Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth

On hand to celebrate were the evening honorees De Shields and Maffei, along with notables such as Julianna Margulies, Amber Gray, Kimberly Grigsby, and more.

By: Jun. 07, 2024
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On Tuesday, June 4th,  more than 500 guests from the realms of art, business, entertainment/theater, fashion, literature, media, and philanthropy joined at storytelling nonprofit The Moth’s annual gala, Making Waves: The 2024 Moth Ball Gala.

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The vibrant and celebratory evening, which took place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, included a cocktail party, an elegant, seated dinner, several Moth storytellers, and a presentation of The Moth Legacy Award to dedicated Moth supporter, Anne Maffei, and the presentation of Storyteller of the Year Award to the extraordinary actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer, André De Shields. 


On hand to celebrate were the evening honorees De Shields and Anne Maffei, along with notables such as Julianna Margulies, Amber Gray, Kimberly Grigsby, Carole Radziwill, Taylor Schilling,  Kemp Powers, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Christian McBride, Ari Handel, Ophira Eisenberg, Hari Kondabolu, Kathleen Russo, Doug Wright, Robert Carlock, and The Moth’s founder George Dawes Green; Moth Board members including Chenjerai Kumanyika, Gabrielle Glore, Jesse Haines, Susie Jaramillo, Mia Jung, Joanne Ramos, and Denmark West, as well as The Moth’s Chief Creative Officer Christina Norman and Executive Director Sarah Haberman.

Photo credit: Sam Hollenshead, Peter Cooper

Video Credit: Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
The Moth Ball

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
André De Shields

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Amber Gray

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
André De Shields

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Anne Maffei

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Carole Radziwill

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Christina Norman

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Gbenga Akinnagbe

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Julianna Margulies

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Kemp Powers

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Kimberly Grigsby and André De Shields

Photos & Video: André De Shields Awarded 'Storyteller of the Year' by The Moth
Taylor Schilling, R. Eric Thomas and Sarah Jane Johnson




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