S. Epatha Merkerson will be honored by A.R.T./New York.
S. Epatha Merkerson will be honored by A.R.T./New York.
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Stage and screen favorite S. Epatha Merkerson will be honored by A.R.T./New York at the organization's annual spring gala, to be held Monday, April 3, at Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will include a mini-musical created in tribute to Merkerson, titled S. Epatha Merkerson: The Musical!

Merkerson is best known for her portrayal of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC's Law & Order, and currently stars as hospital administrator Sharon Goodwin on NBC's Chicago Med. She received Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her performance in the HBO film Lackawanna Blues. Onstage, Merkerson's extensive résumé includes Come Back, Little Sheba and The Piano Lesson, for which she received Tony nominations, as well as Birdie Blue, F*cking A, and While I Yet Live, among others.

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York assists over 350 member theaters in managing their theatre companies effectively so they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well.