Photo Flash: Aniston, Messing & More Attend An Evening Honoring James Burrows
Last night, the Television Academy presented An Evening Honoring James Burrows at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in the NoHo Arts District, CA. Stars from Burrows' best-loved shows such as Taxi, Cheers, Will & Grace, Mike & Molly and the new CBS series The Millers each went up on-stage to salute the iconic television director. Check out photos from the event below!
The sold-out evening was filled with laughter as cast members shared candid behind-the-scenes stories from their days on set with Burrows. Among the night's many highlights were special surprise appearances from Friends alum Jennifer Aniston and television icon, Bob Newhart. Fresh from his first-ever Emmy win (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, The Big Bang Theory), Newhart arrived on-stage with his Emmy and shared, "I never let it (Emmy) out my sight. I take it in the shower with me - it's kind of intimidating at first but you get used to it."
The event concluded with the panelists joining James Burrows on-stage for a champagne toast led by his mentor legendary television director, Jay Sandrich (Mary Tyler Moore / The Bob Newhart Show / The Odd Couple).
The Television Academy's An Evening Honoring James Burrows featured The Following panelists: Jennifer Aniston (Friends), Beau Bridges (The Millers), Danny DeVito (Taxi), Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly), Warren Littlefield (Former President, NBC Entertainment), Christopher Lloyd (Taxi), Chuck Lorre (EP, The Big Bang Theory / Two and a Half Men / Mike & Molly), Margo Martindale (The Millers), Eric McCormack (Will & Grace), Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace), Louis Mustillo (Mike & Molly), Bob Newhart (The Bob Newhart Show), Nyambi Nyambi (Mike & Molly), Rhea Perlman (Cheers), John Ratzenberger (Cheers), Jay Sandrich (Director, Mary Tyler Moore) and George Wendt (Cheers).
Fans are invited to watch the entire panel at Emmys.com
Photo credit: Frank Micelotta
An Evening Honoring James Burrows
The Cast of CHEERS
Cast of WILL & GRACE