Photo Coverage: NCTF Honors Angela Lansbury

April 17
12:46 PM 2008

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will held its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit on Monday, April 14 at New York's Cipriani's Pegasus (30 Rockefeller Plaza).  This year, NCTF Chairman James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO of Ernst & Young, honored Angela Lansbury, the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays and Bank of America.  Accepting the award on behalf of the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival was Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein and accepting for Bank of America was be Rena M. DeSisto, Global Arts & Culture Executive for Bank of America.  All net proceeds of the event will be distributed as the NCTF/Bank of America Fund for New American Theatre.
Hosted by Michael McKean with Jerry Herman, Phylicia Rashad and Theresa Rebeck, this black-tie event will began with cocktails at 6:30 PM followed by dinner and presentations at 7:30 PM.  The gala will featured a silent auction filled with exciting prize packages.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Angela Lansbury - NCTF Theatre Artist Award

Honoree Angela Lansbury

NCTF Chairman James S. Turley (Chairman & CEO Ernst & Young), Angela Lansbury, James E. Buckley (KPMG)

Bethany Haynes, Kristin Marting (Artistic Director, HERE Arts Center)

Angela Lansbury, Don Pippin

Don Pippin

Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes

Angela Lansbury, Marian Seldes

Rena M. DeSisto (Global Arts & Culture Executive, Bank of America), Angela Lansbury --- Bank of America was honored with the Corporate Leadership Award.

Host Michael McKean and Rena DeSisto (Bank of America)

Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose

Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher

Rena DeSisto, Anika Noni Rose, Carmen de Lavallade

Michael McKean

Carmen de Lavallade and Guest

Performer Klea Blackhurst

Jerry Herman, Angela Lansbury, James Turley, Don Pippin

Stephen Plunkett, Michael Friedman, Ian Brennan (performers)

Jerry Herman, Angela Lansbury

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: