THE BRIGHTEST STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN SHINED AT
THE DRAMA LEAGUE’S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION HONORING TONY, GOLDEN GLOBE, AND DRAMA DESK AWARD AWARD WINNER BERNADETTE PETERS
The Drama League (Executive Director Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director Roger T. Danforth), embarking on a landmark year of celebration commemorating its 100 years of service to the American theater, honored Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner and musical theater icon Bernadette Peters as their Centennial Honoree. The Drama League Centennial Gala was held on Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza in New York City.
This once-in-a-century black-tie gala included a fully-staged musical tribute drawn from Ms. Peters’ career in theater, television, music and film and featured acclaimed performers from Broadway, the West End, and Hollywood.
Funds raised by The Drama League Centennial Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters supported The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists, including the award-winning Directors Project.
"Since 1916, The Drama League has been honored to celebrate the career achievements of the great women of Broadway, including Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Jessica Tandy, Ethel Merman, Barbara Cook, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, and many others," noted Drama League Executive Director Gabriel Shanks. "To kick off our second century in this tradition, we could think of no one more perfect than Bernadette, who exemplifies the absolute best of what American musical theater can be. What a pleasure it is to gather her friends, co-stars and colleagues for an unforgettable night celebrating her many triumphs."
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Photography: Barry Gordin