Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will honor four-time Tony winner Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre at its 2017 spring gala next February.
The event will take place February 27, 2017, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, located at 301 Park Avenue, New York.
Langella, whose stage and screen career spans over 50 years, won his most recent Tony Award this year for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in The Father—a role that also garnered him his sixth Drama Desk Award and his fourth Outer Critics Circle Award. He was awarded the same trifecta of prestigious awards in 2002 for his performance in Fortune’s Fool, and again in 2007 for his performance in Frost/Nixon. Langella is also an Oscar nominee for Frost/Nixon. On the screen he was most recently seen in HBO’s All The Way, Youth in Oregon and The Americans. His stage credits include Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Strindberg’s The Father, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Tempest.
Roundabout’s spring 2017 spring gala will kick off at 7 PM with the Robards Award presentation, along with a dinner and live auction, followed by a starry musical performance to be announced.
The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and body of stage work. It is given to those who have made a significant impact on both Roundabout and the theatre world.
See photos of Langella in the American premiere of The Father: