A host of theatre performers will take part in a tribute to the late Dolores Gray on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Lamb's Theatre.
Among the speakers already scheduled for the tribute to the Tony-winning actress-singer are Julie Wilson, John Epperson, Ann Miller and Actors' Fund President Tom Dillon. The tribute, which begins at 11 AM, will also include a musical segment featuring Thoroughly Modern Millie's Gavin Creel and Casey Nicholaw and Urinetown's Jeff McCarthy. Michael Horsley will serve as the musical director for the event, which will include a specially produced video featuring highlights from Gray's illustrious career.
On Broadway, Dolores Gray starred in Seven Lively Arts (1944), Are You With It? (1945), Two on the Aisle (1951), Carnival in Flanders (1953), Destry Rides Again (1959), Sherry! (1967) and 42nd Street (1980). Although she received a Tony Award for her performance in Flanders and a nomination for her work in Destry, Gray scored her greatest stage successes in the London mountings of Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy as well as the West End production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies, where she stopped the show nightly with her rendition of "I'm Still Here." Gray also starred in four MGM blockbusters: "Kismet," "It’s Always Fair Weather," "The Opposite Sex" and "Designing Woman." Gray died June 26, 2002, at the age of 78.
The Lamb's Theatre is located in New York City at 130 W. 44th Street. Admission is free and open to the public.
—By Andrew Gans