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Celebrities Turn Out For New York Pops Gala, Transform It Into The Great 'Glamorous' Way

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Stars of stage and screen, Debra Messing ("Will & Grace," "Smash," "Outside Mullingar") with her beau, leading man, Will Chase ("Nashville," "Smash," "The Mystery of Edwin Drood")

Last night, the stars came out for the New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala, a special event to celebrate the organization and honor the musical contributions of famed stage, film and TV songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Smash," "Hairspray," "Down With Love" and the Broadway-bound, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," currently a major hit in London)

With a packed house at Carnegie Hall, and celebrities both on stage and in the audience to cheer them on, the night proved that glamour is not reserved for TV and film ceremonies, alone.

It reinvigorated the beauty of Broadway this year, just in time for it's own awards season, with guests dressed in their glamorous best, and a slew of fantastic performances by some of today's top stars.

Celebrities spotted include Sarah Jessica Parker, Debra Messing, Matthew Morrison, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Jane Krakowski, Patti LuPone and more. Check out shots from the evening's red carpet festivities, below!

Photo Credit: Emma Pratte/Center On The Aisle

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Think pink! Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock," "Nine") proved to be pretty in pink in a strapless gown

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Choreographer, Jerry Mitchell ("Catch Me If You Can")

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There's nothing "common" about Sarah Jessica Parker, a fashion icon who recently returned to the New York stage ("Sex and the City," "The Commons of Pensacola")

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Montego Glover ("Memphis")

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Pops Art: Pops conductor Steven Reineke conducted a stellar performance, titled "Make it BIG" with songs written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and featuring performances by more than 200 musicians

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Kerry Butler ("Hairspray," "Little Shop of Horrors")

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Ricki Lake ("The Ricki Lake Show," "Hairspray")

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This photo will bring some "Glee!" to fans of Matthew Morrison ("Glee!," "South Pacific"), who looked his usual handsome self at the show's after-party at NYC's Mandarin Oriental hotel

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Will Chase and Debra Messing

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Many leading men in attendance, well "suited" for the occasion and looking stellar in their tuxedos, including Aaron Tveit ("Graceland." "Les Miserables")

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Christian Borle ("Sound of Music," "Smash," "Peter and the Starcatcher")

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Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

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Taking a page from Angelina Jolie, Katarine McPhee ("American Idol," Smash") sneaked a peek of leg and looked beautiful in a ever-so-slightly revealing revealing gown

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An expecting Megan Hilty ("Smash," "Wicked") glowed with her husband, Brian Gallagher at her side joined by New York Pops conductor, Steven Reineke

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Laura Bell Bundy ("Legally Blonde," "Hairspray")

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Jennifer Lewis ("What's Love Got to Do With It," "Hairspray," "Black Don't Crack")