Barbara Cook Honored with Julie Harris Award at June 8 Tony Awards Viewing Party

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08 Jun 2014

Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
Denise Winters

Tony winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook is honored with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party June 8 in Los Angeles.

Fellow Tony winner Roger Bart is scheduled to present Cook with the award.

The afternoon, which begins at 3:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction, is held at the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall. Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis host the celebration, which continues with dinner at 5 PM and a live telecast of the Tony Awards at 8 PM.

Attendees are scheduled to include Charlotte Rae, Ramon Estevez, Amanda McBroom, Cathy Rigby, Tom McCoy, Peter Hunt, Stephanie Powers, Theodore Bikel, James Karen and Ruta Lee.

Previous honorees include Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Stockard Channing, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hal Holbrook and Jason Alexander.



Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was also seen on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records.

Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Tickets are priced at $275 per person; tables of ten start at $3,000 by calling (310) 201-5033, ext. 3 or by emailing Lauran Huff at Lauran@lpaevents.com.

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