Roberts will receive the Friars Club's Thespian Award at the private dinner and show, hosted by Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman. The 8:30 PM event — produced and directed by Randie Levine-Miller — will also include performances and/or appearances by such artists as Lucie Arnaz, Richard Belzer, Veanne Cox, Jim Dale, Penny Fuller, Jackie Hoffman, Richard Kind, Donna McKechnie, Hal Shane and Mary Testa. The guest of honor will also perform.
Tony Roberts received Tony Award nominations for his performances in Play It Again Sam and How Now, Dow Jones. His other theatrical credits include Victor/Victoria, Barefoot in the Park, Don't Drink the Water, Sugar, Absurd Person Singular, Arsenic and Old Lace, They're Playing Our Song, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and The Sisters Rosensweig. He won the London's Critics Poll Award for his performance in the West End mounting of Promises, Promises, and his many screen credits include "Annie Hall," "Play It Again, Sam" and "Serpico."
The Friars Club is located in Manhattan at 57 East 55th Street.