Judy Collins and Robert E. Wankel Are Town Hall Friend of the Arts Awards Recipients

Grammy Award winner Judy Collins and Shubert Organization President Robert E. Wankel will be honored with The Town Hall's 2013 Friend of the Arts Awards Oct. 20 at The Princeton Club.

Judy Collins
Judy Collins (Photo by Sam Hough)

The 4 PM event celebrates the Town Hall's 92nd Annual Gala Celebration. KT Sullivan will open the gala with her latest act Autumn in New York. Cocktails, dinner and the awards presentation will follow.

"Since 1981, The Town Hall has presented its 'Friends of the Arts' Award to individuals in recognition and appreciation of their interest in the development, enrichment and support of the arts," said Town Hall president Tom Wirtshafter in a statement. "We are delighted that our 2013 honorees are the incomparable Judy Collins and Robert E. Wankel, President of the Shubert Organization. Both Bob and Judy have been vibrant, positive creative forces here in New York and throughout the world."

Previous recipients have included Elaine Stritch, Tovah Feldshuh, Barbara Cook and Sheldon Harnick.

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