Manhattan Theatre Club's 2018 Fall Benefit honors three-time Tony recipient Bernadette Peters—most recently on Broadway in a critically acclaimed stint as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!—November 19 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue).
The event begins with cocktails followed by dinner and a tribute to Peters. Those scheduled to honor the Broadway favorite include friends and colleagues Kate Baldwin, Danny Burstein, Gavin Creel, Joel Grey, James Lapine, Bob Mackie, Jennifer Simard, and Michael Urie.
Richard Maltby, Jr., Peters’ Song & Dance director, helms the evening, which includes lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Dan Gerhard, and musical direction by Marvin Laird . The stage management team is James Fitzsimmons and Jereme Kyle Lewis.
Peters received both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance. She earned her second Tony for her work in Annie Get Your Gun. She also received Tony nominations for her performances in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy (as Rose), Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl, Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George, the Jerry Herman-Gower Champion ode to the movies, Mack and Mabel, and the Leonard Bernstein-Comden and Green musical On The Town. In addition to these honors, Peters earned a Drama Desk nomination for her portrayal of the Witch in Into the Woods.
Her most recent TV credits include Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or Musical series, and the CBS All Access series The Good Fight, a spin-off of The Good Wife.
Peters devotes her time and talents to numerous events that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Barks, co-founded with Mary Tyler Moore, is an annual, star-studded dog and cat adoption event that benefits shelter animals throughout the New York City area.
All proceeds support MTC’s mission as a leading non-profit theatre company, producing contemporary plays on and off Broadway, nurturing new talent through its Artistic Development Program and through its Education Program.
From Dot to Dolly: Celebrating the Stage Work of Bernadette Peters
(Updated November 19, 2018)