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Oscar Winner Marisa Tomei to be Honored at MCC Theatre’s Annual ‘Miscast’ Gala

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New York, NY – MCC THEATER (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey and William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is excited to announce that this year’s Miscast gala, an annual showstopper of the theater season, will honor Oscar® winning star of stage & screen and MCC alum Marisa Tomei.  Tomei won the Oscar® for her unforgettable performance in My Cousin Vinny and received both Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award nominations for her work in the films In the Bedroom and The Wrestler.  On stage, she most recently appeared in the acclaimed Broadway production of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses, and performed at MCC in their inaugural season production of Alan Bowne’s Beirut.  She will next be seen on Fox’s hit drama series “Empire.”  Miscast 2016 is set for Monday, April 4, 2016 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street).  For ticket and table purchasing options, visit www.mcctheater.org/galamiscast_tickets.html.


In a statement, honoree Marisa Tomei said: “I have a deep love for MCC Theater and the important work it champions. That love affair started in MCC’s first season when I took on the role of Blue in Alan Bowne’s world premiere of Beirut.  My experience with MCC has guided me ever since. The relationships I made, the knowledge I gained – so much of that is still a part of my life today. I am thrilled to be honored at the Miscast Gala and play a role in this celebratory night supporting the essential work that defines MCC Theater.”

MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala is one of the most exciting and unique theater events in town. Broadway’s hottest stars perform songs from roles in which they would never be cast.  An all-star lineup of performers will be announced at a later date.


Link to video from last year’s Miscast 2015:



“The year’s funniest revue!”The Huffington Post

“One of The Year’s Most Galvanizing Theater Moments!”The New York Times


Proceeds from Miscast 2016 will, as always, 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.


To purchase gala tickets, please contact Nick Vermane at (212) 727-7722, ext. 232 or via email at nvername@mcctheater.org. Mezzanine level show-only tickets available for purchase beginning on February 2, 2016 via OvationTix.


The schedule for the evening is as follows:

6:30 p.m.           Cocktails and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m.           Dinner and Honoree Celebration

8:45 p.m.           Miscast 2016 Revue


Last year, Miscast 2015 honored multi-Emmy® Award nominee Sarah Paulson and Tony® winning producer Fran Weissler.


Performers from past years include: Uzo Aduba, Norbert Leo Butz, Annaleigh Ashford, Megan Hilty, Raúl Esparza, Ben Platt, Kelli O’Hara, Brian D’Arcy James, Steven Pasquale, Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Jesse L. Martin, Zosia Mamet and many others. Special guests have included Julianna Margulies, Andy Cohen, Charles Busch, Helen Mirren, Lewis Black, Chris Noth, Edward Albee, Kathleen Turner, Jerry Stiller, Mo Rocca, Isaac Mizrahi, and many more.


MCC Theater – founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company – is driven by a mission to provoke conversations that have never happened and otherwise never would.  Led by Artistic Directors Robert LuPoneBernard TelseyWilliam Cantler, and Executive Director Blake West, MCC fulfills its mission by producing new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences, and by nurturing the development of playwrights and students through a variety of literary and education programs that enable nearly 1,200 New York City high school students to find – and use – their own unique voice each year through the creation and performance of original theater pieces.  MCC currently produces its annual season at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and will open its own two-theater complex on West 52nd Street and 10th Avenue in 2017.  Notable productions include the recent hit Hand to God, which is currently having a celebrated run on Broadway; The Legend of Georgia McBride; The Nether; the Obie-winning Punk Rock; Small Engine Repair; The Village Bike; The Other Place; Really Really; The Submission, winner of the inaugural Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Award for new American plays; The Pride; Fifty Words; Nixon’s Nixon; The Grey Zone; the Tony Award-winning Frozen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit; the re-imagined production of the musical Carrie; and nine plays by Playwright-in-Residence Neil LaBute, including Fat Pig, Reasons to Be Pretty and Reasons to Be Happy.



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