Danner, Huffman, Meara, Sewell and More Will Honor Julie Harris at TACT Gala

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The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) will honor stage and screen star Julie Harris during its 15th Anniversary Crystal Gala March 3 at the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan.
2005 Kennedy Center Honoree Julie Harris.
2005 Kennedy Center Honoree Julie Harris.

The evening saluting the five-time Tony winner will begin at 6:30 PM with cocktails, followed by dinner, a silent and live auction and a performance/tribute to Harris.

Among the theatre folk scheduled to take part in the starry evening are F. Murray Abraham, Tyne Daly, Blythe Danner, Rosemary Harris, Cady Huffman, Dana Ivey, Ann Meara, Lee Roy Reams, Rufus Sewell, K.T. Sullivan and Jerry Stiller.

Scott Alan Evans, Cynthia Harris and Simon Jones are co-artistic directors of TACT. In a statement Evans said, "Ms. Harris' passion, artistry and integrity provide inspiration to all of us determined to keep the art of great acting alive and thriving. Her luminous presence is sure to make this a thrilling night for TACT and our treasured supporters."

Jones added, "The 15th Anniversary is traditionally celebrated with crystal and we have some exquisite items in this year's auction including pieces donated by Steuben and Swarovski."

Julie Harris made her stage debut in the 1945 play It's a Gift, and her expansive theatrical career brought her a record-making five Tony Awards, including Tonys for I Am a Camera, The Lark, Forty Carats, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln and The Belle of Amherst. The actress made her feature film debut in 1952's "The Member of the Wedding," earning an Oscar nomination for the role that she also created on Broadway. Television audiences know Harris from her work on the nighttime series "Knots Landing," which earned her an Emmy Award nomination. Harris nabbed the Emmy twice: in 1961 for "Victoria Regina" and in 1999 for "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony." Harris is also a Kennedy Center Honoree. The Hudson Theatre is located at 145 West 44th Street. Tickets, priced $375 and $175, are available by calling (212) 645-8228; for more information visit www.tactnyc.org.

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The Actors Company Theatre is dedicated to "presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor's ability to bring it to life."

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