Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Gala
Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The evening will featured appearances by Lane's friends and colleagues: Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Susan Stroman, and more.
Nathan Lane has starred in seven plays at Manhattan Theatre Club: A Backers' Audition; 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.
Lane currently stars in the Broadway revival of The Front Page alongside John Slattery and John Goodman. Previously, he appeared 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 Theatre production of The Nance, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations and won the Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Distinguished Performance Awards. He will next star in the National Theatre revival of Angels in America in London as Roy Cohn.
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 and Olivier Awards); 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 or The Stuff of Dreams (Drama Desk nomination); 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; White Rabbit, Red Rabbit; and Do Re Mi at Encores.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
The 2016 Manhattan Theatre Club's Fall Benefit honoring Nathan Lane at 583 Park Avenue on November 21, 2016 in New York City.
Lynne Meadow and husband
The 2016 Manhattan Theatre Club's Fall Benefit honoring Nathan Lane