Stritch to Present Channing with Julie Harris Award June 5; Graae to Host

News   Stritch to Present Channing with Julie Harris Award June 5; Graae to Host
Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch will present another Tony and Emmy Award winner, Stockard Channing, with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 8th Annual Tony Awards Party in Los Angeles.
Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Co-presented by Variety and the Actors' Fund of America, the annual Tony bash — hosted by Jason Graae — will be held June 5 at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. The festivities begin at 3:30 PM with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and the live Tony telecast from 5-8 PM. The presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award will immediately follow. Previous recipients of the Julie Harris Award include Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall and Carol Channing.

Stockard Channing won a Tony Award for her performance in Joe Egg; her numerous Broadway credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, No Hard Feelings, They're Playing Our Song, The Rink, The Golden Age, The House of Blue Leaves, Love Letters, Six Degrees of Separation, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, The Little Foxes and The Lion in Winter. Also a star of film and television, the actress was awarded two Emmys at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards — a Supporting Actress (Drama Series) Emmy for her work as the country's First Lady on the NBC series "The West Wing," and a Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie trophy for her portrayal of Matthew Shepard's mother in the NBC movie "The Matthew Shepard Story."

Tickets, priced at $200, are available by calling the Actors' Fund office at (323) 933-9266, ext. 58. The Skirball Center is located at 2701 North Sepulveda Blvd.

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