Julianna Margulies served as an honorary cochair for Miscast 2017.
Julianna Margulies served as an honorary cochair for Miscast 2017.
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MCC Theater held its annual Miscast Gala on Monday, April 3, in celebration of the theater's 30th anniversary. The event was held at Hammerstein Ballroom.

Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez performed.
Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez performed at the Miscast Gala.
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Performers included Tony winners Annaleigh Ashford (Sunday in the Park With George), Norbert Leo Butz (Big Fish), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Jennifer Holliday (The Color Purple), and Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) as well as Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block (Falsettos), Brian d'Arcy James (Something Rotten!), and Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton), plus Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez.

Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James was part of the show.
Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James was part of the show.
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Honorary cochairs for Miscast 2017 included Norbert Leo Butz, Josh Charles, Hugh Dancy, Alex Dinelaris, Jenna Fischer, Jonathan Groff, Oscar Isaac, Allison Janney, Neil LaBute, Melissa Leo, Judith Light, Zosia Mamet, Julianna Margulies, Laurie Metcalf, Anna Paquin, Sarah Paulson, Piper Perabo, Lily Rabe, Thomas Sadoski, Maura Tierney, and Marisa Tomei. All honorary cochairs are artistic alumni of MCC Theater over its last three decades.

Broadway favorite and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara performed.
Broadway favorite and Tony winner Kelli O'Hara performed.
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MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala features Broadway's stars performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Proceeds from Miscast support MCC Theater's mission to develop and produce exciting work off-Broadway, as well as its Youth Company and partnerships with New York City public high schools, and MCC's literary development work with emerging playwrights.