In the Heights and Jersey Boys Star to Be Honored by Association on American Indian Affairs

News   In the Heights and Jersey Boys Star to Be Honored by Association on American Indian Affairs Broadway actor Shaun Taylor-Corbett, a member of the Blackfeet tribe, will be honored for his contributions to the arts and his community by the Association on American Indian Affairs Nov. 20 at Lincoln Center.

Taylor-Corbett appeared on Broadway in In the Heights and currently stars as Frankie Valli in the national tour of Jersey Boys. Choreographer Sergio Trujillo will present Taylor-Corbett with the honor during the 6 PM event that will also feature a performance by the stage actor.

Also honored during the evening will be Ernie Stevens, Jr. (Oneida, chairman, National Indian Gaming Association) and Martha Redbone (Cherokee/Choctaw, award-winning Native recording artist and activist).

"Being honored by the Association on American Indian Affairs is one of the many great highlights of my career," Taylor-Corbett said in a statement. "The work they do on behalf of Native Americans throughout the country is not only commendable but necessary. I am excited to share this honor with two remarkable people, and am proud and excited to accept this honor on behalf of all of those who have supported me on my journey, both professionally and personally."

The ceremony will be followed by a screening of the documentary film "Playground of the Native Son" at the Walter Reade Theater.

For further information, visit indian-affairs.org.

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