Amy Ryan will be the evening's master of ceremonies, and Miranda Richardson will present the award, which consists of a sculpture of William Shakespeare designed by Milton Glaser.
Shawn's plays include The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, and Marie and Bruce, and he co-wrote and appeared in the film My Dinner with Andre. His other stage and film appearances include Hurlyburly, The Princess Bride, and Manhattan.
The gala will also include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction, and music by the Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars. Tickets begin at $500 per person and can be ordered by calling 212-343-1920. For additional information, visit www.tfana.org.