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Red Bull Theater cordially invites you to join us for this intimate soirée featuring craft cocktails, fine wines, scrumptious bites, entertaining diversions, and the presentation of the Matador Award for Achievement in Classical Theater to the illustrious, iconic André De Shields

GALA BENEFIT

MONDAY, JUNE  13, 2022

6:00PM-8:00 PM

THE BOWERY HOTEL

New York, New York

It’s a time to be together!

 

Mix and mingle with a bevy of special guests including Arnie Burton, Bill Camp, Michael Cerveris, Robert Cuccioli​Tovah Feldshuh, Chukwudi Iwuji, Elizabeth Marvel, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jack O'Brien and Stephen Spinella on an expansive outdoor terrace, and cozy up with friends–old and new–in the elegantly rustic ambiance of the Bowery Hotel.

The evening will include performances by Jennifer SánchezMary Testa, and Charlayne Woodard.

By attending, you'll be helping to make Red Bull Theater possible. But whether or not you can attend, your gala contribution will support all of our programs–online and in-person–especially the continuation of our return to creating Off-Broadway productions of great plays that stand the test of time. Thank you.

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Matador Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Classical Theater

ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS

At the age of 73, André was awarded the Tony Award for his performance in Hadestown. His illustrious career has spanned a half-century. After getting his start as the eponymous The Wiz in 1975, he has continued to distinguish himself as an actor, director, and educator. He received Tony nominations for the musicals Play On! and The Full Monty. He has received praise for his classical work, including King Lear at Classical Theater of Harlem and Red Bull’s own The Witch of Edmonton.

Photos by Lia Chang

SPECIAL APPEARANCES

HONORARY COMMITTEE & SPECIAL GUESTS

F. Murray Abraham

Arnie Burton

Kate Burton

Kathleen Chalfant

Grantham Coleman

Robert Cuccioli

Paige Davis

Dana Ivey

Judy Kuhn

Mark Linn-Baker

Richard Maltby Jr.

Ismenia Mendes

Kristine Nielsen

Junior Nyong’o

Jack O’Brien

Brad Oscar

Patrick Page

Ted Pappas

Estelle Parsons

Amelia Pedlow

Martha Plimpton

Everett Quinton

Olivia Reis

José Rivera

Laila Robins

Lily Santiago

Sir Patrick Stewart

Richard Thomas

John Douglas Thompson

Michael Urie

Marc Vietor

Nick Westrate

BENEFIT PLANNING COMMITTEE

Joanne Casey

Meg Fofonoff

Katherine Hood

Sally Huxley

James Killerlane III

Evangeline Morphos

Peter Rigby

RED BULL THEATRE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Jesse Berger

Jim Bredeson

Susan Doran

Meg Fofonoff

Joanne Casey

Joanna Cole

Katherine Hood

James Killerlane III

Bradley McCormick

Noah Millman

Evangeline Morphos

Howard Owens

Matthew Rauch

Clint Ramos

Peter Rigby

Rick Sordelet

Sarah Sosbe

John Yavroyan