Cat Greenleaf Hosts Making Books Sing 2013 Gala Tonight

Cat Greenleaf Hosts Making Books Sing 2013 Gala Tonight

The worlds of art and entertainment join forces to celebrate the third Making Books Sing Gala - Salute to Song. The Gala evening will present:

2013 Harmony Award to Sybille and Tony Pearson - Sybille is a Tony award-nominated playwright and Tony is a respected leadership coach.

2013 Family of Artists to Charles Greenberg - Charles is an amazing composer and long -time collaborator of Barbara Zinn Krieger.

The evening will consist of a private VIP reception, auction, sit-down dinner and live performances by Cortez, Steggert and other surprise guests. The Gala is co-sponsored by Sterling National Bank. The Gala will celebrate classic New York City style with a black and white motif with punches of color through floral arrangements, lighting and staging.

Making Books Sing - The, NYC based, critically acclaimed theatre company and arts-in-education non-profit organization, serves thousands of school and family audiences with theatrical productions and arts-in-education programming.

Cat Greenleaf - Gala Host - Cat Greenleaf is the host of NBC's Emmy Award- winning series, "Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf". Celebs, performers, and newsmakers come to Cat's stoop in Brooklyn and sit for a 15-20 minute interview, covering career highlights, life story, issues of the day and current projects.

Kathleen & Henry Chalfant - Gala Honorary Co-Chairs - Kathleen is a Tony award nominated actress of stage and screen with ground-breaking performances in Angels in America and Wit. Henry is a renowned filmmaker whose documentary, Style Wars, helped to introduce hip hop culture to the world.

Special performances: GIANT co-stars Natalie Cortez and Bobby Steggert will perform selections from the new Off-Broadway production.

The gala will support Making Books Sing's mission of promoting children's literacy and Social development through arts-in-education programs and professional theatre productions. MBS has reached more than 100,000 students and families through in-school/after-school residencies, professional productions and family workshops at schools, theaters, community-based organizations and cultural venues.

It all takes place tonight, February 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Battery Gardens, Inside Battery Park, Opposite 17 State Street, New York, NY. Call (212) 809-5508 or visit for more information.