Miami-based Antonio Junior is the Founder of Florida Conservation, Inc., where his responsibilities include hiring, training and managing division leaders to oversee the company’s workforce. Though he lives in Miami, Antonio Junior regularly travels to New York City, where he enjoys attending Broadway plays. One of his favorites is Dreamgirls.
In early April, veteran stage performer and two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz took to the stage at the MCC Theater’s annual MisCast Gala, where he performed multiple songs from Dreamgirls. The Miscast Gala provides performers the opportunity to take on songs they would never get to perform professionally due to differences like gender, age, and race.
Butz led an ensemble cast made up of stage veterans Brian d’Arcy James, Brandon Victor Dixon, Kelli O’Hara, Jordan Fisher, Stephanie J. Block, and Jenn Colella. Together, the group performed the Dreamgirls hits, “It’s All Over,” and, “I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”
To cap off the performance, Butz ended by bowing at the feet of Jennifer Holliday, who originated the role of Effie in the Broadway production of Dreamgirls. The performances are available for viewing via the MCC Theater’s official YouTube page.