Sigourney Weaver to Host Lincoln Center's Awards for Emerging Artists
Tony-nominated actors Danny Burstein and Laura Osnes will perform at the awards ceremony.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents from across the artistic community. The group will be celebrated with an awards program and dinner in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse on March 1 at 7pm.
The 2017 winners are the Calidore String Quartet (Chamber Music Society); filmmaker Dustin Guy Defa (Film Society of Lincoln Center); soprano Kiera Duffy (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts); dancer Joseph Gordon (New York City Ballet); violinist and concertmaster Frank Huang (New York Philharmonic); violinist Paul Huang (The Juilliard School); playwright Michael R. Jackson (Lincoln Center Theater); saxophonist Julian Lee (Jazz at Lincoln Center); singer-songwriter-actress Grace McLean (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts); baritone Yunpeng Wang (The Metropolitan Opera); director, producer, and performer Ben West (The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts); and dancer Andres Zuniga (School of American Ballet).
Two-time Golden Globe winner and Oscar and Tony nominee Sigourney Weaver will host the awards presentation, which will include live and taped performances by the recipients, as well as appearances from Katherine Brown (New York City Ballet), six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof), two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand), and Tony nominee Desmond Richardson (After Midnight).