The Set List: See Who Sang What Songs at the 2024 Broadway Backwards Concert | Playbill

Benefits and Galas The Set List: See Who Sang What Songs at the 2024 Broadway Backwards Concert

The annual event benefits Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

Jenn Colella Rebecca J Michelson

The stars turned out last night for Broadway Backwards, an annual favorite benefitting Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. The concert was held March 11 on the stage of the New Amsterdam Theatre (normally home to Disney's Aladdin).

Broadway Backwards celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community, queering the musical theatre canon by inviting Broadway stars to perform show tunes normally sung by characters outside their gender identity. The evening was hosted by Tony nominee Jenn Colella.

Check out the set list from the 2024 concert:

  • "Luck Be a Lady" from Guys and Dolls, performed by Julie Benko and Ensemble*
  • "Love Is an Open Door" from Frozen, performed by Casey Likes and Jelani Remy
  • "What Say You, Meg?" from The Last Ship, performed by Lillias White
  • "Nothing Really Happened," from Is There Life After High School?, performed by Tony Yazbeck and Darius de Haas with Jamison Stern
  • "Stupid With Love" from Mean Girls, performed by Jonathan Bennett
  • "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park With George, performed by Shoshana Bean
  • "It Couldn't Please Me More" from Cabaret, performed by Len Cariou and Chip Zien
  • "Listen" from Dreamgirls (2006 film), performed by Jordan Fisher and John McGinty with Daniel Marmion and Morgana Shaw
  • "The Sadder But Wiser Girl" from The Music Man, performed by Constance Wu
  • "Why God Why?" from Miss Saigon, performed by Arielle Jacobs
  • "An English Teacher" from Bye Bye Birdie, performed by Robin de Jesús
  • "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, performed by (two Jasmines) Shoba Narayan and Courtney Reed***
  • "I Loves You Porgy" from Porgy and Bess, performed by Tituss Burgess
  • "Be Italian" from Nine, performed by Bradley Dean with Todd Buonopane, Joe Chisholm, Nicholas Park, Janelle Farias Sando, and Ensemble**
  • "Fly, Fly Away" from Catch Me If You Can, performed by Norbert Leo Butz
  • "Back to Before" from Ragtime, performed by Alex Newell
  • "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" from The Sound of Music, performed by Joshua Henry and Broadway Inspirational Voices+

    *The "Luck Be a Lady" ensemble included Annelise Baker, Anna Bermudez, Lauren Boyd, Chloë Campbell, Vivianna DeSantiago, Mae-Lynn Flores, Morgan Gillott, Cameron Hah, Rachael Britton Hart, Anna Hiran, Emma Kaufman, Kathleen Laituri, Jessie Lawyer, Carina-Kay Louichey, Alicia Lundgren, Arisa Odaka, Chelsie Pauletti, Christine Sienicki, Bethany Tesarck, and Scarlett Walker.

    **The "Be Italian" ensemble included Andy Christopher, Kris Coleman, Joake Corcoran, Richard Costa, Caleb Dicke, Jerry Gallagher, Danny Grumich, Jaquez, Weston Krukow, Nicholas Nazzaro, Ryan Manuel Rodiño, Robbie Serrano, George Slotin, Jordan Stanfield, Jamison Stern, and Hennessy Winkler.

    ***The "A Whole New World Ensemble" included Michael Callahan, Mathew deGuzman, Brian Dillon, and Jaz Sealey.

    Offstage singers for the event included Charles Barksdale, Sam Brackley, Marissa Bregande, Arnold Harper II, Sarah Kleist, Kukas Poost, Molly Stilliens, and Jamie Zeidman.

    Broadway Inspirational Voices comprises Shaunice Alexander, Kate Chapman, Kayla Coleman, Adee David, Laura Dean, Chris Dilley, Robert H. Fowler, Alexa Green, Paul Ianniello, Kimberly JaJuan, Layke Jones, Hannah Juliano, Nio Levon, Jennifer Malenke, Ben Roseberry, Will Stone, Danielle Summons, Jenifer Thigpen, Paul Trenier, Gayle Turner, and Helen White

    The orchestra for the event featured Adam Rothenberg and Nick Wilders on keyboards; Ethan Pakchar on guitar; Michael Blanco on bass; Jared Schonig on drums; Dylan Schwab and Liesl Whitaker on trumpets; Julie Drombroski-Jones on trombone; Ansy Francois, Neil Johnson, and Steve Lyon on reeds; Coco Taguchi on violin; and Allison Seidner on cello.

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