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Nathan Lane to Be Honored at New Dramatists 70th Spring Luncheon

The event will be held on May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

Nathan Lane will be honored at New Dramatists' 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute.
(© David Gordon)

New Dramatists announced today that it will honor 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.

Each year, New Dramatists salutes individuals who have made an outstanding artistic contribution to the theater community. Past luncheon honorees include Denzel Washington, Stephen Sondheim, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Susan Stroman, Meryl Streep, and many others.

"Nathan Lane has built a career that is, by all standards, one of the great actor success stories in our industry," says 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 will next be seen on Broadway 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 most 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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