Photo Flash: Schreiber Studios Honors Nixon & Wasserstein

April 21
1:19 PM 2006
The T. Schreiber Studio will honor Cynthia Nixon and the late Wendy Wasserstein with awards for career achievement at a ceremony that was held on Thursday, April 20 at the 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street). The event was hosted by award-winning comedienne and actress Julie Halston (Hairspray, Gypsy), while stars such as Marian Seldes and Fran Drescher also made appearances. Proceeds from the luncheon benefited the T. Schreiber Studio and, in honor of Wasserstein, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Wasserstein, who died of complications from lymphoma on January 30th of this year at the age of 55, won much acclaim over the course of almost three decades for writing plays that with wit, warmth and insight, confronted a range of feminist issues. Her plays included Uncommon Women and Others, The Sisters Rosensweig, Isn't It Romantic, An American Daughter and The Heidi Chronicles, which is commonly regarded as her masterpiece and won both a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Third, a critical and commercial hit at Lincoln Center, was the last new Wasserstein work to be presented.

Nixon, who recently starred in Rabbit Hole, previously
 appeared on Broadway in The Women, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Indiscretions (Tony nomination), Angels in America, The Heidi Chronicles, Hurlyburly and The Real Thing (simultaneously) and The Philadelphia Story. She became internationally known as Miranda on TV's "Sex and the City."


For more information on the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit For more on the T. Schreiber Studio, visit

Cynthia Nixon

Marian Seldes

Terry Schreiber, Cynthia Nixon and Marian Seldes

Julie Halston, Terry Schreiber, Cynthia Nixon and Marian Seldes

Julie Halston

Fran Drescher

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