By Andrew Gans
02 May 2008
Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally, currently on Broadway in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, will host the event, which will boast performances by Prince, Kritzer, Evans and Butler as well as Jenna Russell, Kate Shindle, Lisette Oropesa and David McFerrin. The evening will also feature appearances by Scott Ellis, Bebe Neuwirth, Patrick Stewart, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the cast of "30 Rock"; the latter will appear via video.
As previously announced, the evening will honor four individuals, whose combined careers "represent the diversity and range of the entertainment industry," according to press notes. Award recipients will include stage and screen star Alec Baldwin, opera singer Renée Fleming and Tony-winning Broadway producers and theatre owners Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley.
Baldwin will receive the Nedda Harrigan Logan Award "in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to all who work in the entertainment community and his ongoing arts advocacy efforts." Fleming will be presented with the Lee Strasberg Artistic Achievement Award, which is given to "an outstanding member of the performing arts community." And, Lane and Comley will receive the Actors Fund Medal of Honor, given to "individuals and organizations that significantly enrich the entertainment community."
Jed Bernstein is producing the evening's entertainment.
For more information or to reserve tickets to the 2008 Actors Fund Gala, call (212) 763-8597 or visit www.actorsfund.org.