Photo Coverage: Bob Saget Receives Sardi's Portrait

On Friday, January 4, 2008 comedian Bob Saget, who recently made his Broadway debut as "Man in Chair" in The Drowsy Chaperone, received his very own Sardi's portrait at the world-famous Sardi's Restaurant.  Saget joins the ranks of Broadway royalty who have been honored with a caricature on the walls of Sardi's.

Saget returned to the New York stage following an acclaimed Off-Broadway debut in Paul Weitz' play Privilege in 2005. He is the host of the hit NBC game show "1 vs. 100," and known worldwide for his television roles, for which he set a precedent by simultaneously starring in two top-ten primetime series – the long-running sitcom "Full House," while also serving as the eight year host of "America's Funniest Home Videos." Saget recently guest-starred on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," HBO's "Entourage," and was critically hailed for his appearance in the documentary The Aristocrats.   His HBO special, "Bob Saget: That Ain't Right," is now airing and has been released on DVD.

The most celebrated musical of the 2006 season and the recipient of thirteen major awards, The Drowsy Chaperone received the most Tony Awards of any musical -five in total - including Best Book and Score, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, four Outer Critic's Circle Awards including Outstanding Score and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.

The Drowsy Chaperone began previews April 3, 2006 and opened on Broadway on May 1, 2006 at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway).  The acclaimed musical celebrated its final Broadway performance on Sunday, December 30, 2007.  Visit www.DrowsyChaperone.com. Visit www.sardis.com for more on Sardi's.

Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.