Photo Coverage: Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Toast Tommy Tune
The star of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of New York Countess LuAnn de Lesseps along with fellow committee members Joanne Borts, Charles Cochran, Robin Cofer, Dora Frost, Dame Josephine Hall, Anna Jordan, Dyann Klein, Regina Kravitz, Joe Lanteri, Caroline Lieberman, Denise McClelland, Maryann Meyer, Alix Michel, Bruce Michael, Miranda Pildes, Risa Pulver, Judy Rice, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Dr. Janet Shefts & Zilia Sicre hosted a cocktail reception for friends and supporters of the upcoming 2008 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards gala at legendary celebrity watering hole Elaine's.
The event was a special toast to nine time Tony award winner Tommy Tune who will receive the group's Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Brooke Shields at the awards gala benefiting The Auditory Oral School of New York. This year's awards directed by Lee Roy Reams will honor excellence in dance on Broadway and film.† .
Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, their daughter Roberta Wallach, Marisa Berenson, Jim Lisante, Anna Bergman, Jacquelin Murphy-Stahl, Marge Champion, Elisa & Joe Stein, Michael O'Mara, Mark Mitchell and Countess de Lesseps' co-stars Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin were among the guests who turned out to congratulate Tommy.
The 2008 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards are slated for June 2, at Manhattan Center Studios. Jennifer Dumas is executive producer and Patricia Watt is producer. Additional awards will be announced in mid-May. For tickets and information call 212-655-9377
Photos Credit: Edward Callaghan
Miranda Pildes, Jill Zarin, Jacquelin-Murphy Stahl and Mark Mitchell
Patricia Watt and Jennifer Dumas
Norma Jean Markus and Ronnie Glucksman
Mario Singer and Ramona Singer
Marissa Berenson and Monsignor Jim Lisante
Jill Mainelli, Anna Bergman and Sarah Johnson
Countess Luann de Lesseps, Mark Mitchell and Anna Bergman
Jacquelin Murphy-Stahl, Lee Roy Reams and Ramona Singer