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The Drama League’s 35th Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane

The Drama League’s 35th Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane

Last night was the Drama League’s 35th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring film, television, theater icon and three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane.

Nathan Lane

The black-tie evening also celebrated theater producer Fran Weissler for Visionary Leadership in American Theater.

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Nathan Lane, Mathew Broderick

Celebrating Nathan Lane’s career in theater, film and television, including this last season’s Broadway revival of Angels in America, the gala featured a one-night-only musical tribute in Mr. Lane’s honor hosted by Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

 Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

with appearances by stars of both stage and screen, including

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Mark Linn-Baker

Josh Charles

Cady Huffman,  Alex Newell

Ernie Sabella

Ernie Sabella

Ernie Sabella

Ernie Sabella

West Hyler ,Lyndi Hyler

West Hyler (Gala Director) and Lyndi Hyler

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Catalin Stelian-Shanks

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks (Executive Artistic Director) and Catalin Stelian-Shanks

Ellie Heyman, Hal Berman,Leah Lane

Ellie Heyman, Hal Berman and Leah Lane

Drama League Directors Project alum West Hyler served as director and co-writer of the gala program, with Laura Brandel as assistant director. The 35th Annual Benefit Gala was produced by Drama League Associate Producer Travis LeMont Ballenger with Gala Associate Producer Sean Gorski.

Alessandra Marconi ,Travis LaMont Ballenger

Alessandra Marconi and Travis LaMont Ballenger (Associate Producer)

Alessandra Marconi ,Travis LaMont Ballenger

Alessandra Marconi ,Travis LaMont Ballenger

The creative team included David Evans (music direction), Alessandra Marconi (choreography), Timothy Huang (additional lyrics), Melissa Spengler-Winner (production stage management), Nick Kolin (lighting design), Michael Tracey (sound design), Whitney Locher (costume design).

In attendance

Diane Paulus, Norm Lewis

Diane Paulus and Norm Lewis

Diane Paulus, Norm Lewis

Diane Paulus and Norm Lewis

Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus

Norm Lewis

Norm Lewis

Julie Klausner

Julie Klausner

Julie Klausner

Julie Klausner

Rita Gardner

Rita Gardner

Stephanie's Child

Stephanie’s Child

Stephanie's Child

Stephanie’s Child

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner

Billy Eichner

Jelani Alladin

Jelani Alladin

Jelani Alladin

Jelani Alladin

Stewart F. Lane,Bonnie Comley

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley

Stewart F. Lane,Bonnie Comley

Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley

Jamie deRoy

Jamie deRoy

Stan Ponte,Una Jackman

Stan Ponte and Una Jackman

Stan Ponte

Stan Ponte

Ellie Heyman, Leah Lane

Ellie Heyman and Leah Lane

Una Jackman, JoAnn Weisel

Una Jackman and JoAnn Weisel

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