QUEER VOICES
04/26/2013 06:30 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' 'Easter Bonnet Competition' Raises Record-Breaking Amount

Easter Sunday may have been March 30, but that didn't stop some of New York's finest performers from breaking out their finest bonnets a few weeks after the holiday for a great cause.

The annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' (BC/EFA) Easter Bonnet competition drew the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Tom Hanks and Nathan Lane along with the casts of a number of hot shows currently packing crowds on the Great White Way. The event, now in its 27th year, raised a record $4,250,542 for the organization.

"Lucky Guy," which stars Hanks in his Broadway debut, took home the top fundraising award for its efforts, which raised $301,549. Meanwhile, the "Kinky Boots" company nabbed honors for best presentation, while an "Annie" vs. "Newsies" number was runner up.

BC/EFA's season is far from over, however. "Broadway Bares: Solo Strips" will see a dozen male dancers from "Annie," "Cinderella" and other smash musicals strip down at Manhattan's XL Nightclub, while "Broadway Bares: The United Strips of America" takes place on June 23 at the Roseland Ballroom.

Check out photos from the Easter Bonnet event below, as well as video of the opening number above.

BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition
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