Judith Light was awarded the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award at a ceremony at 583 Park Avenue.
Judith Light was awarded the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Award at a ceremony at 583 Park Avenue.
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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presented stage and screen favorite Judith Light with its 17th Monte Cristo Award during a ceremony yesterday, May 21, at 583 Park Avenue. Thomas Kail, an O'Neill alum who directed Light on Broadway in Lombardi, presented the award.

Dan Lauria, Judith Light and Thomas Kail arrive at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Awards.
Dan Lauria, Judith Light, and Thomas Kail arrive at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Monte Cristo Awards.
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Guests included Light's Ugly Betty costar Michael Urie, Shakina Nayfack, Lena Hall, Tom Kitt, Margo Seibert, Tom Viertel, Susan Blackwell, and more.

Ugly Betty costars Judith Light and actor Michael Urie were reunited.
Ugly Betty costars Judith Light and actor Michael Urie were reunited.
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Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Judith Light has appeared on Broadway in plays including Lombardi, Other Desert Cities, The Assembled Parties, and Thérèse Raquin. Light's long TV career has included lead roles in Who's the Boss?, Ugly Betty, and Transparent.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center executive director Preston Whiteway stops for a photo with honoree Judith Light.
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center executive director Preston Whiteway stops for a photo with honoree Judith Light.
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The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent individual each year in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O'Neill's "pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence," and furthering the American theater.