Guests include Edward Hibbert (actor), Lisa Lambert (music and lyrics), Beth Leavel (actor), Bob Martin (book/actor), Kevin McCollum (producer), Don McKellar (book), Roy Miller (producer), Greg Morrison (music and lyrics) and Casey Nicholaw (director and choreographer). Howard Sherman, Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing is moderator. In addition, on May 21 at 5 PM and May 27 at 11 AM, the "Actors on Performance" seminar will air on CUNY-TV. Guests include Best Supporting Actress Tony nominee Zoë Wanamaker (Awake and Sing!), Best Leading Actor Tony nominee Richard Griffiths (The History Boys) along with special guests Eileen Atkins (Doubt), Jonathan Pryce (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Best Actress Tony nominee Lynn Redgrave (The Importance of Being Earnest) and Ted Chapin serves as moderator.
The American Theatre Wing is best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry Tony' Awards, which it presents annually with the League of American Theatres and Producers. The Wing's other activities, dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre, include its "Working in the Theatre" Seminars, now in their 27th year of telecasts on CUNY TV in New York and on other national cable outlets; "Guides to Careers in the Theatre," a video series developed for schools and libraries; a grants and scholarship program to New York City schools and not-for-profit theatre companies, which has awarded more than $2.5 million since its inception; the Theatre Intern Group, a career development program for young professionals; and SpringboardNYC, a two-week college-to-career boot camp for young performers moving to New York City. Visitors to www.americantheatrewing.org can view an archive of the seminars; the career guides and listen to "Downstage Center," all as free, on-demand streaming audio.