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Photos: Fred & Adele Astaire Awards Toast Tommy Tune


The star of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of New York Countess LuAnn de Lesseps along with fellow committee members Joanne Borts, Charles Cochran, Robin Cofer, Dora Frost, Dame Josephine Hall, Anna Jordan, Dyann Klein, Regina Kravitz, Joe Lanteri, Caroline Lieberman, Denise McClelland, Maryann Meyer, Alix Michel, Bruce Michael, Miranda Pildes, Risa Pulver, Judy Rice, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Dr. Janet Shefts & Zilia Sicre hosted a cocktail reception for friends and supporters of the upcoming 2008 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards gala at legendary celebrity watering hole Elaine's.
The event was a special toast to nine time Tony award winner Tommy Tune who will receive the group's Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Brooke Shields at the awards gala benefiting The Auditory Oral School of New York. This year's awards directed by Lee Roy Reams will honor excellence in dance on Broadway and film.  .
Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, their daughter Roberta Wallach, Marisa Berenson, Jim Lisante, Anna Bergman, Jacquelin Murphy-Stahl, Marge Champion, Elisa & Joe Stein, Michael O'Mara, Mark Mitchell and Countess de Lesseps' co-stars Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin were among the guests who turned out to congratulate Tommy.
The 2008 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards are slated for June 2, at Manhattan Center Studios. Jennifer Dumas is executive producer and Patricia Watt is producer. Additional awards will be announced in mid-May. For tickets and information call 212-655-9377

Photos Credit: Edward Callaghan

Jill Zarin

Tommy Tune and Marge Champion

Miranda Pildes, Jill Zarin, Jacquelin-Murphy Stahl and Mark Mitchell

Patricia Watt and Jennifer Dumas

Michael O'Mara Clif De Raita, Cindy Kofoed and Bruce Michael

Norma Jean Markus and Ronnie Glucksman

Mario Singer and Ramona Singer

Marissa Berenson and Monsignor Jim Lisante

Jill Mainelli, Anna Bergman and Sarah Johnson

Marge Champion and Joe Stein

Countess Luann de Lesseps, Mark Mitchell and Anna Bergman

Jacquelin Murphy-Stahl, Lee Roy Reams and Ramona Singer

Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach and Roberta Wallach

Clif De Raita, Cindy Kofoed, Bruce Michael and Caroline Lieberman

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