The gala evening will include testimonials by Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, Elizabeth Wilson, and Marian Seldes; clips from Harris' film work; and a scene and musical number from The Member of the Wedding starring Ruby Dee, Gregg Edelman, and Marin Ireland. Other celebrities expected to attend the event include Tyne Daly, Charles Grodin, Marilyn Horne, Jack Klugman, and Terrence McNally.
Harris is the most honored performer in Tony Awards history with 10 nominations and five wins; she took home the statuette for I Am a Camera, The Lark, Forty Carats, The Last of Mrs. Lincoln, and The Belle of Amherst. Her extensive film and television credits include The Member of the Wedding, East of Eden, and Knots Landing.
The gala includes a silent auction, cocktail party, and dinner. Tickets begin at $300. To order or for more information, call 212-840-9705.