Ebersole and Grey Gardens Cast to Co-Host Drama Desk Pre-Awards Ceremony

News   Ebersole and Grey Gardens Cast to Co-Host Drama Desk Pre-Awards Ceremony
The Drama Desk Awards will present a gala VIP Pre-Awards Ceremony Reception at the Russian Tea Room May 20.

Christine Ebersole and the cast of Grey Gardens will join Drama Desk Awards executive producer Robert R. Blume as co-hosts for the 5:30-7:30 PM event.

Christine Ebersole received a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. She was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads, and her work in the Off-Broadway production of Grey Gardens brought the actress Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards.

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, who is currently starring in the City Center Encores! presentation of Stairway to Paradise, will host the 52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards at the F.H. LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center May 20 at 9 PM.

The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, writers and editors that honors all areas of New York theatre, including Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.

For more information visit www.dramadesk.com.

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