Acclaimed Designer Tony Walton to be Honored at The Central Park Boathouse
Urban Stages Board of Directors and Frances Hill, the founding artistic director, will celebrate “The Magic of Set and Costume Design” at their Gala/Benefit on May 15,2017 at the Boathouse in Central Park. Legendary Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award winning set and costume designer Tony Walton will be presented with the 2017 Urban Stages’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Special guest Melissa Errico, a Tony Nominated Broadway, film and television star, will present the honor to Mr. Walton.
The evening begins at 6:30 with cocktails, and gondola rides in Central Park. There will be a special performance by Ms Errico, as well as performances by the theater’s acclaimed teaching artists. Christie’s Auction House will be the auctioneer for Urban Stages’ live auction, which includes luxury vacations, golf escapes, and theater tickets.
The gala fundraiser benefits Urban Stages’ season of developing and producing new plays and musicals as well as Urban Stages’ celebrated Outreach Program, which brings over 25 different programs to libraries and schools in all five boroughs of NYC.
Ticket Information: General Tickets are $400 (30 and under, $200) Patron tickets are $800. For tickets go online to www.urbanstages.org or call the Urban Stages at 212 421-1380.