Bruce Vilanch in Hairspray(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Bruce Vilanch in Hairspray
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Bruce Vilanch, currently starring as Edna Turnblad in the Broadway production of Hairspray, will host the 16th Annual Gypsy of the Year Competition at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Monday, December 6 at 4:30pm and Tuesday, December 7 at 2pm.

The event marks the culmination of a six-week fundraising competition among the companies of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, with all proceeds going to benefit the works of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Among those performing will be cast members of 42nd Street, Avenue Q, Beauty and the Beast, Bombay Dreams, Brooklyn, Dracula, Hairspray, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, The Producers, Rent, and Wicked. Awards will be given for the best presentations and for the most money raised.

VIP and priority tickets range in price from $200 to $350; general admission tickets range from $20 to $90. They can be purchased online by clicking here, in person at the BC/EFA offices (165 West 46th Street, Suite 1300), by phoning 212-840-0770, or at the door on the days of the event.