The Theatre Museum Awards will honor Stagedoor Manor with the Award for Excellence in Arts Education at its gala celebration, tonight, April 30, at 7:30 p.m at The Players Club.
John Bolton will serve asMaster of Ceremonies. Richard Maltby, Jr. presents Stagedoor Manor’s Theatre Museum Award for Excellence in Arts Education to Konnie Kittrell, Stagedoor Manor’s Production Director. A line-up of familiar Broadway faces, featuring many Stagedoor alums, will entertain, including Julia Murney, Marni Raab, Jeff Blumenkranz, Noah Silverman, Katherine Doherty, Nick Christopher, Grace Eberle, Derek Speedy and Etai BenShlomo. Special guests include playwright Jonathan Marc Sherman and Theater Geek author Mickey Rapkin.
Stagedoor Manor will receive The Theatre Museum Award for Excellence in Arts Education at a gala featuring an array Stagedoor alumni.
Don B. Wilmeth will receive the award for Theatre History Preservation and will be presented by Laurence Maslon. Theatre Communications Group receives the Distinguished Service to the Theatre presented by Tina Howe. Frederick O. Olsson accepts the Career Achievement in Theatre award from James J. Claffey, Jr.
The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park South (between Park Avenue and Irving Place). The event begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by the 7:30 awards presentation.
Founded in 2003, The Theatre Museum is New York’s first and only chartered, non-profit museum dedicated to the history of theatre. Currently a museum-at-large -- it presents exhibitions on a myriad of subjects in collaboration with other cultural institutions. The Museum's community outreach includes teaching children how to write, direct and stage live theatre, as well as the presentation of the Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence at its annual Gala. Its primary mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of theatre through innovative programming. The Theatre Museum grew out of the legacy of The Broadway Theatre Institute.