PHOTOS: The seventh annual installment of The Broadway Beauty Pageant, a popular benefit for the Ali Forney Center, hit New York City on Monday evening, May 20th at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
The Broadway Beauty Pageant, directed by Seth Sikes and choreographed by Paul McGill, featured six male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview and swimsuit competitions. This year’s pageant included Callan Bergmann (Silence! The Musical), Julius C. Carter (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Yurel Echezarreta (Matilda), Matthew Goodrich (The Nance), Orion Griffiths (Pippin), and Paul HeeSang Miller (Mamma Mia!).
Guest judges included Andrea Martin (Pippin), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) and four-time Tony nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh was the emcee for the evening. Orion Griffiths won the top honors at this year’s pageant, but all of the boys were winners in our book.
Photography by Jeffrey James Keyes
Carl Siciliano, executive director of the Ali Forney Center
Director Seth Sikes
Nathan Lee Graham
Julius C. Carter
Taylor Trensch and Max Crumm
Max von Essen
David Cromer and Friend
Paul HeeSang Miller
Callan Bergmann and Paul HeeSang Miller
Nasty Pig’s David Lauterstein with Carl Siciliano
Tyler Clementi’s family
Marti Gould Cummings