Kelli O'Hara Honored at 2012 NYMF Gala Today, 11/11
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by BWW News Desk
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) honors Broadway star and multiple time Tony Award and Drama Desk nominee Kelli O'Hara for her work in the theater at the NYMF 2012 Annual Gala taking place tonight, November 11th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. Kelli is currently starring on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It, and was seen on Broadway in South Pacific, The Pajama Game, The Light In The Piazza and many others.
NYMF will also be honoring the artists and achievements of the 2012 Festival Season. The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, seated dinner, and musical performances celebrating NYMF's Ninth Annual Season.
"We are thrilled to honor Kelli O'Hara for her dedication to the theater," said Executive Director and Producer of The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Isaac Robert Hurwitz. "Kelli is that rare breed of musical theatre star that is a chameleon and her talent on stage is only outmatched by her passion for the craft. We feel honored to have her support."
Previous Gala performers and presenters have included Daniel Radcliffe, Chita Rivera, Cheyenne Jackson, Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, Duncan Sheik, Sherie Rene Scott, Bebe Neuwirth, Anthony Rapp, and many others.
The honorary Gala host committee includes: Gala Chair, Linda D'Onofrio; Gala Co-chairs: Darren DeVerna, Roy Edmondson, Charlie Fink, Vicki Halmos, Jonathan Herzog, Jill Jaysen, Marissa Kamin Miller and Frank Troutman. The Gala committee is Adam Blanshay, Sharon Fallon, Faythe Goldman, Claudia Fine, David Hurwitz and Tamara Tunie.
Ticket prices for the NYMF Awards Gala are as follows: Visionary Table of 10: $10,000, Champion Table of 10: $5,000, Champion Tickets: $500 (includes preferred seating and admission to the VIP After-Party with the artists), Supporter Table of 10: $3,750, and Supporter Tickets: $375.
To purchase tickets, call (212) 664-0979 x12, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The BWF Foundation, Con Edison, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer Phinney, The New Musical Development Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; and by funds from the NYC Theater Subdistrict Council, LDC.
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