8 Videos To Get You Super Pumped for MCC’s Miscast 2015
October 6th, 2014
by Josh Ferri
A bevy of Broadway talent will gather at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 30, 2015 for MCC Theater’s annual Miscast gala. This year’s theme is “the year of bold and fearless women,” so naturally the honorees are Tony-winning producer Fran Weissler (Chicago, Pippin, Finding Neverland) and American Horror Story Emmy nominee Sarah Paulson.
Miscast is an evening of song that both Broadway insiders and fans look forward to because MCC gives actors the opportunity to perform songs they would never be cast to sing—and really what’s more fun than that? Below, we look back on eight of our favorite Miscast performances from years past.
Kicking it off with 30 Rock star and Tony winner Jane Krakowski spitting rhymes as Usnavi, the Dominican male bodega owner, in the title number from In the Heights.
Girl’s got moves. And naturally transitioning from Usnavi to Usnavi, In the Heights original star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda was serving fiery-Anita-realness opposite Raul Esparza’s moving Maria in this testosterone-filled “A Boy Like That.”
Another male-on-male duet that drove the kids wild on Twitter was Smash’s anthem “Let Me Be Your Star” performed by Tony nominees turned screen stars Jeremy Jordan and Jonathan Groff.
Then Jeremy Jordan sang Idina Menzel’s song from the Groff flick Frozen, and [spoiler alert] it was perfection. #JeremyForElsa
A few years back, post—Glee, pre-Looking— Groff stopped the show and broke the internet when he did Sutton Foster’s complete “Anything Goes” number. Foster won a Tony for her performance while Groff earned his spot in YouTube history.
Speaking of Miss Sutton Lenore, she did this beautiful version of “Maria” from West Side Story and it was almost like praying.
From a prayer to something a little more carnal. Here's that infamous moment Wicked vets & former Catch Me If You Can co-stars Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit had a battle of the tight Fiyero pants while singing "Loathing." The booty shaking begins around 4:35.
And since we’ve clearly transitioned from official HD to blurry bootleg, we end this Miscast YouTube celebration with a video of Tveit singing and dancing the role of Eva Peron as she arrives in “Buenos Aires.” (Because if there's a chance to include Evita, you always include Evita.)
Mark your calendars for ‘Miscast 2015’ and check out MCC’s ‘The Money Shot’ at the Lucille Lortel through October 19.