The American Theatre Wing
2023 Gala Celebration
was held on September 11, 2023 at Cipriani 42nd Street.
Photos by Annie Watt
The Gala honored “Unsung Heroes of the Theatre Industry."
From dressers who execute seamless quick changes between
scenes, to understudies and swings who go into a show with
little to no notice and don’t miss a beat, to makeup artists
responsible for the flawless faces seen on stage, and so
many more vital contributors to the theatrical art form, the
2023 Gala celebrates members of the theatrical community who
don’t often get the recognition they deserve.
Performers included Oscar nominee & Tony Award winner
Leslie Odom Jr., Grammy Award-winning rock icon Melissa
Etheridge, Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess, “American Idol” star
and Broadway favorite Justin Guarini, Tony Award winner LaChanze,
Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, and Tony Award nominees Shoshana
Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Judy Kuhn, Lilli Cooper,
and Eddie Cooper.
All of the proceeds from the Gala will go directly to the
American Theatre Wing’s programs, including The Andrew Lloyd
Webber Initiative, The Jonathan Larson Grants, Springboard
to Design, and producing ATW’s Masterclass Series.