|Gavin Creel and Aaron Tveit to Reunite for MCC Theater’s MISCAST21|
|Last Edit: Official_Press_Release 03:30 pm EDT 05/06/21|
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GAVIN CREEL AND AARON TVEIT
WILL REUNITE FOR A BRAND-NEW DUET AT
THEY JOIN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PERFORMERS:
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, MELISSA BARRERA, ROBIN DE JESÚS, RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, LESLIE GRACE, CHEYENNE JACKSON, JAI'LEN JOSEY, LACHANZE,
IDINA MENZEL, KELLI O'HARA, BILLY PORTER,
KELLY MARIE TRAN, AND PATRICK WILSON
THE VIRTUAL GALA WILL FEATURE ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES BY
MCKINLEY BELCHER III, NICK BLAEMIRE, SANDRA CALDWELL, JUAN CASTANO, TRIP CULLMAN, HUGH DANCY, HALLEY FEIFFER, DOMINIQUE FISHBACK, JENNIFER GARNER, PAIGE GILBERT, LUCAS HEDGES, EVAN JONIGKEIT, ALEX LACAMOIRE, DONJA R. LOVE, ZOSIA MAMET, LAURIE METCALF, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, ANA NOGUEIRA, AND MARISA TOMEI
STREAMING FREE ON
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021 AT 8PM ET
PRE-SHOW BEGINS AT 7:30PM ET
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT MCCTHEATER.ORG
(New York – May 6, 2021) MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Co-Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!, Hair) and Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Next to Normal) will reunite for a brand-new duet for Miscast21, premiering on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 8pm ET on MCC's YouTube Channel.
A pre-show featuring a look back at iconic performances from previous Miscast galas will begin at 7:30pm ET. The broadcast will remain available through 11:59pm ET on Thursday, May 20, 2021.
Creel and Tveit previously performed the duet "Take Me or Leave Me" from RENT at the 2016 Miscast Gala. The pair rounds out a group of performers that includes Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford ("B Positive," Kinky Boots), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights film, Vida), Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús (tick, tick... Boom!, The Boys in the Band),Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton, "Altered Carbon"), 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 LaChanze (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple), Tony Award winner Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked),Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I, South Pacific),Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Porter ("Pose," Kinky Boots), 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").
Miscast21 will also feature appearances by McKinley Belcher III (MCC's The Light, "Ozark"), Nick Blaemire (MCC's Space Dogs, Falsettos), Sandra Caldwell (MCC's Charm), Juan Castano (MCC's Transfers, "What/If"), Trip Cullman (MCC's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow), Hugh Dancy (MCC's The Pride, Apologia), Halley Feiffer (MCC's Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow), BAFTA nominee Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah, Subverted), Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Garner (Cyrano de Bergerac, "Alias"), Paige Gilbert (MCC's BLKS and School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play), Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (MCC's Yen, The Waverly Gallery), Evan Jonigkeit (MCC's Really Really, The Snow Geese), Grammy and Tony Award winner Alex Lacamoire (MCC's The Wrong Man, Hamilton), Donja R. Love (one in two, MCC's soft), Zosia Mamet ("The Flight Attendant," MCC's Really Really), Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf (Three Tall Women, A Doll's House, Part 2), Emmy, Grammy, Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), Ana Nogueira (Engagements, "The Vampire Diaries"), and Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (MCC's Beirut, The Rose Tattoo).
Will Van Dyke (Little Shop of Horrors, Pretty Woman) serves as Musical Supervisor and Director.
MCC has added items to their previously announced auction. Bids are now open on a personal video message from Judith Light and Julianna Margulies. Limited Edition Miscast21 merchandise is also now on sale – including totes, hats, mugs, and a t-shirt. To bid on auction items or to purchase merchandise, visit www.bidpal.net/miscast21 or text Miscast21 to 243-725.
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. 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 email@example.com.
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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