Photo Coverage: The 2009-2010 Theatre Museum Awards
Versatile Broadway performer John Bolton, Tony award-winning actor Jim Dale, renown musical conductor Aaron Gandy and Tony Walton, Jennifer Evans, Kevin Cahoon, Jessica Grove, Noah Racey and Annika Boras partook in The Theatre Museum's 2010 Awards Ceremony last night, May 17, 2010. BroadwayWorld was on hand at The Players Club for the celebration.
Stepping into the Master of Ceremonies spotlight, John Bolton is a familiar face to Broadway theatregoers, having delighted audiences in Curtains, Spamalot, Contact, Titanic, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Damn Yankees. Bolton originated the role of The Father in the musical version of A Christmas Story and has made numerous television appearances including Gossip Girl, Law and Order Criminal Intent, Law and Order,Ed, All My Children, Guiding Light, As the World Turns and Great Performances.
The evening honored musical legends Richard M Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who received the Theatre Museum's Career Achievement Award, the Mint Theatre Company for Theatre Preservation, and Samuel French Inc. for Theatre Arts Education.
The Theatre Museum continues the legacy The Broadway Theatre Institute began in 1995 by presenting Awards for Excellence in both Theatre History Preservation and Theatre Arts Education.
From 1986 - 2003, the Broadway Theatre Institute developed programs that fostered the perpetuation and appreciation of theatre in New York and served more than 100,000 children and adults in New York City. It's evolution and merger into The Theatre Museum in 2003 was the next step in its development.
For more information on The Theatre Museum, visit www.thetheatremuseum.org.
Photo Credit: Genevivie Rafter Keddy
John Bolton (Master of Ceremonies)
James J. Heinze (Treasurer/Secratary) and John Bolton
The Ceremony's Performance Cast
Jeremy Handelman and Emileena Pedigo
Joe Pizza, Lauren Pizza, Carla Simonian, Greg Simonian and Stewart F. Lane
Joseph Bentley, Phoebe Costello, Richard Sherman and Noah Pelty
United We Sing-Josette Dambros, Lynelle Jonssa, and Genna Griffith
Noah Pelty, Phoebe Costello, and Joseph Bentley