Ebersole to Host 6th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon; Recipients Named

News   Ebersole to Host 6th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon; Recipients Named Two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, back on Broadway in the revival of Blithe Spirit, will host the 6th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Fellowship Luncheon, which will be held June 16 at the New York Friars Club.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury, who currently co-stars with Ebersole, will be the afternoon's special guest.

Four $1,000 fellowships will be presented at the luncheon by Marian Seldes, Lionel Larner and Lynne Lane: Composer Michael Kooman (Dani Girl) will receive the Lynn and Burton Lane Composer Grant; actor Madeleine Martin (August: Osage County) will be honored with the Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Grant; artistic director Jim Morgan will accept the Elaine and Jerry Orbach Musical Theatre grant on behalf of the York Theatre Company; and Blithe Spirit's Susan Louise O'Connor will receive the first Dorothy Loudon Fellowship Grant for an Auspicious Broadway Debut.

The Theater Hall of Fame Fellowships were created, according to press notes, "as a vehicle for the Theater Hall of Fame, Inc. to help emerging artists in the New York theatre community." The selections were made by members of the Theater Hall of Fame.

Terry Hodge Taylor is the executive producer of the upcoming event.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 307-1226.