Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick, and More Honor Nathan Lane Tonight

News   Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick, and More Honor Nathan Lane Tonight
Manhattan Theatre Club’s star-studded fall benefit celebrates the two-time Tony winner.
Nathan Lane Julieta Cervantes

Manhattan Theatre Club honors two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane at its 2016 fall benefit November 21 at 583 Park Avenue in New York. The two-time Tony winner is back on Broadway in the revival of The Front Page, now playing at The Broadhurst Theatre.

Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The evening features a star-studded lineup of Lane’s colleagues and friends, including Tony winner and Golden Globe nominee Christine Baranski, playwright Terrence McNally, The Front Page co-star John Slattery, and Tony winners Brian Dennehy and Matthew Broderick.

Also joining them are Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Jack O’Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, and Susan Stroman. Jerry Zaks is directing the benefit, with a creative team made up of Justin Townsend (lighting designer), Dan Gerhard (sound designer), and Jason Michael Webb (musical director).

Lane, who served on MTC’s Board of Directors from 1994-2007, has starred in six plays produced by the Broadway and Off-Broadway company: Claptrap; The Lisbon Traviata; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks."

MTC’s fall benefit kicks off with cocktails followed by dinner and a tribute to Lane. All proceeds from the event benefit the theatre. Sue Bovenkerk Slager, Sharon Sullivan, Lisa Towbin, and Susan Winter are co-chairs of the evening.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (212) 399-3000, ext. 4147.

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