Caldwell has won Tony Awards for her work in Slapstick Tragedy, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Medea and Master Class. Also a director, she has helmed stagings of An Almost Perfect Person, Othello, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard and Vita and Virginia. Caldwell, star of the Woody Allen film "Purple Rose of Cairo," also penned a memoir of her early career, "I Will Be Cleopatra." The award is a bronze image of O’Neill as a boy created by Connecticut sculptor Norman Legassie. Named for O’Neill’s childhood home, The Monte Cristo Cottage, the honor is awarded for "distinguished artistic achievement in the spirit of Eugene O'Neill's pursuit of excellence." The three previous recipients were Jason Robards, Edward Albee and August Wilson.
The presentation of the award will be featured among the many events of the Eugene O'Neill Celebration — honoring the life and works of the playwright. Performances, tours and discussions will be free and open to the public. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.oneilltheatercenter.org.