Hosts Named for Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party; Barbara Cook Will Be Honored with Julie Harris Award, Presented by Roger Bart
16 May 2014
Photo by Denise Winters
Tony winner and Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook will be 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 will present Cook with the award.
The afternoon, which begins at 3:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction, will be held at the Skirball Cultural Center in the new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall. Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis will host the celebration, which will continue with dinner at 5 PM and a live telecast of the Tony Awards at 8 PM.
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.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes - who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 14,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online.
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