Rick McKay Will Conduct Free Interview with Donna Murphy at New York Public Library

News   Rick McKay Will Conduct Free Interview with Donna Murphy at New York Public Library Producer/director Rick McKay, the award-winning filmmaker responsible for the "Broadway: The Golden Age" films, will interview two-time Tony Award-winning actress Donna Murphy at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Nov. 7.

Presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women’s Edith Meiser Oral History Project, the 6 PM interview is a free event. Past Oral History Projects have featured interviews with Elizabeth Ashley, Kathleen Turner, Carole Shelley, Marge Champion, Frances Sternhagen, Mary Rodgers, Susan Hilferty, Jennifer von Mayrhauser, Elaine Stritch, Betty Comden, Estelle Parsons, Zoe Caldwell, Jane Alexander, Ruby Dee and Kitty Carlisle Hart. The ongoing Edith Meiser Oral History Project "chronicles and documents the contributions of significant theatre women in many fields," according to press notes.

Murphy received the first of two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical, along with the Drama Desk and Drama League Awards, for playing Fosca in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion. She was awarded her second Tony and Drama League Awards, as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for her performance as Anna in the 1996 Tony Award winning revival of The King and I. In 2004, she was honored with the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Awards, the Drama League Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in Musical Theater, as well as another Tony nomination, for her comic turn as Ruth in the revival of Wonderful Town. She was also Tony-nominated for playing Lotte Lenya in the world premiere of LoveMusik, and for her most recent Broadway outing in The People in the Picture.

The Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is located at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information call (888) 297-3117 or visit www.theatrewomen.org.

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