On hand to help celebrate V and Peil will be Michelle Williams, Rosario Dawson, Christine Ebersole, Katie Finneran, Laura Benanti, Kate Baldwin, L Morgan Lee, Mary Testa, Bianca Marroquín, Lesli Margherita, Scarlett Strallen, Dee Roscioli, and Ilda Mason, with more to be announced.
Abingdon Artistic Director Chad Austin is directing the evening, which will include cocktails, dinner, and a live performance. Deidre Goodwin is choreographing, and Robbie Cowan will music direct.
Peil will be recognized with Abingdon's Legacy Award, honoring her nearly four-decade-long career on the Broadway and Off-Broadway stage. Peil began her career in the world of opera, coming to the musical theatre stage in 1983 in a Minnesota Opera production of Kiss Me, Kate. In the years since, she's starred on Broadway in The King and I, Nine, Sunday in the Park With George, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Follies, The Visit, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Anastasia.
Abingdon most recently presented Robin & Me: My Little Spark of Madness, written and performed by Dave Droxler and directed by Austin.
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