Julie Halston, one of Busch's longtime collaborators, presented him with the award.
Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and The Third Story. His Broadway play The Tale of the Allergist's Wife won the Outer Circle Critics' John Gassner Award, and received a Tony nomination for Best Play. He is also the recipient of a 2003 special Drama Desk Award for career achievement.
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