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UPDATED: Michael Urie, Billy Porter, and Andrea Martin to Judge Their Peers in the Broadway Beauty Pageant

Contestants will include cast members from Matilda, The Nance, Pippin, and more Broadway favorites. logo

Michael Urie
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UPDATED: The list of contestants for the seventh annual Broadway Beauty Pageant has been released. The participants will be cast members from some of the hottest shows on and off-Broadway, including Callan Bergmann (Silence! The Musical), Julius C. Carter (Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Yurel Echezarreta (Matilda), Matthew Goodrich (The Nance), Orion Griffiths (Pippin), and Paul HeeSang Miller (Mamma Mia!). As was previously announced, four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will host the event.

April 10, 2013 - The Broadway Beauty Pageant has announced that four-time Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh will serve as the host of this year's show, which will take place May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Current New York theater stars Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots), and Andrea Martin (Pippin) have been selected to be the contests judges. The pageant features male cast members representing their respective Broadway shows, competing for the title crown through talent, interview, and swimsuit competitions.

Though the contestants will go head to head in front of a fabulous drag queen, exiled grandmother, and this season's assistant to Barbra Streisand, the final vote comes down to the audience members. This year's contestants will be announced shortly.

Seth Sikes will direct the event, which will be choreographed by Paul McGill.