Tony Award winners Katie Finneran and Anthony LaPaglia; the current stars of Billy Elliot; Nicholas & Lence Communications CEO Cristyne Nicholas; and Harry Coghlan, president and general manager of Clear Channel Outdoor's New York and Spectacolor Divisions will be honored at the awards show, which will be hosted by local FOX-5 anchor Julie Chang and will also feature a performance by students from Junior High School 278 in Marine Park, Brooklyn. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be among the presenters.
Finneran received Tony Awards for the 2001 revival of Noises Off and for her work in the current revival of Promises, Promises. LaPaglia, a Tony winner for the 1998 revival of A View from the Bridge, is currently starring on Broadway in Lend Me a Tenor. The boys currently rotating in the title role of Billy Elliot are Jacob Clemente, Michael Dameski, Alex Ko, Liam Redhead and Dayton Tavares. Clemente will represent the group at the ceremony and accept the award on their behalf.
Inside Broadway develops and produces touring equity musical productions as well as after-school arts programs that allow students to experience theatre hands-on and to meet with professionals in the field. The annual cocktail reception and awards show is held to support Inside Broadway's mission of bringing the joys of theatre to New York City's public school students.
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