Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below!

"The seven years of support we provide to playwrights allows a unique opportunity to witness the unleashing of ambitions over time, for the many projects undertaken during their residencies and also for the very form itself. The boundless career forged by Audra McDonald's drive to explore all the places her creative impulses lead, and the passion with which she has pursued her art is kindred to the playwrights working at New Dramatists and makes her an ideal honoree for our spring luncheon," said Emily Morse, Artistic Director of New Dramatists.

Each year, New Dramatists salutes an individual who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theatre community. Past luncheon honorees include Brian Stokes Mitchell,Susan Stroman, Seth Gelblum, Bernadette Peters, Roger Berlind, Julie Taymor, Horton Foote,Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, Chita Rivera, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews,Glenn Close, Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Miller, Neil Simon, Jerry Herman, Terrence McNally,Barbara Cook, John Kander & Fred Ebb, August Wilson, and Gwen Verdon.

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Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
The 67th Annual New Dramatists Spring Luncheon honoring Audra McDonald at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 12, 2016 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald and Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald and Renee Elise Goldsberry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jeff Daniels

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joyce Randolph

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Helene Yorke

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joyce Randolph

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joyce Randolph

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Helene Yorke

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Helene Yorke

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Akosua Busia

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Akosua Busia

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Akosua Busia

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Judith Light

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lena Hall

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Laura Benanti

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kerry Butler

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kerry Butler

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kerry Butler

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Daphne Rubin-Vega

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ben Wishaw

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ben Wishaw

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lupita Nyong'o and Liesl Tommy

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Liesl Tommy and Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Liesl Tommy and Lupita Nyong'o

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Allyson Tucker and Bryan Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Renee Elise Goldsberry and Audra McDonald

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Allyson Tucker and Bryan Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
The 67th Annual New Dramatists Spring Luncheon honoring Audra McDonald at Marriott Marquis Times Square on May 12, 2016 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Cynthia Erivo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Cynthia Erivo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Cynthia Erivo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Cynthia Erivo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Sheldon Harnick

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Zachary Levi

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Zachary Levi

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Lorin Latarro

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Bill Camp

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Bill Camp

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Bill Camp

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Tracee Chimo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Tracee Chimo

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Adrienne Warren

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Adrienne Warren

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Adrienne Warren

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jennifer Simard

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jennifer Simard

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jennifer Simard

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Paul Nolan

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Paul Nolan

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Andrea Burns

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Andrea Burns

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joel Grey

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Jeff Daniels

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Hannah Elless

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Hannah Elless

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ciaran Hinds

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ciaran Hinds

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Liesel Tommy

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Liesel Tommy

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
George C. Wolfe

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ana Villafane

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ana Villafane

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Ana Villafane

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Christopher Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Christopher Jackson

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kimiko Glenn

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kimiko Glenn

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kimiko Glenn

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Kimiko Glenn

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Joshua Henry

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Andrea Martin

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Andrea Martin

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Billy Porter

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Daveed Diggs

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Daveed Diggs

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Nicolette Robinson

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
Brandon Victor Dixon

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
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