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Honoring Nathan Lane: Inside The New Dramatist Luncheon: Part 2 Inside

Honoring Nathan Lane: Inside The New Dramatist Luncheon: Part 2 Inside
Nathan Lane photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

I kept wanting to sing “I Am In The Room Where it Happens” at the 70th Annual Spring Luncheon Tribute at the New York Marriott Marquis. 

Jack O’Brien and Nathan Lane photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Here some of the best of Broadway broke bread to honor Nathan Lane.

photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

This star studded room was seated at tables as Nathan Lane was honored and bestowed with accolades, as Jim Dale read the roster of those who was there.

Taylor Mac photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Taylor Mac spoke prolifically as did George C. Wolfe and others.

George C. Wolfe photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Nathan Lane, Brooks Ashmanskas photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The hysterical Brooks Ashmanskas sang a parody of songs, put together by Chad Beguelin, with an appearance by Angie Schworer, reprising her role from The Producers.

Nathan Lane gave a moving speech, which we captured. Sorry for the quality of the video’s as we were too far away, but this was just too good to pass up.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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