Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, who will return to Broadway opposite fellow Tony winner Hugh Jackman in the 2020 revival of The Music Man, has been named the honoree at the 36th Annual Drama League Benefit Gala.
The black-tie evening, which will be held October 28 at The Plaza, will begin at 6:30 PM and will feature a musical tribute to stage and screen star Foster. Performers and the creative team will be announced in the fall.
“The Drama League is thrilled to celebrate Sutton Foster for her artistic brilliance and enduring impact on the American theatre next October,” stated Drama League Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks. “Sutton is treasured for her talents as an actress in plays, musicals, in television and film, but we also want to celebrate her passion for sharing the arts with future generations. She embodies the best of what our industry can be. We are honored to have the opportunity to celebrate her achievements as she prepares to return to Broadway next season.”
The Drama League of New York advances the American theatre by providing a life-long artistic home for directors and a platform for dialogue with, and between, audiences. The upcoming gala will raise funds to support the organization’s programming and educational initiatives, including The Drama League Directors Project.
For information about tickets, which include tables for ten and individual seats, visit DramaLeague.org.