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Bryan Cranston, Kelli O'Hara, and More Attend Roundabout Theatre Company Gala

Frank Langella received the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Bryan Cranston (right) awarded Frank Langella the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre at Roudabout Theatre Company's spring gala.
(© Kelly Kollar)

Roundabout Theatre Company held their annual spring gala last night, Monday, February 27 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The event honored four-time Tony Award-winning actor Frank Lengella (The Father) who was presented the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre by Tony winner Bryan Cranston (All the Way). The award is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theater world. Check out photos from the event in the gallery below.


Directed by Tony nominee Scott Ellis, the gala featured performances from Will Chase (Something Rotten!), Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Nikki M. James (Les Misérables), Jane Krakowski (She Loves Me), Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen), Constantine Maroulis (Jekyll & Hyde), Andrea Martin (Noises Off), Kelli O'Hara (The King and I), Betsy Wolfe (Falsettos), and Ingrid Michaelson. In addition, Alec Baldwin (Orphans), Kate Walsh (If I Forget), and playwright Steven Levenson (If I Forget, Dear Evan Hansen) made appearances.

Leonard Tow, Founder and Chairman of The Tow Foundation, who was also honored with the Ovation Award for Excellence in Philanthropy. Roundabout Underground alum Jenny Rachel Weiner presented the award.

The gala creative team featured Patrick Vaccariello (musical direction), David Rockwell (scenic design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Shannon Slaton (sound design), John Barrett (hair and makeup), Jason Sparks (choreography). Clothing was provided by THEIA.

Proceeds from the Spring Gala benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's New Play Initiative and Education programs. Roundabout's New Play Initiative cultivates new work by gifted playwrights at all stages of their careers through a three-pronged approach consisting of commissioning new works, developmental readings and workshops, and productions of new works through Roundabout Underground and Roundabout mainstage productions.