Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane

Last night was the Drama League's 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The black-tie evening also celebrated theater producer Fran Weissler for Visionary Leadership in American Theater.

BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out all the photos below!

Celebrating Nathan Lane's career in theater, film and television, including this last season's Broadway revival of Angels in America, the gala featured a one-night-only musical tribute in Mr. Lane's honor hosted by Matthew Broderick with appearances by stars of both stage and screen, including Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Cady Huffman, Mark Linn-Baker, Alex Newell, Ernie Sabella.

Drama League Directors Project alum West Hyler served as director and co-writer of the gala program, with Laura Brandel as assistant director. The 35th Annual Benefit Gala was produced by Drama League Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger with Gala Associate Producer Sean Gorski. The creative team included David Evans (music direction), Alessandra Marconi (choreography), Timothy Huang (additional lyrics), Melissa Spengler-Winner (production stage management), Nick Kolin (lighting design), Michael Tracey (sound design), Whitney Locher (costume design).

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Gabriel Stelian-Shanks (Executive Artistic Director) and Catalin Stelian-Shanks

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
West Hyler (Gala Director) and Lyndi Hyler

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Una Jackman and JoAnn Weisel

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ernie Sabella

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ernie Sabella

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Alessandra Marconi and Travis LaMont Ballenger (Associate Producer)

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Mark Linn-Baker

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Mark Linn-Baker

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stan Ponte (Board President)

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stan Ponte and Una Jackman

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Jelani Alladin

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Jelani Alladin

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Billy Eichner

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Chris Bohinski (NYC Smile 4 Me) and Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Chris Bohinski (NYC Smile 4 Me) and Matthew Broderick

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stephanie's Child

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Stephanie's Child

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Christine Baranski

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Diane Paulus and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Diane Paulus and Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Norm Lewis

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Diane Paulus

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Rita Gardner

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Julie Klausner

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Julie Klausner

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ellie Heyman and Leah Lane

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ellie Heyman and Leah Lane

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ellie Heyman, Hal Berman and Leah Lane

Photo Coverage: The 2018 Drama League Gala Honors Nathan Lane
Ellie Heyman, Hal Berman and Leah Lane

 

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