By Timothy Cama
Hillary Clinton hasn’t declared that she’ll run for president in 2016, but one wouldn’t know it from the decidedly pro-Clinton crowd at Fiola Mare Friday night for celebrity manager Eric Podwall’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner party.
Glee’s Matthew Morrison, a Podwall client, had been the star performer Thursday night at a dinner hosted by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Morrison, Podwall and others could not stop gushing about the former secretary of State.
When it was Podwall’s turn to give a speech, it was clear who the crowd wanted in the White House.
“I’ve been coming to the Correspondents’ dinner now since Obama’s been in office,” Podwall said, eliciting some light cheers. “And I hope to be still coming when Hillary Clinton’s in office,” he continued, and the crowd went wild.
Brad Ellis, Morrison’s pianist — both for New Directions on Glee and for a five-person band Morrison leads — joined in on the Clinton praise, as did Patrick Stewart.
“I have been for a long time a really big supporter of Hillary. I think she’s outstanding,” said Stewart, the star of "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Stewart is English, but said he may be an American citizen by the time 2016 rolls around.
Stewart married Sunny Ozell, an American, last year, so he might be closer to citizenship.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is waiting for the election to get closer before deciding.
Instead, Romo gushed about his sons. Rivers was born six weeks ago and Hawkins is two.
“I’m spending a lot of time with Hawkins now,” Romo said, adding that Hawkins is fun to be around.
Other guests included ‘N Sync’s JC Chasez, NBC News’ Luke Russert, Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson and restaurateur José Andrés. Chace Crawford, Romo’s brother-in-law and Gossip Girl star, was expected to come, but canceled due to an upcoming film shoot.