Photo Coverage: Los Angeles Actors' Fund Tony Award Party

The 9th Annual Actors' Fund Tony Party offered festivities to theatre-lovers in the Los Angeles area at the Skirball Cultural Center on June 5th. At the party, the Actors Fund presented accomplished actress Stockard Channing with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. Presenting the award was Elaine Stritch who commented, "I feel comfortable saying that I love Stockard. That's why I'm here." She also noted "I am now supposed to read the list of the past recipients of the Julie Harris Award - but I don't want to because I'm not on it!" (Recipients have been Julie Harris, Gwen Verdon, Rita Moreno, Charles Durning, Tyne Daly, Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing and James Earl Jones.)

The evening also included a live and silent auction, with items ranging from a phone booth from the movie "The Terminal", to a message on your answering machine, recorded by Carol Channing.

The evening was hosted by hysterical Jason Graae, and the silent auction led by Jo Anne Worley. Graae opened the evening with his own special lyrics to 'Getting Married Today' about the LA party, and later Graee and Worley did their own version of the Hugh Jackman / Aretha Franklin duet.

The Actors' Fund of America is a nonprofit organization founded in 1882 that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals--designers, writers, sound technicians, musicians, dancers, administrators, directors, film editors, stagehands--as well as actors. Professionals in film, television, radio, theatre, dance and music all turn to The Actors' Fund in times of need. Headquarters and The Aurora Residence are located in New York City, with regional offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. The Lillian Booth Actors' Home of the Actors' Fund of America in Englewood, New Jersey. The Actors' Work Program has offices in New York and Los Angeles. For more information, visit


Ann Jeffries

Victoria Roberts

Holland Taylor

Elaine Stritch and Stockard Channing

The Lady of the Evening -- Stockard Channing

Elaine Stritch

Patricia Morison and Elaine Stritch

The ever-entertaining Jo Anne Worley

Elaine Stritch and Patricia Barry

Your host and oboist, Jason Graae

Auctioneer Jo Anne Worley

Elaine Stritch...

...presenting the award to Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing

Recieving the Julie Harris Award for excellence in Theatre!

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