TACT/The Actor's Company Theatre celebrated the remarkable success of its 2009/10 season and honored the accomplishments of one of the country's most renowned and recognizable actors, Sam Waterston, at its annual spring gala on Monday, May 3rd at The Edison Ballroom. The celebratory evening kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. TACT Co-Artistic Director and company member Simon Jones served as master of ceremonies and introduced the evening's entertainment. BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the starry arrivals.
TACT company members Francesca Di Mauro, Todd Gearhart, Jack Koenig, Ron McClary, Margaret Nichols and Scott Schafer, as well as Broadway performers Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises; Noises Off), Alison Fraiser (Romance Romance, The Secret Garden), Julie Halston (Gypsy, The Women), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street, The Producers), Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains) - and some surprise guests - provided the evening's entertainment, including a special tribute to Mr. Waterson. James Cunningham served as the evening's musical director. Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans directed the evening.
For almost 50 years, Sam Waterston's consistently fine work has left an indelible impression in the minds of theatre, film and television audiences. Famous for maintaining the highest level of integrity in his performances, he is also known for his sense of humor, warmth, and passionate charitable causes. During the gala celebration, TACT will bestow on him the coveted Order of the TACT Empire (OTE) naming him "Sir Sam" (joining distinguished Dames, Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury).
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