Photo Flash: 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Awards
Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill presented the 2017 Urban Stages' Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning legendary set and costume designer Tony Walton. The celebrated Broadway, TV and film star, Melissa Errico, ("Billions", My Fair Lady, High Society, Encores' Do I Hear a Waltz?), presented the award to her mentor and close friend, Tony Waltonat the annual benefit at the Boathouse in Central Park.
Theatre friends and patrons included his wife Gen LeRoy Walton, William Ivey Long, Kate Burton, Jane Krakowski, Sondra & Celso Gonzales Falla, Edwina Sandys, Peidy Lumet, Ed Barlow, Barbara Terry, April Riddle Gow, Saundra Whitney, Lionel Larner, Mary Libby, Lynn San Andres, Barbara & Peter Georgescu, Rosalie Brinton, Zibby & Jim Tozer and Stanley Zareff. Friends and family who could not be there bought program ads and sent love letters, including Alec Baldwin, Jerry Zaks and daughter Emma WAlton Hamilton and son-in-law, Director Steve Hamilton. Steve has directed Urban Stages newest play, Angry Young Man which will open at Guild Hall in East Hampton on May 31st.
This year's fundraiser will benefit Urban Stages' season of new plays and musicals as well as Urban Stages' celebrated Outreach Program -- which brings programs to libraries and schools in all five boroughs of NYC, serving New Yorkers from pre-school to senior adults with its touring programs, along with theatre residencies in community centers and schools.
Photography by Annie Watt
Karen Akers, April Gow, Frances Hill, Tony Walton, Lynn San Andres
Jane Krakowski, Stanley Zareff and Catherine Adler
Piedy Lumet and Kate Burton
Ed Barlow, John O'Brien, Peggy O'Brien, Gavin O'Reilly, Mark Nolan, Joe Hughes
Steve Belida, Gwen Arment, Gail Cooper Hecht, Peter Napolitano
Zibby Tozer, April Gow, Jim Tozer, Doris Liebman
Ted Terry and James Leaf
Pan Ferrari, Barbara Terry, Ed Barlow, Lynn San Andres
Edwina Sandys and TEd Kaplan
Martha Babcock, Peter Georgescu, Barbara Georgescu
Saundra Whitney and Lionel Larner
Rosalie Brinton and Alan Tobin
Tony Walton, Kate Burton, Gen LeRoy-Walton
William Ivey Long, Francine Pascal, Celso Gonzales Falla
Frances Hill, Rachel Sullivan, Ilana Saltzman
Caren Calder and Krystal Energy
Chita Rivera, Karen Akers, Jane Krakowski, William Ivey Long, Melissa Errico
Ciaran O'Reilly, Charlotte Moore of Irish Repertory Theatre