Rita Moreno to Host Berkeley Repertory Theatre's ONSTAGE Gala
The evening will feature a gourmet dinner prepared by Mark Richardson, wines and spirits, and bidding led by Fritz Hatton on getaways and culinary adventures.
The honorary committee for the event includes Gerson and Barbara Bakar, Rena Bransten, Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson and Maria Carson, Narsai and Venus David, State Senator Loni Hancock and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, Daniel Handler and Lisa Brown, Doug Housley, David Henry Hwang, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, Michael Mayer, Mandy Patinkin, State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, Garen and Shari Staglin, and Michael Tilson Thomas and Joshua Robison.
Moreno won an Academy Award for West Side Story and received a Tony Award for her performance in The Ritz. She has also won two Emmys for her work on The Muppet Show and The Rockford Files. Her performance on The Electric Company Album earned her the Grammy Award in 1972.