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Idina Menzel, Kelly Marie Tran, and More Join Performer Lineup for MCC Theater's MISCAST21
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:01 am EDT 04/19/21

MCC THEATER
ANNOUNCES

THE NEXT ROUND OF PERFORMERS FOR

MISCAST21:

MELISSA BARRERA
LESLIE GRACE
CHEYENNE JACKSON
JAI'LEN JOSEY
IDINA MENZEL
KELLY MARIE TRAN
PATRICK WILSON

THEY JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PERFORMERS:
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, ROBIN DE JESÚS, RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, LACHANZE, KELLI O'HARA AND BILLY PORTER

MISCAST21 AUCTION AND RAFFLE NOW OPEN

THE VIRTUAL GALA WILL STREAM FREE ON
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 AT 8PM ET

DOWNLOAD HEADSHOTS HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MCCTHEATER.ORG

(New York - April 19, 2021) MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the next round of performers for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC's YouTube Channel. The broadcast will remain available through 11:59pm ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Melissa Barrera (In the Heights film, Vida), Leslie Grace (In the Heights film), Cheyenne Jackson ("American Horror Story," Xanadu), Jai'Len Josey (SpongeBob SquarePants, The Secret Life of Bees), Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked), Kelly Marie Tran (Raya and the Last Dragon, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominee Patrick Wilson (The Full Monty, "Fargo") have joined the lineup of performers for Miscast 21.

They join the previously announced Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("B Positive," Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús (tick, tick... Boom!, The Boys in the Band),Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, "Altered Carbon"), Tony Award winner LaChanze (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple), Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I, South Pacific), and Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Porter ("Pose," Kinky Boots). The complete performer and presenter lineup will be announced at the beginning of May.

Will Van Dyke (Little Shop of Horrors, Pretty Woman)serves as Musical Supervisor and Director.

MCC Theater has also launched their Miscast21 Auction and Raffle. Visit http://bidpal.net/miscast21 to bid on signed MCC memorabilia and incredible vacation packages. A free raffle will also be held for chance to win a VIP Show Only Experience at Miscast22 - including 4 VIP tickets, a backstage meet and greet with the cast, a post show champagne toast on stage, and exclusive Miscast22 merchandise with a signed program. Rules and regulations apply. Visit raffle page for details.

Miscast is one of the most anticipated and exciting theater events in New York each year. This spring, the biggest stars of stage and screen will once again take to the virtual stage to sing songs from roles in which they would not traditionally be cast, inviting theater fans from around the world to join in the celebration.

The free broadcast will be captioned, and will feature brand new performances, special guests, and more. Additional details including timing, performers, and presenters will be announced at a later date. To receive exclusive updates about Miscast21 and to learn more about the event, sign up here www.mcctheater.org/miscast. Additional benefits can be accessed through ticket and sponsorship packages. For more information, visit the website or e-mail events@mcctheater.org .

Funds raised from Miscast21 help MCC Theater produce exciting new work Off-Broadway and support its Youth Company and in-school partnerships that serve New York City public high school students, as well as MCC's literary development work with emerging playwrights. Donations can be made at https://mcctheater.org/miscast-donation/.

ABOUT MCC THEATER

MCC Theater is one of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would. Founded in 1986 as a collective of artists leading peer-based classes to support their own development as actors, writers and directors, the tenets of collaboration, education, and community are at the core of MCC Theater's programming. One of the only theaters in the country led continuously by its founders, Artistic Directors Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, and Will Cantler, MCC fulfills its mission through the production of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals that challenge artists and audiences to confront contemporary personal and social issues, and robust playwright development and education initiatives that foster the next generation of theater artists and students.

MCC Theater's celebrated productions include Aziza Barnes' BLKS; Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play; Penelope Skinner's The Village Bike; Robert Askins' Hand to God (Broadway transfer; five 2015 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play); John Pollono's Small Engine Repair; Paul Downs Colaizzo's Really Really; Sharr White's The Other Place (Broadway transfer); Jeff Talbott's The Submission (Laurents/Hatcher Award); Neil LaBute's reasons to be pretty (Broadway transfer, three 2009 Tony Award® nominations, including Best Play), Some Girl(s), Fat Pig, The Mercy Seat, and All The Ways To Say I Love You; Michael Weller's Fifty Words; Alexi Kaye Campbell's The Pride; Bryony Lavery's Frozen (Broadway transfer; four 2004 Tony Award® nominations including Best Play, Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor); Tim Blake Nelson's The Grey Zone; Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living (2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist); Margaret Edson's Wit (1999 Pulitzer Prize); and the musicals Coraline, Carrie, and Ride the Cyclone. Many plays developed and produced by MCC have gone on to productions throughout the country and around the world.

Blake West joined the company in 2006 as Executive Director. MCC opened the doors to its new home in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, on January 9, 2019, unifying the company's activities under one roof for the first time and expanding its producing, artist development, and education programming.

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