Melissa Errico to Be Honored with Artist of Distinction Award in December

News   Melissa Errico to Be Honored with Artist of Distinction Award in December Tony-nominated singer-actress Melissa Errico will be presented with the Artist of Distinction award at the Great Neck Arts Center's annual benefit gala Dec. 5 at The NYIT DeSeversky Mansion in Old Westbury, NY.

Melissa Errico
Melissa Errico

Proceeds from the event, which includes a VIP cocktail reception, dinner and performance beginning at 5 PM, will generate support for GNAC's growing ArtReach (outreach) programs.

Errico, who will be accompanied by Alex Rybeck, will offer a 45-minute program featuring songs from Brigadoon, White Christmas, The King and I, My Fair Lady as well as Sondheim's "Children and Art," "Not Getting Married," "I Remember" and "The Boy From."

Past recipients of GNAC's Artist of Distinction award include Kelli O'Hara, Trent Kowalik, Savion Glover, Edwina Sandys, Bob Gruen, Larry Rivers, Stan Goldberg and Oleg Cassini.

Melissa Errico, most recently seen on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, began her professional career portraying Cosette in Les Misérables, and she followed with leading Broadway roles in Anna Karenina, My Fair Lady, High Society, Amour (Tony nomination) and Dracula, plus roles in the City Center Encores! productions of Call Me Madam and One Touch of Venus. She appeared in a production of Threepenny Opera at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and her recent Off-Broadway credits include Candida (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play), Finian's Rainbow and Aunt Dan and Lemon. She also starred in the Hollywood Bowl presentations of Camelot and The Sound of Music. Errico's debut solo recording was titled "Blue Like That"; her new recording is titled "Lullabies and Wildflowers."

Tickets to the event can be obtained by contacting Ronni Berger at (516) 829-2570 or ronni@greatneckarts.org or by visiting www.greatneckarts.org/Gala.

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