The Drama League has recently announced the roster of special guest performers for its Centennial Gala, which celebrates the organization’s 100 years of service. This year the league will honor Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. The Gala will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City.
The star-studded lineup for the evening’s special musical tribute was inspired by Peters’ extensive career in theatre, film and television. They include hosts Michael Douglas and Gloria Estefan; a plethora of Peters’ male co-stars, including Joel Grey (George M!), Norm Lewis (A Bed A Chair), Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun), Chip Zien (Into The Woods), John Dossett (Gypsy) and Ron Raines (Follies); actors Andrew Rannells, Debra Monk, Tammy Blanchard, Mara Davi and Jayne Houdyshell and a special tribute given by members of the original cast of Dames at Sea.
Funds raised by The Drama League Centennial Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters will support The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists, including the award-winning Directors Project. The award-winning initiative, which began in 1982, has launched the careers of Tony Award winners Sam Gold (Fun Home), Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland), Pam MacKinnon (China Doll), Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), and John Rando (On The Town); Tony Award nominees Mark Brokaw (Cinderella), Moritz von Steulpnagel (Hand to God) and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson); and OBIE and Emmy Award winners Rachel Chavkin, Lear deBessonet, R.J. Cutler, and Anne Kaufmann, to name a few.
VIP and Ballroom seats are now available, with a limited number of seats open to the General Public. For more information, call (212) 244-9494 or visit the website at www.dramaleague.org.
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.”