Photo Flash: Cicely Tyson, Ashley Brown and More at 2013 PGF-USA Awards Gala
Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco finished her trip to the United States at the Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) Awards Gala last night at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. HSH Princess Charlene presented the Prince Rainier III Award to Cicely Tyson, which recognizes a renowned leader in the arts whose own accomplishments are coupled with demonstrated service to the performing arts. Scroll down for photos!
Past recipients of the award include Julie Andrews, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Glenn Close, George Lucas, Mandy Patinkin, Twyla Tharp, and Denzel and Pauletta Washington, which includes a grant of $25,000 to the philanthropic organization of their choice.
Paula Zahn hosted the evening with actresses Michael Michele and Ashley Brown and choreographer Bill T. Jones presented the Princess Grace Awards to the honorees in their respective categories. Denise Rich, PGF-USA Chair John Lehman, Hon. Maguy Maccario, Tyne Daly, Yves Piaget, Susan Stroman, Jennifer Grant, Dr. Jon Turk and Carolyn Gusoff Turk, Lynn Wyatt, Miss USA Nana Meriwether and Michael Wilson also attended.
The Princess Grace Awards were presented last night to 24 recipients from colleges, universities and not-for-profit theater and dance companies throughout the United States. The Awards winners exemplify both classical and experimental artistic disciplines and, while still considered emerging talent, already show exceptional promise in their areas of expertise. Past winners of the Awards for theater, dance and film who distinguish themselves in their artistic disciplines since receiving their initial Princess Grace Awards are eligible to win the Foundation's Princess Grace Statue Award. This year, filmmaker and Director, New Arts AXIS Wendy Levy and New York City Ballet Principal dancer Tiler Peck received this honor.
Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Princess Grace Foundation
HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco
Prince Rainier III Award Recipient Cicely Tyson
Actress Ashley Brown