Kristin Chenoweth dons dramatic dress for gala

Ruffling a few feathers in the style stakes! Kristin Chenoweth dons dramatic dress for The Roundabout Theatre gala

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05:43 GMT, 13 March 2012

Her character in GCB might be ruffling feathers on-screen but Kristin Chenoweth was shaking hers as she stepped out a gala in New York tonight.

The actress donned a strapless black and cream gown which boasted a ruffled feathered skirt to attend The Roundabout Theatre 2012 Spring Gala.

The 43-year-old teamed the dramatic dress with a pair of black patent pumps and had her hair styled into a half up ‘do with plenty of volume.

Shake your tail feather! Kristin Chenometh stepped out in a dramatic dress with a feathered skirt at The Roundabout Theatre 2012 Spring Gala

Shake your tail feather! Kristin Chenometh stepped out in a dramatic dress with a feathered skirt at The Roundabout Theatre 2012 Spring Gala

Kristin joined a whole host of famous faces at the dinner and auction which was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Desperate Housewives star Vanessa Williams also attended the event but opted for a more simple ensemble wearing a grey jacket a plunging white top and black satin trousers.

Bold outfit: The 43-year-old teamed the dramatic dress with a pair of black patent pumps and had her hair styled into a half up do with plenty of volume

Bold outfit: The 43-year-old teamed the dramatic dress with a pair of black patent pumps and had her hair styled into a half up do with plenty of volume

TV pals: Kristin was joined by Vanessa Williams to pose up together on the red carpet at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York tonight

TV pals: Kristin was joined by Vanessa Williams to pose up together on the red carpet at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York tonight

Vanessa and Kristin posed up together on the red carpet ahead of the event and looked like firm friends.

30 Rock star Jane Krakoswki took a
night off mummy-duty to event the event and looked lovely in a demure
floral print dress which fell just below the knee.

Simply style: Vanessa stepped out in a pair of satin pants and a grey jacket while Jane Krakowski donned a demure floral print

Simply style: Vanessa stepped out in a pair of satin pants and a grey jacket while Jane Krakowski donned a demure floral print

Simply style: Vanessa stepped out in a pair of satin pants and a grey jacket while Jane Krakowski donned a demure floral print

Silver fox Richard Gere looked older than his years as he arrived at the gala

Silver fox Richard Gere looked older than his years as he arrived at the gala

Richard Gere, also attended the event,
and appeared on stage at the event, which honoured director and
choreographer Rob Marshall.

Marsahll is an Academy Award, Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Marshall, and has roots in RTC productions.

Paying tribute: Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters also attended the event to celebrate Rob Marshall

Paying tribute: Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters also attended the event to celebrate Rob Marshall

In the business: Actor John Slattery and his wife actress Talia Balsam also attended the event

In the business: Actor John Slattery and his wife actress Talia Balsam also attended the event

Gere starred in Chicago, which was directed and choreographed by the honouree.

Two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters also attended the event to celebrate Rob Marshall.

Looking dapper: Matthew Broderick and

Looking dapper: Matthew Broderick and Martin Short dressed up for the occasion

Looking dapper: Matthew Broderick and Martin Short dressed up for the occasion