Broadway Care’s Broadway Backwards is an annual event where gender roles are flipped on their heads resulting in men singing songs originally written for women and vice versa.
The popular night of performances raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. This year the event was held on March 21 and the talented cast helped raise an incredible $480,287.
Don’t worry if you weren’t able to make the star-studded evening. Broadway Cares have put numbers from the night on YouTube, including some highlights that we wanted to share below.
Out actor Jay Armstrong Johnson who can currently be seen in ABC’s Quantico gave “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, his own twist by stepping in for Marilyn Monroe among a sea of men and sparkly jewelry:
Stage legend Chita Rivera stepped into a tux to portray the lawyer Billy Flynn in the song “All I Care About is Love” from the musical Chicago:
Another standout from the evening was Kinky Boots star Wayne Brady singing his own version of “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” from Footloose: