Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner

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Musical theatre performers MARY LOU BARBER, EDWARD PLEASANT and BEN RAUCH performed dramatic readings of excerpts from The Very Reverend James Parks Morton's forthcoming memoir at the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala last week, June 5 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the first time in the history of the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) awards dinner that a theatrical event has been presented. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below!

The gala event and sneak peek of the memoir excerpts are being produced by Broadway veteran Jonathan Cerullo of JSC Theatricals.

The Interfaith Center of New York, founded in 1997, is a secular educational non-profit organization which seeks to make New York City and the world safe for religious differences by increasing respect and mutual understanding among people of different faiths, ethnic and cultural traditions and by fostering cooperation among religious communities and civic organizations to solve common social problems,

Previous Interfaith Award recipients include former President Bill Clinton, James Carroll, Wynton Marsalis, Alan Slifka, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1984 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Nina & Daniel Libeskind, Shirin Ebadi (2003 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Philippe Petit, Santiago & Robertina Calatrava, Richard Gere, Amma, Imam Feisal Rauf, Nicholas D. Kristof, Paul Winter, The Hon. Stephen Breyer, Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei (2005 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate), Carl Sagan, Steven C. Rockefeller, Rev. Kyotaro DeGuchi, Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Vartan Gregorian, Rabbi Awraham Soetendor, Leymah Gbowee (2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) and Abigail E. Disney, and Bill and Judith Moyers.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
The 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner at The Hilton Hotel Midtown on June 5, 2014 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
The 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons and Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons and Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons, Peter Zimroth and Rev. James Parks Morton

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons, Peter Zimroth and Rev. James Parks Morton

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. Chloe Breyer

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. Chloe Breyer and Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. Chloe Breyer and Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons, Peter Zimroth and Rev. Chloe Breyer

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Estelle Parsons and Peter Zimroth

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Karenna Gore Schiff

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Karenna Gore Schiff and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Karenna Gore Schiff and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Karenna Gore Schiff and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Rev. James Parks Morton and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton and Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton, Al Gore and Karenna Gore Schiff

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. James Parks Morton, Al Gore and Karenna Gore Schiff

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Rev. Chloe Breyer, Rev. James Parks Morton, Al Gore and Karenna Gore Schiff

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Al Gore and Karenna Gore Schiff

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Al Gore

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Serge Schmemann

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Ben Rauch, Mary Lou Barber and Edward Pleasant

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Ben Rauch

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Mary Lou Barber

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Edward Pleasant

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Ben Rauch, Mary Lou Barber and Edward Pleasant

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
James Carroll

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
James Carroll, Alexandra Marshall and Patrick Carroll

Photo Coverage: Inside the 12th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Dinner
Al Gore and Karenna Gore Schiff

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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.