Annaleigh Ashford, Lorna Courtney, Ben Platt, More Join MCC's 'Miscast23'

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MCC Theater announced today the initial performers for Miscast23, which will take place on Monday April 3 at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening will honor Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award nominee Vanessa Williams and MCC Youth Company alumna Lianny Toval.

Miscast23 will feature performances by Tony Award® winner Annaleigh Ashford (Sweeney Todd; “B Positive”), Tony Award® nominee Denée Benton (“The Gilded Age;” Into the Woods), Lorna Courtney (&Juliet; West Side Story), Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award® winner André De Shields (Hadestown; The Wiz), Tony Award® nominee Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Tony Award® winner LaChanze (Troublein Mind; The Color Purple), Drama Desk Award® nominee Bonnie Milligan (Kimberly Akimbo; Head Over Heels), Tony Award® winner Ben Platt (Parade; Dear Evan Hansen), and Eleri Ward (A Perfect Little Death; Only Gold). And more to be announced soon! Will Van Dyke will serve as Musical Director.

Miscast is one of the most anticipated and exciting theater events in New York each year. This spring, the biggest stars of stage and screen will take to the stage at Hammerstein Ballroom, performing songs from roles in which they would not traditionally be cast.

Tables and sponsorship packages are available now by calling Vinny Martini, Senior Manager of Special Events, at (212) 727-7722 x 205. Show-Only priority booking opens on February 7 for MCC Patrons. MCC Subscribers and Members booking opens on February 9. Public show-only on sale begins February 10. All tickets will be available for purchase at

To receive exclusive updates about Miscast23 and to learn more about the event, sign up at Additional benefits can be accessed through ticket and sponsorship packages. For more information, visit the website or e-mail

Funds raised from Miscast23 help MCC Theater produce exciting new work Off-Broadway and support its Youth Company and in-school partnerships that serve New York City public high school students, as well as MCC’s literary development work with emerging playwrights.