Wonderful Town's Murphy and Henry IV's Kline Honored with 2003 New York Awards

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Broadway stars Donna Murphy (Wonderful Town) and Kevin Kline (Henry IV) were distinguished for their current turns on the boards as part of New York Magazine's "New York Awards 2003."

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."

Murphy, a two-time Tony Award winner (for Passion and The King and I), was esteemed in the Theatre category for her turn in the Broadway musical Wonderful Town.

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.

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