Inductees included actors Jim Dale, John McMartin and Lynn Redgrave; producers Roger Berlind and Ted Mann; composers Stephen Schwartz and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and, posthumously, the late playwright/actor Charles Ludlam. Veteran Broadway publicist Shirley Herz was presented with the 2009 Theater Hall of Fame Founders Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre.
Here are some shots of the event, hosted by Pia Lindstrom:
39th Annual Theater Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Eligible nominees must have a minimum of five major credits and 25 years in the Broadway theatre. The inductees are voted on by the American Theater Critics Association and the members of the Theater Hall of Fame.