Broadway stars Hugh Jackman (Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway), Bernadette Peters (Follies) and Daniel Radcliffe (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) will present fund-raising awards at the 2011 Gypsy of the Year Competition. The annual event, benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will be held on December 5 and 6 at the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Celebrity presenters scheduled to appear at both shows include Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Danny Burstein (Follies), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Beth Leavel (Standing on Ceremony: the Gay Marriage Plays), Judith Light (Other Desert Cities), Michele Mais (Rock of Ages), Jan Maxwell (Follies) and Patrick Page (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark).
Judges for the performances by Broadway casts include Stephanie J. Block (Anything Goes), director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies), Kim Cattrall (Private Lives), Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Paul Libin (Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theaters and President of the BC/EFA Board of Trustees) and Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Also joining the panel are Stephanie Toups and Karen Walter, who won judging spots by being high bidders at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.
This year's show will include a final Gypsy of the Year appearance by the Broadway cast of Billy Elliot, which has raised more than $1 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Other shows scheduled to perform include The Addams Family, Anything Goes, The Awesome 80s Prom, Chicago, Follies, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Memphis, Naked Boys Singing, NEWSical the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, Silence! The Musical, Sister Act and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.