The magazine lauds New York performers and artists citing "New York City is the most demanding of stages." Proving oneself in New York, as the adage goes, "you'll make it anywhere."
Kline, a viable film and stage star ("The Ice Storm," The Seagull), is honored for his Lifetime Achievement. The actor can currently be seen as the bloated Falstaff in Lincoln Center Theatre's Henry IV.
Writer-director-actor Tim Robbins, seen recently in Trumbo, was recognized for his film work including his current turn in "Mystic River." The multi-faceted New Yorker also penned and directed (at The Actors' Gang, a Los Angeles theatre where he serves as artistic director) a staging of Embedded.
Past recipients of the New York honors have included Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray) for theatre and Movin' Out collaborators Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp for Lifetime Achievement last year. Nathan Lane (The Producers), Mary Louise Parker (Proof) and Susan Stroman (Contact) took the theatre category in preceding years and designer William Ivey Long, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and artistic directors Robert LuPone and Bernie Telsey (MCC Theatre) have also been awarded the distinction in other categories. For more information on the New York Awards or New York Magazine, visit them on the web at www.newyorkmetro.com.