8 Memorable Moments from MCC Theater’s Miscast Gala
MCC Theater’s Miscast Gala is always a highlight of the season, and this year’s performances did not disappoint. The annual event, which took place last night, offers Broadway stars the opportunity to sing songs that they would never get to perform professionally, and the song choices this year were incredible. Check out some of our favorite moments from the evening.
1. “The Band’s Visit” star Katrina Lenk sang “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” and she played the fiddle accompanying herself.
2. “Frozen” star Caissie Levy sang “Shiksa Goddess” from “The Last Five Years,” and when she got to the line about having “a powerful connection to your firearm collection,” she said, “Actually, that’s a dealbreaker.”
3. “SpongeBob SquarePants” stars Gavin Lee, Ethan Slater, and Wesley Taylor sing “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” from “Company.” When they got to the lyric “Bobby is my hobby, and I’m giving it up,” Slater said, “SpongeBobby is my hobby, and I’m never giving it up!”
4. Jayne Houdyshell sings “It Only Takes a Moment” from “Hello, Dolly!” She stopped in the middle of the song to gush about the night’s honoree (and her “Doll’s House, Part 2” co-star), Laurie Metcalf, and Metcalf started crying in her seat and joined Houdyshell onstage for the rest of the performance.
5. Robert Fairchild sang (and danced) “The Music and the Mirror” from “A Chorus Line.” MCC Theater co-artistic director Robert LuPone was the original Zach in the show and read the lines from the aisle with Fairchild.
6. Jeremy Jordan sang “She Used To Be Mine” from “Waitress.” The show’s composer Sara Bareilles was sitting next to him, and when he finished his performance, she said, “You got the job!”
7. Alex Newell sang “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman.”
8. “Hamilton” star Jordan Fisher sang “I’m Here” from “The Color Purple.”
Photos by Jenny Anderson