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Roundabout Theatre Company to Honor Four-Time Tony Winner Frank Langella

Langella will receive The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Frank Langella with his 2016 Tony Award for The Father.
(© David Gordon)

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that its 2017 Spring Gala will honor four-time Tony-winning stage and film actor Frank Langella (The Father). Langella will receive The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre at the February 27 event, which will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria.

The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theater world.

In addition to the presentation of the award, Roundabout's spring gala will include dinner and a live auction, followed by an all‐star musical performance. All proceeds from the gala benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's New Play Initiative and Education programs.

This year, Langella received his fourth Tony Award, his sixth Drama Desk Award, and his fourth Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in The Father on Broadway. He also received an Academy Award nomination for playing the role of Richard Nixon in Ron Howard's film Frost/Nixon, a role he originated onstage to award-winning effect. On screen he was recently seen in the television movie adaptation of Broadway's All the Way and the series The Americans. Langella has appeared in many Roundabout productions, including Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Strindberg's The Father, Cyrano de Bergerac, and The Tempest.