Transport Group Gala, Honoring Christian Borle, Sue Frost and Paul Huntley, Held Dec. 10
By Adam Hetrick
Jenn Colella, Tyne Daly, Montego Glover, Ann Harada, Elizabeth Stanley and Sally Wilfert perform during the Transport Group's Gimme a Break! Dec. 10 gala at the Asia Society and Museum.
Julie Halston hosts the awards ceremony that honors Tony Award-winning actor Christian Borle, Tony-winning Memphis producer Sue Frost and Tony-honored wig designer Paul Huntley at 6 PM.
Colella (Chaplin), Daly (Rabbit Hole), Glover (Memphis), Harada (Avenue Q), Stanley (Hello Again) and Wilfert (Assassins) are set to share their "big break" moments in story and song. A special performance by the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher is also planned.
Those honored receive the "Transporting American Theatre" Award for their outstanding contributions to the American theatre.
Tony Award-nominated Peter and the Starcatcher playwright Rick Elice is set to present Borle ("Smash") with his honor. Borle originated the role of Black Stache in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Starcatcher, earning a Tony for his work.
Tony Award-winning Memphis book writer and lyricist Joe DiPietro will be on hand to present Memphis producer Frost with her honor; while Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long, who has collaborated with Huntley on numerous productions including The Producers and Hairspray, presents Huntley with his award.
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