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Actors Fund to Honor Jason Alexander at Tony Awards Party, 6/10


On Sunday, June 10th, The Actors Fund will honor TONY® Award winner Jason Alexander at their 16th Annual Tony Awards® Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala, which will be held at Skirball Center (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90049), features the only approved live feed of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. The evening's host and presenter to be announced.

Tickets are $250 and Tables of ten start at $2,750 by calling The Actors Fund at 323.933.9266 ext. 458 or at http://www.actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/tonyparty2012

Actor, Director and Producer, Jason Alexander started appearing in Broadway productions shortly after his graduation from High School, followed by movies and then the hit TV series, "Seinfeld" in the now iconic role of George Costanza.

His Broadway performances include: Accomplice, Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Winning both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor and the Tony Award® for Best Actor in a Musical), Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, Kander and Ebb's The Rink, and Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. In addition, Alexander appeared opposite Martin Short, in the Los Angeles production of Mel Brooks' The Producers, as well as with Kelsey Grammer in the 2004 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

A highly sought commodity for television, Alexander has appeared in productions such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Friends, Star Trek: Voyager, Malcolm in the Middle, Monk, Criminal Minds, co-starring with George Clooney and Elliott Gould in E/R from 1984-1985, in which he played Hospital Administrator Harold Stickley and in the 1995 TV version of the Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie, as Conrad Birdie's agent, Albert Peterson. Alexander is a frequent guest and panelist on: Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time shows; Hollywood Squares; the Late Late Show, with both Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson; and, the Late Show with David Letterman.

In addition to his roles as a misogynistic lawyer in Pretty Woman, co-starring with Richard Gere, and as an inept womanizer Mauricio in Shallow Hal, with Jack Black, Alexander has appeared in Love! Valour! Compassion!, Dunston Checks In, Love and Action in Chicago, The Last Supper and psychological horror film Jacob's Ladder. He also voiced the gargoyle Hugo in Disney's 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Previous recipients of the Julie Harris Award have included Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Charles Durning, Rita Moreno, James Earl Jones, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Stockard Channing, Carol Channing, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell and HAl Holbrook.

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone- performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has - for 130 years - been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org

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