Photo Coverage: Julie Harris Honored at Actors Company Crystal Gala

The Actors Company Theatre/TACT celebrated its 15th Anniversary with a Crystal Gala honoring renowned star of stage and screen, Julie Harris at its star-studded event on Monday, March 3 at the historic Hudson Theatre; with cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction and a performance including a tribute to Ms. Harris. 

Joining the company to salute Ms. Harris were some of the theatre's most illustrious stars, including: F. Murray Abraham, Cady Huffman, Dana Ivey, Anne Meara, Lee Roy Reams, K.T. Sullivan and others.

Julie Harris was born Julia Ann Harris in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan on December 2nd, 1925. She moved to New York and became the youngest student ever accepted to Yale School of Drama. Before she had finished out the year at Yale, she was cast in her Broadway debut, It's a Gift (1945). She made several other Broadway appearances in the 1940s while studying at The Actor's Studio. Her breakout performance was in 1951 as the eleven-year old tomboy Frankie Addams in Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding, directed by Harold Clurman and was cast in the film version the following year, for which she earned an Oscar nomination. She earned her first of ten Tony nominations as Sally Bowles in I Am a Camera, a role she would also reprise on film. She won another Tony in 1955 as Joan of Arc in The Lark. She began an equally lauded career in television with her appearance in "The United States Steel Hour" in 1956 which earned her the first of eleven Emmy nominations. She won the Emmy for her performance as Bridgid Mary in HallMark Hall of Fame's Little Moon of Alban, a role she would reprise on Broadway. In 1958, she starred alongside James Dean in Elia Kazan's East of Eden. She has more Tony wins and nominations than any other performer (10 nominations and five wins.) She survived a bought with breast cancer in 1981, a serious head injury requiring surgery in 1999 and a stroke in 2001. She has appeared in over thirty Broadway productions

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Photos by Walter McBride / Retna Ltd


Cynthia Harris


Cynthia Harris


Simon Jones


Simon Jones, Cynthia Harris and Scott Alan Evans


Simon Jones, Cynthia Harris and Scott Alan Evans


Simon Jones, Cynthia Harris and Scott Alan Evans


Larry Keith


Larry Keith


Cynthia Harris and Larry Keith


F. Murray Abraham


F. Murray Abraham and Cynthia Harris


F. Murray Abraham and Cynthia Harris


Mary Bacon


Mary Bacon


Mary Bacon


Steve Kunken and Mary Bacon


Steve Kunken and Mary Bacon


Steve Kunken


Steve Kunken


Dana Ivey


Dana Ivey


Simon Jones and Dana Ivey


Simon Jones and Dana Ivey


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Cady Huffman


Anne Meara


Anne Meara


Anne Meara


Stephen Root


Stephen Root


Stephen Root


Adriane Lenox


Adriane Lenox


Adriane Lenox


Adriane Lenox


Adriane Lenox


Charlotte Moore


K.T. Sullivan


K.T. Sullivan


Lee Roy Reams


Lee Roy Reams


Julie Harris and Dana Ivey


Julie Harris and Dana Ivey


Cynthia Harris, Julie Harris and Simon Jones


Julie Harris


Julie Harris


Simon Jones and Cynthia Harris


Simon Jones and Cynthia Harris


Simon Jones and Cynthia Harris


Simon Jones and Cynthia Harris


Julie Harris


Julie Harris

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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.