The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League hosted an evening to honor 2009 Special Tony Award recipients at Montenapo last night, Saturday June 6th, 2009. Montenapo is located at 250 West 41st Street in New York City. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to greet the "Tony" crowd as they arrived.
The evening's honorees including, Shirley Herz, recipient of the Tony Honor of Excellence in the Theatre; and Signature Theatre recipient of the Regional Theatre Award. Along with Tony Award Nominee Martha Plimpton My Pal Joey, Lucie Arnaz and Marc Kudish 9 to 5, Tony Nominee Christopher Sieber Shrek The Musical, Zach Grenier, Tony Nominee David Bologna Billy Elliot The Musical, Tony Nominee Hunter Bell [Title of Show], The Broadway League's Executive Director, Charlotte St. Martin, The American Theatre Wing's Executive Director Howard Sherman and others joined in the Tony eve excitement.
The 2009 Tonys are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Nina Lannan is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the American Theatre Wing, Theodore S. Chapin is Chairman and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Alan Wasser and Allan Williams of Alan Wasser Associates are the General Managers.
Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2009 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2009 Tony Awards.
The official partners of the Tony Awards are Visa, the exclusive card accepted at the Tony Awards; and IBM, which develops, designs, and hosts the official Tony Awards web site, www.TonyAwards.com. The official supporters of the Tony Awards are Continental Airlines, the official airline of the Tony Awards; and Sprint, the official communications provider of the Tony Awards. The presenting sponsor of the Tony Awards Red Carpet is Audemars Piguet.
Promotional and media partners for the 2009 Tony Awards include USA Today, Van Wagner Communications, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Macy's, TheaterMania.com, and BWYNOW (299669) The Mobile Way to Broadway.
Montenapo is restaurateur Jozef Juck's lauded new addition to New York City's Theater District. Overlooking the majestic Birch tree garden of Renzo Piano's New York Times Building, Montenapo brings classic Italian glamour and authentic cuisine to the heart of New York City. Brilliantly placed at the intersection of Fashion Avenue, Times Square and the Broadway Theatre district, this exciting restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine under the guidance of master chefs German Lucarelli and Giacomo Gallina. Experience New York City's next great culinary institution, featuring the only the highest quality natural, organic ingredients. Open seven days a week from 11:30 am until Midnight, Montenapo is ideal for pre and post theater dining. Montenapo also features a spacious, stately bar area with a wide selection of choice wines and inventive house cocktails
The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
The American Theatre Wing's 63rd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 7, 2009 (8-11pm, live EST, PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.