Howard McGillin
(© David Gordon)
Howard McGillin
(© David Gordon)
Tony Award nominees Howard McGillin and Nancy Opel are set to perform at George Street Playhouse's annual gala, to be held at The Heldrich in New Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday, May 6. The event will begin at 5pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Dinner follows at 6:30pm with the Cabaret performance commencing at 7:30pm.

At the gala, former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean will be on hand to bestow his eponymous Arts Advocacy Award to the evening's honoree, William V. Engel. The event is dedicated to the memory of world-renowned playwright Arthur Laurents.

McGillin received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his performances in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Anything Goes. He is perhaps best known for his record-setting performance in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Opel is currently on Broadway in Memphis. She received a Tony nomination for her work in Urinetown, Drama Desk nominations for her roles in The Toxic Avenger and Polish Joke, and an OBIE award for her performance in My Deah.

For tickets and information, call 732-846-2895, ext. 144 or e-mail events@georgestplayhouse.org.