PHOTOS: Buff Bodies And Hilarious Costumes At The Broadway Beauty Pageant

It’s no secret that Monday night’s Broadway Beauty Pageant was a tad gay—in fact only one of the five contestants was straight (Jesse Swimm a.k.a. Mr. Mary Poppins), making the show, a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, a true “Men on Parade.”  A parade which, as you can see in the photo above, host Tovah Feldshuh, was all too happy to lead.

In the end, though, it took wit and talent—as well as a rockin’ bod—for Mr. Mamma Mia Andrew Chappelle (above, far right) to take the crown. For details on how he pulled it off, check out our in-depth report on the event.

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Photos courtesy Ali Forney Center


From left to right: Corey Mach (Mr. Godspell), Jesse Swimm (Mr. Mary Poppins), Anthony Wayne (Mr. Priscilla), Andrew Chappelle (Mr. Mamma Mia), Wilkie Ferguson III (Mr. Porgy)

Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, comedian/Broadway star Jackie Hoffman and Tony winner Tonya Pinkin

Ali Forney Center executive director Carl Siciliano

Anthony Wayne did a lip-synch drag routine to “I Am Changing,” from Dreamgirls

Andrew Chappelle sported a rainbow prop for a whimsical Wizard of Oz-themed swimwear show. Not pictured: his dick-a-boxl accessory, which actually contained candy that he threw out to the audience.

Chappelle, a.k.a. Mr. Mamma Mia, becomes Mr. Broadway  Beauty Pageant 2012.




Andrew Chappelle (left) shows off his crown