Tony Award winner Bill Irwin was honored at The New 42nd Street's annual gala fundraiser, held on Monday, November 8 at The New Victory Theater.
Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Oscar winner Jonathan Demme, and new vaudeville troupe The Handsome Little Devils and Full Circle Productions (under the direction of Gabriel "Kwikstep" Dionisio and Ana "Rokafella" Garcia) offered tributes to Irwin.
After accepting his award, Irwin also took the stage with a group of 4th graders from PS/IS 111 to present a special musical vaudeville finale, the product of student workshops led by Irwin with children from The New Victory Education Residency program.
In addition, Lucie Arnaz sang selections from her new CD, Latin Roots during the dinner segment of the gala.
Additional guests included Phoebe Cates, Bernard Gersten, Tom Kirdahy, Kevin Kline, Nina Matza, Terrence McNally, Isaac Mizrahi, Fiona Rudin, Simone Levinson, and Ben Vereen.