Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle and Jeremy Jordan brought their inner divas to the stage March 3 as part of MCC Theater's annual "Miscast" gala.
The handsome Broadway and TV veterans swapped genders by opting for female-centric showtunes for the occasion, which featured some of the Great White Way's hottest stars performing songs from stage roles in which they would never be cast. Groff opened the show by playing Louise to Borle's Dainty June for a rendition of "If Mama Was Married" from the musical "Gypsy," while Jackson crooned "No One is Alone," a tune normally performed by Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim's "Into The Woods." Mostly recently seen in "Newsies," Jordan gave a nod to his "Smash" role by joining Groff for a send-up of "Let Me Be Your Star," a highlight of that TV series' ever-growing repertoire.
Of course, the girls got in on the fun, too. Sierra Boggess offered vestiges of her recent stints in "Les Miserables," albeit in the role of Javert, as well as "Phantom of the Opera" (ever offering up an impeccable Britney Spears impression), while Jane Krakowski closed the show with a memorable "In The Heights."
Honored during the gala for her arts education advocacy work was esteemed actress Judith Light. Light, who nabbed a Tony Award last year for her role in "Other Desert Cities," will next be seen in "The Assembled Parties," which opens at the Manhattan Theater Club in April.
The night also had a more beneficent aim, too, with the event's proceeds going to MCC Theater's Theater’s mission to develop and produce exciting work Off-Broadway as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, in addition to sustaining MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.
Check out photos from "Miscast 2013" below: