Annual Tony Party to Honor Jerry Herman; Vilanch Hosts

News   Annual Tony Party to Honor Jerry Herman; Vilanch Hosts Tony Award-winning composer Jerry Herman will receive the Julie Harris Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Tony Awards Party in Los Angeles.
Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Presented by the Actors' Fund of America, the annual Tony bash will be held June 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Hairspray's Bruce Vilanch will host the event, which will feature a special appearance by Broadway veteran Karen Morrow. The festivities begin at 3:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and the live Tony telecast from 5-8 PM. The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award will immediately follow. Previous recipients of the Julie Harris Award include Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Stockard Channing and Liza Minnelli.

One of the theatre's most celebrated composers, Jerry Herman has written the scores for such Broadway musicals as Milk and Honey; Hello, Dolly!; Mame; Dear World; Mack & Mabel; The Grand Tour and La Cage aux Folles. He also contributed songs to A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and revues of his work include Jerry's Girls and An Evening with Jerry Herman. The songwriter won Tony Awards for his scores for Hello, Dolly! and La Cage aux Folles.

Tickets, priced at $200, are available by calling (323) 933-9244, ext. 54. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.