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New Dramatists Honors Nathan Lane, Bryan Cranston, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and More

The gala took place on May 14.

New Dramatists honored three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane with its 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute on Tuesday, May 14, at the New York Marriott Marquis.

"Nathan Lane has built a career that is, by all standards, one of the great actor success stories in our industry," said Emily Morse, artistic director of New Dramatists. "His memorable performances on stage and screen are rooted in story-telling while demonstrating a dazzling sense of showmanship. He's a giant; a true man of the theater, and we are thrilled to celebrate his tremendous talent and achievements in a year when he's also performing in a new play by one of our venerable and beloved alumni."


Lane can currently be seen in Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, a new comedy by New Dramatists alumnus, Taylor Mac, directed by George C. Wolfe, a New Dramatists board member. He recently appeared as Roy Cohn in the Broadway revival of Angels in America (Tony Award), as well as in the National Theater production in London.

He previously appeared on Broadway in the 2016 revival of The Front Page (Tony nomination), It's Only a Play, The Nance (Tony nomination), The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, November, Butley, The Odd Couple, The Frogs, The Producers (Tony Award), The Man Who Came to Dinner, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony Award), Love! Valour! Compassion!, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination), On Borrowed Time, Some Americans Abroad, Wind in the Willows, Merlin, and Present Laughter. Additionally, he starred as Hickey in the 2015 BAM revival of The Iceman Cometh.


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