It was an exciting time to be in Shubert Alley, when performers from more than 20 Broadway shows sang and danced at a free concert right in the heart of the Theater District. The event, sponsored by United, was part of the lead-up to the Tony Awards on June 8, and featured many of the current nominees. Here are some photos from the event.
Norm Lewis, Broadway’s brand-new Phantom from The Phantom of the Opera, led the festivities and performed a snippet from the show after much prodding from his co-stars.
Pippin co-stars Ciara Renee and Kyle Dean Massey sang and danced their way through “On the Right Track.”
Joanna Christie took in the moment (and enormous crowd) while she and co-star Paul Nolan performed “When Your Mind’s Made Up” with the cast of Once.
The musical On the Town is returning to Broadway in the fall, and cast members Tony Yazbeck, Clyde Alves and Jay Armstrong Johnson showed up (in character) to promote the revival.
Norm Lewis had a little fun with his Phantom of the Opera cast-mates Sierra Boggess and Jeremy Hays, who performed “All I Ask of You” from the musical.
Holler If Ya Hear Me, a new musical based on the songs of Tupac Shukar, starts previews at the Palace Theatre on June 2, and stars Saul Williams and Tonya Pinkins put in an appearance.
The cast of Newsies, led by Corey Cott (center) performed their anthem “Seize the Day.”
Helene York and Brooks Ashmanskas showed off their moves from Bullets Over Broadway with “Let’s Misbehave.”
Nikki M. James, who plays Eponine in the revival of Les Miserables, performed her heartbreaking solo “On My Own.”
If/Then co-stars Jenn Colella and LaChanze sang the duet “Love While You Can.”
Chicago‘s Roxie, Bianca Marroquin, took a bow after performing her characters namesake song.