MvVO Art Launches AD ART SHOW

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M

28th Annual Gypsy of the Year Raises $4.4M

Jersey Boys, may be leaving but they won the award as top fundraiser by collecting $322,211 for the 28th annual Gypsy of the Year competition, which benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The cast of Hamilton took home the award for Best Stage Presentation with a dance to a poem by Lin-Manuel Miranda, based on “America.” Political as always the company performed a dance choreographed by Karla Puno Garcia. “Who said it’s free? Not me. America was never America to me. But I swear it will be.” The cast was also the second-highest fundraiser bring in $293,186.

The Book of Mormon was third with $202,844 and The Lion King, was fourth with $116,361, but they also took home first runner-up for Best Stage Presentation. There number “Alone” featured dancers in black outfits and red scarves to suggest red AIDS ribbons, performing L. Steven Taylor’s piece about facing adversity alone, and promising not to let others suffer the same fate.

Top national tour fundraisers included Wicked (Munchkinland tour) with $268,802, Book of Mormon (Jumamosi tour) with $164,383, Fun Home with $147,065, and The Lion King (Gazelle company) with $146,600.

The top-earning Broadway plays were Oh, Hello on Broadway with $127,633, followed by The Humans with $92,776. The top fundraisers among Off-Broadway shows were Cagney, with $28,125, followed by Avenue Q, with $24,323.

Fundraising awards were handed out by Cynthia Erivo, Jessie Mueller, and Javier Munoz.



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

More in Broadway

Tony-nominee Melissa Errico And Acclaimed Pianist Lara Downes Release Single of ‘Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe’

Suzanna BowlingJanuary 22, 2021

A New Decade for the Shubert’s as Philip J. Smith Dies

Suzanna BowlingJanuary 17, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Banner Celebrate Costume Industry Coalition

Suzanna BowlingJanuary 15, 2021

Elaine Paige on Sundays on the BBC

Suzanna BowlingJanuary 3, 2021

The Glorious Corner

G. H. HARDINGJanuary 3, 2021

Broadway Remembers Those We Lost

Suzanna BowlingJanuary 1, 2021

Make Them Hear You/Grateful – The Actors Fund Virtual Gala 2020

Suzanna BowlingDecember 30, 2020

Broadway Producer Roger Berlind Lived to to See 90

Suzanna BowlingDecember 27, 2020

Rebecca Luker in Pictures

Genevieve Rafter KeddyDecember 24, 2020