The lineup of performers has been announced for Theatre Forward’s annual Chairman’s Awards Gala, honoring Network star Bryan Cranston.
The April 8 event at The Pierre New York will feature performances by Ty Defoe (Straight White Men), George Salazar (Be More Chill, Godspell), Aurelia Williams (Once On This Island, In Transit), Orfeh (Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde: The Musical), Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter), Geraldine Anello (Kinky Boots, School Of Rock), Jeremy Pope (Choir Boy, Ain't Too Proud), Regina Taylor (Crowns), and Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes, An Enemy Of The People).
A Tony Award winner for All The Way, Cranston will be presented with the Theatre Artist Award. Network co-star Tony Goldwyn will present the honor.
In addition, Joseph Haj will present the Corporate Leadership Award to Dorsey & Whitney LLP, and Barry Edelstein will present the Theater Forward Leadership Award to Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander.
Theatre Forward, formerly the National Corporate Theatre Fund, is an association of institutional nonprofit theatres located in 19 cities across the country. Auction proceeds will benefit the creation of theatrical works and theatre education programs across the country serving 500,000 students.
Gala tickets include cocktails, dinner, and performances as well as a live and silent auction. Visit TheatreForward.org.