Monday February 11, 2013: The Drama League 2013 Benefit Gala played tribute to Audra McDonald, a rare and luminous artist with five Tony Awards, Two Grammy Awards and a long and growing list of accolades. The Gala billed as a Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring Audra McDonald took place in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre Hotel in New York City. where the incomparable soprano with a unique gift as a dramatic actress was feted and she is equally at home on Broadway and opera stages as well as on film and television.
January 14, 2013: The 11th Annual Nightlife Awards hosted by multi-Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch is the only Awards Show where the winners perform to demonstrate why they won. Created by Scott Siegel and produced by Max Weintraub and Scott Siegel the show held at The Town Hall was an eclectic mix of dazzling talent.
Celebrity Red Carpet Arrivals at the 57th annual Drama Desk Awards came out in style wearing their best as they strike a pose for Thetarlife.com. Outstanding Actress in a Play, "End of the Rainbow," Tracie Bennett gets our vote for not only outstanding actress, but for best dressed. She glided down the carpet wearing a dazzling lemon yellow Rubin Singer strapless evening gown, with Jewelry by David Yurman, a stunning Judith Leiber handbag and shoes by Casadei. Bernadette Peters also looked fantastic in a one shouldered hot purple cocktail dress.
March 5, 2012: Guild Hall of East Hampton presented their 27th Annual Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards at the St. Regis Hotel Roof Top Ballroom in New York. Marshall Brickman served as Master of Ceremonies and special guest celebrity presenters included Eric Fischl, Lou Reed , China Machado, and Ted Hartley. The 2011 Honorees are Jon Robin Baitz for Literary Arts, Bruce Weber for Visual Arts, Laurie Anderson for Performing Arts, and Dina Merrill was honored with a Special Award for Leadership & Philanthropic Endeavors.
The Best of Broadway & Cabaret came out to support The Actors Temple.
Randie Levine-Miller who created, publicized, and hosted the festive fundraiser charmed the audience and made this years benefit a huge success once again. Brent Barrett, Anna Bergman, Jim Brochu, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, John De Marco, Jackie Hoffman, Lisa Lampanelli, Sue Mathys, Sidney Myer, Jill O’Hara, Brad Oscar, Lee Roy Reams, Steve Schalchlin, Rena Strober, and Michael Lavine Music Director all who donated their time and talent had the crowd roaring with delight. Carol Ostrow sponsored the after party and greeted guests with grace.
Guild Hall hosted an opening reception for artists, Rafael Ferrer and Drew Shiflett winner of the 2009- Guild Hall Members exhibition. Also on display were selections from Guild Hall’s permanent collection.
Beloved cabaret performer Jamie deRoy hosted back to back nights of her multi MAC Award winning variety show Jamie deRoy & Friends this past October 4th and 5th at the intimate cabaret, the Metropolitan Room on 22nd Street where the performers “Celebrated Songwriters.” The two evenings featured Jeff Blumenkrantz, David Buskin, Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich, Jack Holmes, Lance Horne, Rick Jensen, Barry Kleinbort, Christine Lavin, Shelly Markham, Amanda Yesnowitz & Deborah Abramson and a special surprise guest Alexandra Silber, who filled in at the last minute of the second night for Alan Cumming, who got held up on the television set of The Good Wife. Alexandra will be making in solo debut of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC on December 2nd.
A hilarious production of Enter LAUGHING, THE MUSICAL opened at Bay Street Theater’s Mainstage on August 13, 2011.The delightful show based on the early life of Carl Reiner features a book by the legendary Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Photography: Barry Gordin Follow Us On Facebook
The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards for excellence in New York theater were presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan Center, hosted by Harvey Fierstein, and the results reflected the diversity and excellence of this past year’s New York theater scene. And The Winners Are: Photography: Barry Gordin
The 2011 Meet the Tony Nominees press reception was held at The Millennium Broadway Hotel.
The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from The Beacon Theatre, on the CBS television network Sunday, June 12, 2011. For more information on the Tony Awards, please visit www.TonyAwards.com. Photography: Barry Gordin
The 2011 Meet the Drama Desk Nominees honoring shows that opened on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off Off-Broadway during the 20010/10011 season took place at The Bombay Palace Restaurant on West 52nd Street in NYC where the nominees received their official certificates. For a list of the Drama Desk Nominations go to http://www.theaterlife.com/node/5501 Photography: Barry Gordin
Scott Siegel presented JIM CARUSO’S THE BEST OF CAST PARTY with Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Larry Gatlin, Lucie Arnaz, Hinton Battle, Marilyn Maye, Christopher Sieber, Karen Ziemba and more amazing talent at a fantastic evening hosted by Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch this past Monday February 17 to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids at The Town Hall. Photography: Barry Gordin
A Star studded benefit hosted by Randy Jones of The Village People for the Ali Forney Center was held at The Hudson Terrace. The soiree was a celebration for supermodel Ronnie Kroell’s 28th Birthday and for the exclusive screening of the new web series "In Between Men".