He made the proposal last June, between the afternoon and evening performances at the Eugene O'Neill. His 33 Variations co-star, Susan Kellerman, told it this way when she presented him with a 2009 Theatre World Award for his performance: "Colin took her on stage alone, knelt by the standing lamp and proposed. He said, 'That way, when we come back to New York, the O'Neill will be our theatre, and we'll always be a part of Broadway.'"
Hanks, the son of Tom, accepted the award beet-red with embarrassment.
— Harry Haun