Last night at the Edison Ballroom honored two Broadway Theatre legends who untiringly still give to the community and especially the Vineyard Theatre. Kathleen Chalfant, was a Board member who took over as President besides continuing her work on the stage. Sam Rudy, has been the publicist to the Vineyard for 25 years besides representing the show that is the hardest ticket on Broadway to acquire… Hamilton.
Hosting the night were Ryan Spahn and Michael Urie. Performing were Bruce Vilanch and Julie Halston whose comedy set the room to laughter. As Bill Irwin (“Me, Myself and I”); Veanne Cox (“Commerce and Art”); Ann Harada and Anika Larsen (“The More You Ruv Someone”); Rebecca Naomi Jones (“Come Down Now”); Santino Fontana (“Sam’s Song – The Happy Tune”); Molly Ringwald (I”ll Be Seeing You”); The Nields (“Easy People”); Gabriella Pizzola (“Ring of Keys”) and Jared Loftin, Bonnie Milligan, Larry Owens, Ryann Redmond, Max Wilsox (“Feels a Little Bit Like Love”) entertained in song. Most of the material were from shows that were produced at the Vineyard and shows represented by Sam Rudy.
Other presenters included Sally Field, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mercedes Ruehl, producer Robyn Goodman, David Esbjornson, Ellen McLaughlin, Stephen Spinella, Maura Tierney and Douglas Aibel.