Matthew Broderick Hosts the Drama League Gala Honoring Nathan Lane | Playbill

Photos Matthew Broderick Hosts the Drama League Gala Honoring Nathan Lane
The November 5 gala featured Christine Baranski, Andrea Martin, Mark Linn-Baker, Jelani Alladin, and more.
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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick Richard Termine

Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane was honored at The Drama League’s 35th Annual Benefit Gala, hosted by his Producers co-star Matthew Broderick, November 5 at The Plaza Hotel.

Lane most recently won the Tony for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in the Broadway transfer of Angels in America. He previously won for performances in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Producers. In 2013, the Drama League honored him with the coveted Distinguished Performance Award for his work in The Nance. Lane will return to Broadway this season in the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow Taylor Mac.

Veteran Chicago producer Fran Weissler was also honored with the Drama League’s Visionary Leadership in American Theater Award as part of the gala evening.

Drama League Directors Project alum West Hyler was the director and co-writer of the gala program, with Laura Brandel as assistant director.

Flip through photos of the evening below:

Photos: Drama League’s 35th Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway Benefit Gala

The 35th Annual Benefit Gala was produced by Drama League Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger with Gala Associate Producer Sean Gorski. The creative team includes David Evans (music direction), Alessandra Marconi (choreography), Timothy Huang (additional lyrics), Melissa Spengler-Winner (production stage management), Nick Kolin (lighting design), Michael Tracey (sound design), and Whitney Locher (costume design).

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