Broadway Beauty Pageant Showcases Hottest Male Stars
MANHATTAN — The fairest man on Broadway will soon be crowned in a contest complete with a swimsuit competition.
Six of the most-admired guys to grace Broadway stages will compete in the seventh annual Broadway Beauty Pageant Monday night at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, raising funds for homeless LGBTQ youth services organization the Ali Forney Center.
The contestants who will perform in the talent portion of the show, strut in swimwear and be interviewed are Callan Bergmann of "Silence! The Musical," Julius C. Carter of "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark," Yurel Echezarreta of "Matilda," Matthew Goodrich of "The Nance," Orion Griffiths of "Pippin" and Paul HeeSang Miller of "Mamma Mia!"
Theater-world stars Andrea Martin of "Pippin," Michael Urie of "Buyer and Cellar" and Billy Porter of "Kinky Boots" will judge the show, but the big winner will be determined by the audience.
Past judges have included Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer and Michael Musto.
With headquarters in Midtown, the Ali Forney Center provides housing and social services to youth in New York and beyond.
Tickets for the Broadway Beauty Pageant at 566 LaGuardia Place cost between $25 and $150 each and are available online. VIP tickets include premier seating, pre- and post-show cocktails and a gift bag.