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Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill celebrated 35 years of acclaimed Off-Broadway plays/musicals and art programming at The Central Park Boathouse last night, May 15 at 6:30 pm.

For over 35 years, Urban Stages has presented stories that needed to be told in a way that is accessible to audiences everywhere, from their mainstage productions to their celebrated Outreach Program that brings plays to New York's outer boroughs. Part of Urban Stages' long history is recognizing and elevating talented women artists.

This year Urban Stages celebrates the Year of Women by recognizing Broadway's Donna Murphy and celebrated artist Edwina Sandys with Urban Stages' 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards.

Murphy is a two-time Tony Award & Emmy Award-winning actress. She was named a living legend of the New York theater by New York Magazine. Sandys was awarded by the United Nations Society Writers & Artists Award for Excellence. The United Nations has installed five monumental sculptures by Sandys at their centers around the world.

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

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Darmia Hope Elliott and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Darmia Hope Elliott and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys and Frances Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Francis Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
William Butler and Michelle Kittrell

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Joe Trentacosta

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael John LaChiusa

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael John LaChiusa

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel and David Lewis

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel and David Lewis

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel and David Lewis

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
William Butler, Donna Murphy and Michelle Kittrell

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Michelle Kittrell

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Mary Beth Peil

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Mary Beth Peil

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
K.T. Sullivan

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
K.T. Sullivan

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel and Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Michael Riedel and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters and Mary Beth Peil

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Mary Beth Peil and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Mary Beth Peil and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Lionel Lerner

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters, Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary celebrating Women in the Arts

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Atmosphere

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Auction painting “Gemini in the Libraryâ€' by Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Atmosphere during the Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary celebrating Women in the Arts at the Central Park Boat House on May 15, 2019 in New York City.

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Atmosphere

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy & Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Frances Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Frances Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Frances Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Frances Hill

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Trezana Beverley

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Trezana Beverley

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Trezana Beverley during the Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary celebrating Women in the Arts at the Central Park Boat House on May 15, 2019 in New York City.

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Stanley Zareff

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Stanley Zareff

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Stanley Zareff

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Stanley Zareff and Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Edwina Sandys

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Trezana Beverley

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Trezana Beverley

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Donna Murphy and Bernadette Peters

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Mary Beth Peil, Bernadette Peters,Michael John LaChiusa and Donna Murphy

Photos: Urban Stages' 35th Anniversary Gala Honors Donna Murphy and More
Frances Hill


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