Harriet Harris to Host the Acting Company's Fall Gala
The event will honor director and artistic leader Bill Rauch and others.
The Acting Company will honor director and artistic leader Bill Rauch and the married civic leaders Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel at the Company's 2018 Fall Gala on November 12.
Held at the Metropolitan Club, the event will bring together awards, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, dinner, and cocktails in celebration of theater and its contribution to American society. Tony Award-winner and The Acting Company alumna Harriet Harris will host, with performances by Joanna A. Jones (Hamilton) and Tatiana Wechsler, featuring Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz.
Bill Rauch will be presented with the John Houseman Award, which honors individuals who have extended the legacy of The Acting Company founder John Houseman's profound commitment to the development of American classical actors and cultivation of a new audience for the theater. The Acting Company will honor Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Ambassador Carl Spielvogel with the Joan M. Warburg Civic Engagement Award, bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated admirable dedication to philanthropic and civic causes in the arts and other areas.
Timothy K. Saunders is Chairman of the gala. Obie winner Roslyn Ruff is the Honorary Chair of the gala. Earl D. Weiner is Chairman of the Acting Company's board of directors.