The luncheon will be hosted by Richard Skipper (as Carol Channing) and will also honor five male dancers for their careers and legacies. The honorees will include Fred Curt (Call Me Madam, "Bye Bye Birdie," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"), Harvey Evans (Leap of Faith, Follies, West Side Story), Stuart Hodes (Paint Your Wagon, Kismet), Richard Korthaze (Lincoln Center Anything Goes, original Pippin and Chicago) and Ken Urmston (Evita, New Girl in Town). Gaynes' current producing credits include Zero Hour, Dietrich and Chevalier: The Musical, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical and the upcoming, Broadway-aimed Gilligan's Island: The Musical. As a performer, his credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway and TV shows including Mary Martin's "Peter Pan" and "The Ed Sullivan Show." He operates St. Luke's Theatre, where Dancers Over 40 holds its discussion panels, and Actors Temple Theatre.
Swing 46 is located at 308 West 46th Street. For reservations ($35 for awards event and luncheon; $25 for DO40 members), call (212) 239-6200 or visit the St. Luke's Theatre box office at 308 West 46th Street. For more information, visit dancersover40.org.