Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony nominee Allison Janney will be the guest of honor at Miscast 2014, MCC Theater's annual gala featuring actors performing songs from roles in which they would never be cast. Miscast 2014 will be held March 31, 2014 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. An all-star lineup of performers for the 2014 gala will be announced at a later date.
Janney won four Emmy Awards for her performance as White House Press Secretary C.J. Clegg on The West Wing, and received Tony nods for her roles in A View from the Bridge and 9 to 5. Janney's many TV and film credits include Mom, The Help, Away We Go, Juno, Hairspray, Finding Nemo, The Hours, American Beauty, 10 Things I Hate About You and The Ice Storm.
"Allison’s remarkable achievements on stage, in film, and on television have made her one of our most beloved and respected actors. Allison is truly one-of-a-kind; everyone wants to work with her, everyone wants her involved with their projects," MCC Theater Artistic Director Bernard Telsey said in a statement.
Miscast 2013 honored Tony winner Judith Light, and the roster of performers included Christian Borle, LaChanze, Jonathan Groff, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess, Cheyenne Jackson and more. Proceeds from Miscast 2014 will 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.