Leaders In Sweet Harmony At Academy Ball

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BONNIE SQUIRES takes you inside all the exclusive parties at the 2013 Academy Ball.

HUGH JACKMAN brought down the house with his song from Les Misérables, “Who Am I? Photo/Bonnie Squires

Ellen and Jerry Pappert, Esq., were among the prominent people who attended. Pappert is a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Photo/Bonnie Squires

Governor Tom Corbett and his wife First Lady Susan Corbett were part of the performance. The Governor and Mayor Nutter had rehearsed being on stage and reciting some factoids about famous scenes from past Academy of Music performances. But then Hugh Jackman, star of the concert, danced over to the VIP box and began dancing with Mrs. Corbett to his singing of “Mack the Knife” – ending with a kiss on the cheek. The audience applauded wildly. Photo/Bonnie Squires

HEIDI & COLE HAMELS participated in concert program. Photo/Bonnie Squires

BILL SASSO, ESQ. and Joe Frick are long-time supporters and leaders of Academy Concert & Ball. Photo/Bonnie Squires

DIANA REGAN, president of Alliance Française, & husband Dr. John Regan, love to support Yannick and Orchestra. Photo/Bonnie Squires

AQUA AMERICA’S Chris Franklin & his wife – his company was a major benefactor of Academy Concert & Ball. Photo/Bonnie Squires

CAROL HAAS GRAVAGNO, long-time supporter and officer of Phila. Orchestra, & her husband. Photo/Bonnie Squires

PNC PRESIDENT Bill Mills & wife Dr. Patti Riley Mills were among sponsors of evening. Photo/Bonnie Squires

STEPHANIE BRANDOW, president of Volunteers Committee for Phila. Orchestra, and her husband renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk Brandow. Photo/Bonnie Squires

MARK SEGAL is interviewed by Maria Papadakis for Philly.com. Photo/Bonnie Squires

ARRIVING early to check on arrangements are, from left, Leslie Anne Miller, Esq.; her husband Richard Worley, chairman of Phila. Orchestra Association; and Leslie’s sister Sarah Miller Coulson, who co-chaired 156th Anniversary Concert & Ball with Dan Hilferty, CEO of Blue Cross. Photo/Bonnie Squires

ALLISON VULGAMORE, president and CEO of Phila. Orchestra Association, and Joanna (Jody) Lewis, president and CEO of Academy of Music, headed up receiving line outside Academy ballroom. Orchestra VP Katherine Blodgett gives all credit to Lewis for designing the fabulous evening’s receptions, concert and dinner dances. Photo/Bonnie Squires

NEW TEMPLE UNIVERSITY President Neil Theobald & wife Sheona were squired around by Dr. Larry Kaiser, head of Temple’s Health Systems. Photo/Bonnie Squires

SEN. BOB CASEY and his wife Terese were seated in VIP box next to stage and got to see Hugh Jackman perform up close and personal. Photo/Bonnie Squires

SECRETARY of Commonwealth Carol Aichele and her husband Steve Aichele, Esq., Penna. General Counsel, were among politicos who joined in Academy of Music celebration. Photo/Bonnie Squires

GOV. TOM CORBETT and his wife First Lady Susan Corbett were part of performance. Governor and Mayor Michael Nutter had rehearsed being on stage and reciting some factoids about famous scenes from past Academy of Music performances. But then Hugh Jackman, star of the concert, danced over to VIP box and began dancing with Mrs. Corbett while singing “Mack the Knife” – ending with a kiss on cheek. Audience applauded wildly. Photo/Bonnie Squires

COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson and his wife Dawn enjoyed President’s Reception, concert and dinner dance at Park Hyatt after Hugh Jackman-Phila. Orchestra concert. Photo/Bonnie Squires

RENEE CHENAULT FATTAH and her husband Congressman Chaka Fattah love to support Orchestra and Academy of Music. Photo/Bonnie Squires

BILL HANKOWSKY and his wife Rosemary join Lidia and State Rep. Mike Turzai, Penna. House Majority Leader, at Academy of Music for Phila. Orchestra’s 156th annual concert and ball. Photo/Bonnie Squires

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