The Fulbright Association will honor the recipients at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 8:30 PM. Emmy Award-winning actress Christine Baranski, journalist Ken Auletta, Lincoln Center Theater artistic director André Bishop, U.S. assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs Ann Stock and Fulbright Association president Patricia A. Krebs will be speakers at the ceremony.
The Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal honors Fulbright alumni whose distinguished careers and civic and cultural contributions have sought to expand the boundaries of human wisdom, empathy and perception. Recipients of the Medal show exemplary commitments to creative leadership and liberal education.
Lithgow won the Tony Award in 2002 for his performance in Sweet Smell of Success and in 1973 for his performance in The Changing Room. He was nominated for his performances in Requiem for a Heavyweight, M. Butterfly and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Fleming is a celebrated opera singer and performed at the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and at the “We Are One” inaugural celebration for President Obama in 2009.
Glaser is an acclaimed graphic designer who has worked on graphics for Broadway concerts such as Peter, Paul & Mary "A Holiday Celebration" and Peter, Paul & Mary "From Bleecker to Broadway." The New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is located at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.