PHOTO CALL: Hairspray and Scoundrels Helmer O’Brien Receives Houseman Award

News   PHOTO CALL: Hairspray and Scoundrels Helmer O’Brien Receives Houseman Award Director Jack O’Brien, who has become something of a household name to those who have followed Broadway theatre over recent years, was awarded the annual John Houseman Award at a ceremony on Oct. 24.
From Top: Matthew Morrison and Chad Kimball.
From Top: Matthew Morrison and Chad Kimball.

O’Brien, who has directed such hits as Hairspray, Henry IV, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Invention of Love and The Full Monty, was honored for his "commitment to the development of classical actors and a national audience for the theatre," the stipulations for the yearly award. At left, original Hairspray star Matthew Morrison and Lennon’s Chad Kimball are seen at the Acting Company's Black & White Masquerade Ball, the event at which the award is given out. Below, Marc Shaiman and Joanna Gleason congratulate O'Brien during the ball, hosted by the Waldorf Astoria on Park Avenue and 50th Street in New York City.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben


From Left: Marc Shaiman, Joanna Gleason and Jack O
From Left: Marc Shaiman, Joanna Gleason and Jack O
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