Meet the Candidates – “Let ‘Em Eat Cake”

Grab Some Cake – and a Slice of Musical Theater History!

For one night only, MasterVoices is mounting the fullest restoration of Let ‘Em Eat Cake that New York audiences have ever seen. Cake is the rarest jewel in the Triple Crown of Gershwin-scored political comedies (alongside Strike Up the Band and Of Thee I Sing), with librettos penned by the same writing team as Marx Brothers classics like Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. The result is, in the words of Ira Gershwin, a Madcap Satire on Practically Everything.

Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Ted Sperling has assembled a stellar team for the project, including CFDA Award-winning designer Zac Posen and script adaptor Laurence Maslon, who literally wrote the book on American musicals and George S. Kaufman.

Learn more about the performers bringing these antics to life on stage at Carnegie Hall on November 21st

Meet the Candidates

Bryce Pinkham
(President Wintergreen)

Who is He? A Tony Award nominee for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2013), Bryce is a leading man seen around town from Broadway to TV. Theater highlights include The Heidi Chronicles (Outer Critics, Drama League Nomination) Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Holiday Inn. TV: Mercy Street, The Good Wife, Person of Interest. Previous MV credits: Knickerbocker Holiday (2011), Of Thee I Sing (2017)

Why’s He Running? Because it’s the only thing he knows how to do.

Watch Out For: A tendency toward megalomania. And his beautiful duet, “Mine, in the second act (with wife Mary).

Mikaela Bennett 
(Mary Wintergreen)

Who Is She? A recent graduate of Juilliard, Mikaela is a gal with gusto. Honored with a 2019 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, she’s already received high accolades for her professional debut as Penelope in The Golden Apple at City Center Encores! (2017), her creation of the title role in Michael Gordon and Daniel Fish’s Acquanetta (2018), and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s West Side Story (2019). Previous MV credits: Our America (2018), Israel in Egypt (2018)

Why’s She Running? She has some very strong ideas about the game of bridge!

Watch Out For: Her saving of American democracy with a tour-de-force fashion show in Act II.

Christopher Fitzgerald

Who is He? Broadway’s go-to funnyman, Fitzgerald has built one of the most quietly successful careers on Broadway. With over nine Broadway roles on his résumé, including Young Frankenstein, Waitress, and Finian’s Rainbow, he’s earned three Tony nominations and has created laugh-out-loud scene-stealing roles time and time again. Previous MV credits:  Knickerbocker Holiday (2011), The Mikado (2012), Babes in Toyland (2017).

Why’s He Running? Because he just LOVES revolutions!

Watch Out For: His big number, “Down With Everything That’s Up”

Kevin Chamberlin
(Vice President Throttlebottom)

Who Is He? Kevin has been nominated for 3 Tony Awards including one for Horton in Seussical and one for Uncle Fester in The Addams Family. He also played the Wizard in Wicked, and is known to TV audiences from appearances on Jessie, Frasier, Law and Order, and more. He moves between theater, movies, and TV because, according to Playbill, he “kind of gets sick of each medium after a while.” We can relate.  Previous MV credit: Of Thee I Sing (2017)

Why’s He Running? Well he’s not, really. But he’s going along for the ride.

Watch Out For: His thankless job as referee for the Supreme Court, in their Act II baseball game, which ends abruptly with the rousing chorus number, “Hang Throttlebottom in the Morning”…


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