Photo Coverage: TACT's 'Sweet Sixteen' Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury
The Actor's Company Theatre (TACT) "Sweet Sixteen" gala honored legendary actress Angela Lansbury on Monday, May 11th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street).
The celebratory evening kicked off at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. TACT company member Simon Jones (who stars with Ms. Lansbury in Blithe Spirit) served as master of ceremonies and introduced the evening's entertainment.
The Little Mermaid's Faith Prince performed "If He Walked Into My Life," the eleven o'clock number from Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mame.
Ms. Prince joined TACT company members, Mary Bacon, Cynthia Darlow, Todd Gearhart, Larry Keith, Jack Koenig, Ron McClary, John Plumpis and Jenn Thompson and Broadway performers Annaleigh Ashford (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Catherine Brunell (Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line, The Drowsy Chaperone), Meredith Paterson (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 42nd St.) among many other who sang selections from many of Ms. Lansbury's Broadway productions and also performed a musical tribute to the legendary star. Larry Goldberg served as the evening's musical director. Co-Artistic Director Scott Alan Evans directed the event.
The Actors Company Theatre is dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, with a focus on creating theatre from its essence: the text and the actor's ability to bring it to life. The company most recently presented the acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy.
TACT's celebrated company of actors was drawn together in 1992 by a love of the literature of the theatre. Since that time, they have grown to become a true ensemble: a group that has developed a common vocabulary and a technique based on their specific artistic vision and collective body of
work. TACT company members, whose cumulative experience includes scores of significant roles on and off Broadway, in the country's finest regional theatres and in many films and television shows, have received Emmy, Obie, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, in addition to several Tony
nominations. For more information visit www.tactnyc.org.
Photos by Pablo Pimienta