Last night the Broadway Beacon Awards were held at the JW Marriott Essex House off Central Park.
The annual event, was put on by Inside Broadway and Michael Presser.
and hosted by Fox 5 entertainment reporter Baruch Shemtov.
The evening’s honorees were Chita Rivera (the inaugural lifetime achievement award, presented by Steven & Maureen Van Zandt)
Beowulf Boritt (presented by William Ivey Long)
Al Roker (presented by his wife, Deborah Roberts)
and Patricia White (presented by Matthew D. Loeb).
Special performances included selections from King Kong as well as students from J.H.S. 278K Marine Park performing a medley in tribute to Chita Rivera.
This event raises money for events to send children to Summer Stock Jr.
Inside Broadway is a non-profit theater company that brings the magic, pageantry and profession of Broadway to students throughout New York.