Starry Drama League Gala Honoring Neil Patrick Harris Held Feb. 3.
By Carey Purcell
The Drama League's 30th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway, which honors Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, takes place Feb. 3.
Hosted by Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, the event is held at The Pierre Hotel.
Co-directed by Tony Award winner and Drama League alumnus Michael Mayer with Johanna McKeon, the evening features performances of musical selections drawn from Harris' career in theatre, film and television.
Guest performers include Harvey Fierstein, Audra McDonald, Malcolm Gets, Anthony Rapp, Krysta Rodriguez, Tony Vincent and Karen Ziemba as well as James Barbour, Becky Ann Baker, Erin Davie, Katie Finneran, Kate Jennings Grant, Cady Huffman, Eddie Korbich, Marc Kudisch, Aaron Lazar, Zachary Levi, Norm Lewis, Lisa O'Hare, Kal Penn, Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham, with a special guest appearance by Tim Gunn.
Harris will star on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which begins performances March 29. He has also performed on Broadway in Assassins and in the New York Philharmonic production of Company. Harris has been honored with four Emmy Awards: three for his acclaimed hosting of the Tony Awards and another for his guest-starring role on "Glee." He also served as host and producer of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The black-tie gala supports The Drama League's educational initiatives for promising young artists.
Previous honorees include McDonald, Liza Minnelli, Kristin Chenoweth, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Rosie O'Donnell and Terrence McNally.
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