The American Theatre Critics Association and the Theatre Hall of Fame board of directors have selected the following inductees for 2000. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Theatre Hall of Fame. The inductions will take place in the North Rotunda of the Gershwin Theatre on Jan. 29, 2001.
Al Pacino (Hughie, American Buffalo, Richard III, Salome, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie, Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel)
Liza Minnelli (Flora the Red Menace, The Act, The Rink, Chicago)
Mary Alice (Strong Breed, No Place to Be Somebody, Fences, Shadow Box, Having Our Say)
June Havoc (actor in Pal Joey, Old Lady's Guide, Unexpected Evening and playwright for Marathon 33, Love Regatta, I Said the Fly)
Nancy Marchand (posthumously; Miss Isobel, Mornings at Seven, The Cocktail Hour, Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Forty Carats, After the Rain)
Athol Fugard (The Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena, Lesson from Aloes, Road to Mecca, My Children My Africa!, Master Harold and the Boys) Producer:
Robert Fryer (posthumously; Wonderful Town, Redhead, Noises Off, Benefactors, Chicago, On the 20th Century, Sweet Charity, Mame)
Jon Jory (regional theatre pioneer, producing director (1969-2000) at Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Humana Festival of New American Plays)
Otis Guernsey (theatre critic, Herald Tribune, editor of “Best Plays” since 1964, and described by the late Garson Kanin as “the Boswell of American Theatre.”)
Inductees to the Theatre Hall of Fame are nominated and to be eligible they must have “25 years on Broadway or in American Theatre and five major credits.” The hall of fame was founded in 1971 by Earl Blackwell, James M. Nederlander and Arnold Weissberger.
— By Murdoch McBride