It’s been years since Aaron Tveit was involved with Miscast, but the wait is finally over: he has been announced as a performer at this year’s gala, to be held at the Hammerstein Ballroom (in New York) on April 4th. Others in attendance include Lea Salonga, Tituss Burgess, Megan Hilty, Linda Lavin, Beth Behrs, “The Wiz’s” break-out star Shanice Williams, and Aaron’s recent “Grease: Live” co-star Ana Gasteyer. Miscast 2016 is also set to honor Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei.
Tickets for the event start at $99 for standard tickets to the revue; premium seats cost $149. You can buy tickets at this link. For those with extra cash on hand, tickets to the gala – which include a cocktail hour and dinner – start at $1000 for a single person. For more information on gala tickets, visit MCC Theater’s official site.
If you’re unfamiliar with Miscast, the event is rather self-explanatory: those guests invited must perform songs that they would otherwise never sing in a production. Often, this involves gender-swapped songs. In the past, Aaron has sang “Back To Before” from Ragtime and competed in a “pants-off” contest with fellow Wicked alumni Norbert Leo Butz as they dueted Wicked‘s “What is this Feeling?” After performing in “Grease: Live,” maybe we can now expect a male rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted To You”…?