After six weeks of fundraising efforts, 54 Broadway, off-Broadway, and national touring companies were able to raise $4,786,239 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it was announced Tuesday at the culminating celebration of the 27th Gypsy of the Year. The annual event, which honors ensemble singers and dancers, is an evening of skits, songs, and dances. Awards are given for the best presentation during the two days of performances and for the shows raising the most money during the six-week effort.
This year, the company of Kinky Boots took honors for best onstage presentation for a freestyle rap led by the show's new star, Wayne Brady, and surprise guest performers Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda from Broadway's Hamilton. Watch the trio show off their improvisational chops (Brady honed his on TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Miranda honed his as part of improv hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme):
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