Records were shattered and inspiring, comical and soul-stirring performances were shared at the 33rd annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $6,594,778, the highest amount ever for a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS event. The previous record was $6,379,572, set in 2017. Since the Easter Bonnet Competition began in 1987, the event has raised $87.5 million.
This year’s top overall fundraising award went to the Hamilton – And Peggy tour, which raised $513,734. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda made a surprise appearance to accept the award.