Tony Winner Judith Light Honored at TAG's 2012 Research in Action Awards Dec. 9
09 Dec 2012
Treatment Action Group, an independent AIDS research organization, honors Tony Award winner Judith Light at its 16th annual Research in Action Awards (RIAA) Dec. 9 at 404NYC.
"Today" news anchor Jenna Wolfe hosts the ceremony, which begins at 6 PM.
The annual event honors "activists, scientists, philanthropists and creative artists who have made extraordinary contributions in the fight against AIDS," according to TAG. "RIAA is a fundraiser to support TAG's programs, and provides a forum to honor heroes of the epidemic. This year marks the 20th anniversary of TAG's founding."
Light will be presented with the TAG Award by Scott Campbell, executive director of the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The actress is being recognized for her involvement as an LGBT-rights activist.
Other honorees include Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Jon Cohen and Dr. Paul Farmer.
Light, who will be seen in Broadway's upcoming The Assembled Parties, is a 2012 Tony Award winner for her performance in Other Desert Cities. She was Tony-nominated for her work in Lombardi and has also appeared on Broadway in Herzl and A Doll's House.
Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.