarket.com.
Last year’s audience enjoyed “Queer Eye for the Straight” guru Jai Rodriguez (Zanna Don’t!) singing “Popular” from Wicked (as he mocked MCC co artistic director Bernard Telsey for a “Queer Eye” Make-Over, Wicked’s Kristin Chenoweth watched on then performed “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls. Rent’s feisty Daphne Rubin-Vega sang “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music and Tony Award winner Denis O’Hare (Assassins) crooned “Roxie” as the merry murderess from Chicago.
Past performances have included Kristin Chenoweth and Harvey Fierstein playing husband and wife, respectively, in the duet “Do You Love Me?” from Fiddler on the Roof, Amy Spanger bellowing “Old Man River” from Showboat, Peter Gallagher pleading “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina” from Evita, David Miller’s rendition of “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story, Raul Esparza flying high with “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, Louise Pitre performing “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, Adam Pascal taking on A Chorus Line’s “What I Did For Love” and Jackie Hoffman doing “I’m Still Here” from Follies.
Proceeds from the benefit go towards MCC’s programs. For more information on MCC, visit www.mcctheater.com.