PHOTO CALL: Tony Brunch: Atkinson Makes Contact, May 17

News   PHOTO CALL: Tony Brunch: Atkinson Makes Contact, May 17 The Rainmaker's Jayne Atkinson poses with Contact's Karen Ziemba. At right, The Girl in the Yellow Dress, Deborah Yates with her co-star Boyd Gaines, both nominated for acting awards.
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The Rainmaker's Jayne Atkinson poses with Contact's Karen Ziemba. At right, The Girl in the Yellow Dress, Deborah Yates with her co-star Boyd Gaines, both nominated for acting awards.

Every year, the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers, who co-produce the Tony Awards, throw a brunch for the nominees at Sardi's theatrical restaurant. This year's lunchtime event -- which is as much a meet-and-greet for the stars and media as it is an occasion to dine -- took place May 17, 11:30 AM in the restaurant's Eugenia Room. Tony nominees received their special certificates at the gathering.