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The Drama League of New York / 33rd Annual Benefit Gala
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David Hyde Pierce
David Hyde Pierce
 

2016 BENEFIT GALA

A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring 

DAVID HYDE PIERCE

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016

THE PLAZA

768 Fifth Avenue • New York City
 

 
David Hyde Pierce, Jano Herbosch, President and Peri Gilpin
David Hyde Pierce, Jano Herbosch, President and Peri Gilpin
David Hyde Pierce, Tyne Daly and Jonathan Hadary
David Hyde Pierce, Tyne Daly and Jonathan Hadary
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Michael Hargrove, Daryl Roth, David Hyde Pierce
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Debra Monk and David Hyde Pierce
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Stewart lane and Bonnie Comley
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Leah Lane & Townsend Teague
Bonnie Comley Stewart Lane  e and Ms. Sunshine
Bonnie Comley Stewart Lane  e and Ms. Sunshine
Adam Kantor
Adam Kantor
 
Joyce brooks and Stephen Byrd
Joyce Brooks and Stephen Byrd
Joyce Brooks and Stewart Lane
Joyce Brooks and Stewart Lane
The beautiful table setting
Congratulations David!!!!
 
Among the Stars Paying Tribute Were:

TYNE DALY ♦ BILLY PORTER  BEBE NEUWIRTH 

CHRISTOPHER DURANG ♦ F. MURRAY ABRAHAM 

CHRISTOPHER SIEBER ♦ HARRIET HARRIS ♦  DARYL ROTH

HANK AZARIA ♦ SIERRA BOGGESS ♦ MONTEGO GLOVER

KRISTINE NIELSEN ♦ DEBRA MONK ♦ KATE BALDWIN

BEN PLATT ♦ PERI GILPIN ♦ JOHN BOLTON

LEA DELARIA  BRANDON URANOWITZ ♦ ADAM KANTOR

The Drama League of New York's 33rd annual Benefit Gala took place on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. This year, David Hyde Pierce.  a titan of stage and screen, the Tony® and Emmy® Award-winner, was honored.

Exclusive and elegant, this once-in-a-century black-tie gala  featured a cocktail reception, a silent auction, a specially-crafted three-course meal, and a fully-staged musical tribute to Mr. Pierce.  Featuried were acclaimed performers from Broadway, the West End, and Hollywood, funds raised by The Drama League Benefit Gala will support The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists, including the award-winning Directors Project.  .

The Drama League Benefit Gala helps to raise funds to support the educational training programs of The Drama League Directors Project.  The award-winning initiative, which began in 1982 and whose alumni now number over 300, has been instrumental in launching the careers of Tony® Award winners Sam Gold (Fun HomeThe Glass Menagerie), Diane Paulus (Waitress), Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Amélie), Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry InchBurn This), and John Rando (On The Town)Tony Award nominees Mark Brokaw (Heisenberg), Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), Moritz von Steulpnagel (Hand to God) and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson); and OBIE and Emmy Award winners Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Lear deBessonet, R.J. Cutler, and Anne Kaufmann (A Life), to name a few.  ‘Drama League Directors’ have been honored with Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Obie, Peabody, Drama Desk, GLAAD, Drama League, New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics, Evening Standard, Lucille Lortel, Bessie, Princess Grace, Garland, Drama-Logue, Barrymore, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, and Joseph Jefferson Awards, and have directed films and plays that received Academy Award nominations and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs. 

The 2016 Gala Chairpersons were:  Anna May Feige and Stan Ponte, with vice-chairs Rebecca A. Gillan, Kathy Henderson, Mary Jain, Kari Nettles, Joseph and Lauren Pizza, Resolution Life, Elaine C. and W. Weldon Wilson, and Nadine Wong. 

 
Until Next Year....
 
www.DramaLeague.org
 

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