Photo Coverage: First Night: The Red (Orange) Carpet Event
Hosted by Jennifer Richmond and Trey Palmer, First Night, the Nashville Theater Honors Gala was preceded by the Red Carpet Event just before the tribute concert on a rainy Sunday, September 4, at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre.
"Actually, this year we added a new wrinkle to the fun on the Red Carpet," said Cary Street, fashion commentator for the event. "We hosted 'The Orange Carpet' to pay homage to this year's First Night charity, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tennessee Chapter."
Joining Street on the Orange Carpet were Lisa Garner Harrison and Jessica Carter, who greeted arrivals at the beautiful Troutt Theatre prior to the start of the evening's entertainment, which featured almost 150 performers taking part in the tributes to the six members of the 2011 First Night Class of Honorees - Pam Atha, Daniel Brewer, Gary C. Hoff, Danny Proctor, Layne Sasser and Helen Shute-Pettaway - and was hosted by two-time First Night Award winner David Compton.
The cast of Circle Players' 13 The Musical
Michael Ruff with castmates from Cumberland County Playhouse's upcoming production of Dreamgirls
2011 Most Promising Actor MaryKathryn Kopp
Rachel Beth Jackson, Stephanie Wright and Genesis Crnolatas
Mark McNulty and his daughter, Maggi, a 2011 Most Promising Actor
Rebekah Durham & Jennifer Richmond
Savannah and Jennifer Bennett
Ed and Delaney Amatrudo
Jenny Norris-Light & Jennifer Richmond
Delaney Amatrudo & Ryan Garrett
Jennifer Richmond with 2011 Most Promising Actor Tyler Henry and his parents
Chris McKee makes a bid during the silent auction
Kate Adams-Johnson & Tim Larson
Jennifer Richmond & Carol Zamora Ward