Fully Committed Star Jesse Tyler Ferguson Honored by Theatre Forward
Ferguson received the Theatre Artist Award at the organization's annual gala.
Theatre Forward held its annual annual Chairman's Awards Gala on April 11 at the Pierre.
The event supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at the country's leading nonprofit theaters.
Broadway veteran and five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), who currently stars on Broadway in the comedy Fully Committed, was presented the Theatre Artist Award.
John R. Dutt, former vice president and chief litigation counsel for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. and Theatre Forward board member, will receive the Theatre Forward Leadership Award.
The evening will include an opening number by Kevin Duda (Beautiful — The Carole King Musical) and Jason Michael Snow (The Book of Mormon), as well as appearances by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews (Invisible Thread), with Benjamin Scheuer performing a number from his show The Lion. The event was emceed by Tony nominee John Cariani.
The gala supports new work at Theatre Forward's founding theaters. Theatre Forward was formerly known as National Corporate Theatre Fund.