During the annual fundraising gala, the theatre honored Tony Award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Logan with the Monte Cristo Award, given each year to a theatre artist whose work has had an extraordinary impact on American theatre.
“John Logan represents the finest in American storytelling. As a playwright and screenwriter, John creates singular and transformative stories that touch our common humanity. It is a particular delight to honor one of our artists this year, and one who has such broad impact on American culture,” said O’Neill Executive Director Preston Whiteway in a statement.
Flip through photos of the gala below:
Photos: See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit Celebrate at the O’Neill Center’s 2019 Monte Cristo Award Gala
A three-time Academy Award nominee for Gladiator, Aviator, and Hugo, Logan’s plays include I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, as well as the book for the Sting musical The Last Ship. His new musical Superhero, a collaboration with composer-lyricist Tom Kitt, premiered at Second Stage. Logan is the also the bookwriter of the Broadway adaptation of Moulin Rouge!, which begins previews June 28 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.