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Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize

Yesterday, May 24, New Dramatists honored two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters with their 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. Among those who offered tributes were Emmy Award-winner Mary Tyler Moore, Peters' Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music co-star Elaine Stritch, and New Dramatists Artistic Director Todd London. Tony and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey and Peters' Tony-nominated Gypsy co-star John Dossettoffered musical tributes. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below!

Each year, New Dramatists salutes an individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the American theatre. Having starred on Broadway in the acclaimed Kennedy Center production of Follies earlier this season, Bernadette Peters is the recipient of two Tony Awards, a Golden Globe, two Grammy Awards and three Emmy nominations. She received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Song and Dance and a second Tony Award for Annie Get Your Gun. She received Tony nominations for Gypsy, The Goodbye Girl, Sunday in the Park With George, Mack & Mabel and On the Town. She also earned a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Into the Woods. Her TV credits include, most recently, the Lifetime movie "Living Proof" and guest-starring roles on ABC-TV's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty." Among her 18 film credits are Pennies From Heaven (Golden Globe Award), The Jerk, The Longest Yard, Silent Movie, Annie, Pink Cadillac, Slaves of New York, Alice, Impromptu, It Runs in the Family and the soon-to-be-released Coming Up Roses. In addition to numerous original Broadway cast recordings, Ms. Peters has recorded six solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated Bernadette Peters Loves Rodgers & Hammerstein; Sondheim, Etc., Etc.; Sondheim Etc.; Bernadette Peters Live at Carnegie Hall; and I'll Be Your Baby Tonight. Ms. Peters devotes her time and talents to efforts that benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, and her "pet project" is Broadway Barks, an annual, star-studded dog adoption event she founded with friend Mary Tyler Moore, benefiting animal shelters throughout the New York City area. She added author and songwriter to her roster of achievements with her debut children's book, a New York Times best seller, Broadway Barks, and the just-released Stella Is a Star.

Past luncheon honorees have included Roger Berlind, Julie Taymor, Horton Foote, Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Chita Rivera, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Glenn Close, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Jerry Herman, Terrence McNally, Barbara Cook, John Kander & Fred Ebb, August Wilson, George C. Wolfe and Gwen Verdon.

New Dramatists are dedicated to giving playwrights time and space in the company of gifted peers to create work, realize their artistic potential, and make lasting contributions to the theatre. For more on New Dramatists, visit www.newdramatists.org.

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Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
The New Dramatists 63rd Annual Spring Luncheon Honor Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Jamie de Roy & Tony Lo Bianco

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Condola Rashad

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Leroy Reems & Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Marsha Norman & Nilo Cruz

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
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Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Joel Grey

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Tracie Bennett

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Paul Nolan

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Melissa van Der Schyff

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
David Hyde Pierce

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Celia Keenan-Bolger

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Scott Elliot

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Da'Vine Joy Randolph

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Frank Wood

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Jon Robin Baitz

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Michael Cerveris

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Bernadette Peters & Joel Grey

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Rick Elice, Bernadette Peters & Roger Rees

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Tracie Bennett & Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Condola Rashad & Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Bernadette Peters & Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Judith Light, Bernadette Peters & Michael Urie

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Joe DiPietro, Bernadette Peters, Melissa van Der Schyff & John Weidman

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Bernadette Peters & Frank Wood

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Bernadette Peters, Frank Wood & Pam MacKinnon

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Jon Robin Baitz & Judith Light

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
David Hyde Pierce & Michael McGrath

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize
Todd London & Laura Osnes

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey & More Honor Bernadette Peters with New Dramatists Lifetime Achievement Prize

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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.


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