Photo Coverage: 2007 Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre
The American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers presented the 2007 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre on Tuesday October 30 at 11:30AM at the world-famous Tavern on the Green (Central Park at West 67th Street).
Awards went to Gemze De Lappe, world renowned dancer and choreographer; Alyce Gilbert, longtime wardrobe supervisor – currently the wardrobe supervisor on Wicked; Neil Mazzella, proprietor of Hudson Scenic Studios; and Seymour "Red" Press, legendary musical coordinator and contractor.
Hosted by Tony Award Winner Tommy Tune, the event featured musical performances by Patti LuPone, the cast of Young Frankenstein, Katie Adams and Julia Murney from Wicked as well as a performance from The King & I.
Established in 1990, The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre are awarded annually by the Tony Administration Committee to institutions, individuals and/or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories. A full list of past Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre recipients can be found at www.tonyawards.com.
Photos by Ben Strothmann
Award receipients: Seymour Press, Alyce Gilbert, Gemze De Lappe and Neil Mazzella
Cast members of Young Frankenstein
Host Tommy Tune
Neil Mazella and Mark Linn Baker
Seymour "Red" Press