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Photo Coverage: Theatre Wing Honors Channing, Jones, Tune

Tony Award-winners Carol Channing (Hello, Dolly!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), James Earl Jones (On Golden Pond, Fences, The Great White Hope; Star Wars) and Tommy Tune (The Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel, Nine, My One and Only) were honored by the American Theatre Wing in a benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on Monday, June 4th.

"Dedicated to celebrating excellence and supporting education in the theatre, The American Theatre Wing has been an integral and influential part of the theatrical community for the better part of seven decades. Adapting its activities for each successive theatrical generation, ATW focuses today or programs and activities which help students, audiences and members of the theatrical community itself to learn more about what makes theatre tick from the people who make it so vital," states the organization's website.  "Best known for its creation and operation of The Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards, in partnership with the League of American Theatres and Producers, ATW has created a national platform for the recognition of theatrical achievement on Broadway."

Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director of the American Theatre Wing.

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Sondra Gilman and Doug Leeds

Carol Channing and Tommy Tune

Tommy Tune

John Cullum

Lucie Arnaz

Lucie Arnaz

Tommy Tune and Lucie Arnaz

Tommy Tune and Lucie Arnaz

Carol Channing

Tommy Tune

Raul Esparza

Phil Smith and Tricia Walsh-Smith

Josh Strickland and Jenn Gambatese

Jenn Gambatese

Josh Strickland

James Earl Jones

Doug Leeds, James Earl Jones with wife Cecilia Hart and Sondra Gilman

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

David Henry Hwang

"60 Minutes"' Morley Safer

Jane Alexander

Rupert Holmes

Fran Weissler

James Earl Jones, Carol Channing and Tommy Tune

James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander

Carol Channing and husband Harry Kullijian

Carol Channing and Harry Kullijian

Tamara Tunie and Carol Channing

Tamara Tunie

Roger Rees

Martha Plimpton and Carol Channing

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