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MTC to Honor Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Benefit

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, on Monday evening, November 7 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue).

Nathan Lane has starred in six plays at Manhattan Theatre Club: Claptrap; The Lisbon Traviata; Bad Habits; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks" and served on MTC's Board of Directors from 1994-2007.

He appeared last season on Broadway in the smash hit revival of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play and in the critically acclaimed Robert Falls production of The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music as Hickey. Prior to that, he starred on Broadway in the Lincoln Center production of The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award. He will next star in the Broadway revival of The Front Page alongside John Slattery and John Goodman, and the National Theatre revival of Angels in America in London.


He made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter (Drama Desk nomination), followed by Merlin; The Wind in the Willows; Some Americans Abroad; On Borrowed Time; Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards); Laughter on the 23rd Floor; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); The Man Who Came to Dinner; The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Olivier Award); The Frogs; The Odd Couple; Butley; November; Waiting for Godot (Outer Critics Circle nomination); and The Addams Family (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Off-Broadway: 1992 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Performance; The Common Pursuit, The Film Society, The Lisbon Traviata (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, Outer Critics Circle nomination); Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award); Bad Habits; Dedication; Mizlansky/Zilinsky or "Schmucks"; Trumbo; Measure for Measure (St. Clair Bayfield Award); A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; She Stoops to Conquer; In a Pig's Valise; Love; and Do Re Mi.

On television, he was last seen on FX's anthology series "American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson" and has had recurring roles on "The Good Wife" and "Modern Family", as well as many guest appearances (receiving six Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards and a People's Choice Award). Lane has appeared in more than 35 films including The Birdcage (Golden Globe nomination, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Awards); Ironweed; Frankie and Johnny; Mousehunt; Jeffrey; The Lion King; Stuart Little; Nicholas Nickleby (National Board of Review Ensemble Acting Award); The Producers (Golden Globe nomination); Swing Vote; Mirror Mirror; and The English Teacher. He will next be seen in Sidney Hall and Carrie Pilby. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Sue Bovenkerk Slager, Sharon Sullivan, and Lisa Towbin are co-chairs of the 2016 Fall Benefit.

The event begins with cocktails followed by dinner and a tribute to Nathan Lane. All proceeds from this annual event will support MTC's mission as a leading non-profit theatre company producing contemporary plays on and off-Broadway, nurturing new talent through their Artistic Development Program, and developing the next generation of theatregoers and theatre makers through their esteemed Education Program.

Information on tables and individual tickets, which include cocktails, dinner, and the show, will be available in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com/season-tickets/events/fall-benefit/ or call (212) 399-3000 x 4147.



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