PHOTO CALL: Norbert Leo Butz, F. Murray Abraham, Olympia Dukakis, Matthew Rauch and More "Roast" Austin Pendleton

By Joseph Marzullo
14 Jan 2014

"Toast, Boast, or Roast — A Tribute to Austin Pendleton" was presented Jan. 13 by Oberon Theatre Ensemble at the Players Club.



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Austin Pendleton and Olympia Dukakis
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The company's annual benefit featured Olympia Dukakis (Rose, Social Security), Becky Ann Baker (Good People, All My Sons), Dylan Baker (God of Carnage, November), Tony nominee Louis Zorich (She Loves Me, Follies) and Jonathan Lynn (Cambridge Circus), along with playwright Christopher Stetson Boal.

The evening also included video tributes to Pendleton by Denis O'Hare, Ken Leung, Jessica Hecht and more.

Pendleton has performed in The Diary of Anne Frank, Grand Hotel, Oh Dad, Poor Dad..., Fiddler On the Roof, Hail Scrawdyke, Hamlet, Richard III, Uncle Vanya, Keats and Jeremy Rudge.

Pendleton's written works include Orson's Shadow, Booth and Uncle Bob, and he has directed Spoils Of War, The Runner Stumbles and The Little Foxes.

His film credits include "What's Up Doc?," "Trial And Error," "The Mirror Has Two Faces," "Catch-22" and "Amistad." His TV work includes "Fired-Up," "Frasier," "Tracey Takes On" and "The West Wing."