Michael Douglas Will Receive O'Neill Center's Monte Cristo Award
12 Dec 2011
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will honor veteran actor Michael Douglas with the 2012 Monte Cristo Award April 16, 2012, in a special ceremony at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The Academy Award-winning actor is known for his work in "Wall Street," "One Few Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The China Syndrome," "Romancing the Stone," "Fatal Attraction, "Basic Instinct," "Falling Down," "Disclosure" and "The American President." He is currently working with director Steven Soderbergh on the new thriller "Haywire."
Douglas' wife, Tony and Academy Award-winning A Little Night Music and "Chicago" star Catherine Zeta-Jones, will present the honor.
Douglas is being recognized for "his monumental achievements and contributions to the American and international theatre community." He is an alumnus of the O'Neill Center.
Previous Monte Cristo recipients include James Earl Jones, Harold Prince, Kevin Spacey, Neil Simon, Jason Robards, Jr., Edward Albee, August Wilson, Zoe Caldwell, Brian Dennehy, Karl Malden, Arthur & Barbara Gelb and Wendy Wasserstein.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.