The Williamstown Theatre Festival (Nicholas Martin Artistic Director) honored Emmy Award-winning writer/producer and WTF Board member Tom Fontana at its 2009 Gala. The annual gala took place on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom in New York City.
Williamstown Theatre Festival artists participating in the evening's events included: Kate Burton, Victor Garber, Harriet Harris, Steve Lawson and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company.
Co-chairs Scott Delman, Shana Fisher, and Katherine Kollath Peabody head up a Benefit Committee which includes: Maria Aitken & Patrick McGrath, Becky Ann & Dylan Baker, Margo & William Bowden, Connie Cincotta, Bradley Cooper, Nate Corddry, Blythe Danner, Peter Dinklage, Cindy & Chip Elitzer, Gintare & William Everett, Tracey & Joe Finnegan, Fredda Harris, Jessica & Matthew Harris, Jessica Hecht & Adam Bernstein, Zeljko Ivanek, Jane Kaczmarek, Fran & Ira Lapidus, Gary Levine, Judith Light, Susan Lyons & Jefferson Mays, Wendie Malick, AndRea Martin, Jesse L. Martin, Debra Monk, Margaux & Mark Peabody, Bo Peabody, Austin Pendleton, Pamela & Robert Rosenberg, Alexandra Shiva & Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Lea Thompson.
Past honorees at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Gala include Lewis Black, Kate Burton, Blythe Danner, A.R. Gurney and Tom Stoppard.
Continuing its 55-year history and under the artistic direction of Nicholas Martin, the Williamstown Theatre Festival brings award-winning actors, directors and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. A WTF season covers a broad range of theatrical endeavors, revisiting classic plays with exciting new productions on our Main Stage, developing and nurturing bold new works on our Nikos Stage, and offering audiences a rich array of cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs like the Greylock Theatre Project-a program for children in neighboring North Adams. While best known for our acclaimed productions, WTF is also home to unparalleled training and professional development programs serving new generations of aspiring theatre artists and managers. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002.
Photos by Sam Hough
Kate Burton and ensemble singers
Jefferson Mays and Susan Lyons
Katie Finneran, Caroline Rhea and Wendie Malick