Mike Nichols
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Mike Nichols
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Norbert Leo Butz, Julianna Margulies, Kelli O'Hara, Jackie Hoffman, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Ryan, Mary Testa, and George Wendt will be among the presenters at the Artios Awards, which will honor Tony award-winner Mike Nichols, as well as several New York casting directors. The ceremony, presented by the Casting Society of America, will take place Monday, November 5 at Caroline's on Broadway.

The Artios Awards were established in 1985 to recognize the significance of casting to the success of a movie, television, or theatrical production. The annual awards are given on the criteria of originality, creativity and the contribution of casting to the overall quality of a project.

Nichols, a seven-time Tony Award winner, will receive the New York Apple Award, which honors lifetime contributions to the New York entertainment community by industry notables. The director is currently represented on Broadway with Monty Python's Spamalot and will direct a Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' The Country Girl in the spring.

In addition, the winners in 20 different theatrical casting categories will be announced during the award presentation. For more information, visit www.castingsociety.com.