PHOTO CALL: Holland Taylor, Hugh Panaro, Lillias White and Annaleigh Ashford at the 5th Annual Broadway Salutes Celebration
By Matthew Blank
The fifth annual Broadway Salutes celebration, featuring Tony winner Lillias White, Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford and Hugh Panaro, was held Sept. 24.
Emmy winner and Tony nominee Holland Taylor hosted the event, presented by the Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds.
Directed by Marc Bruni (Old Jews Telling Jokes), the public celebration honoring members of the industry recognizes theatre professionals for having worked 25, 35 and 50 years in their respective crafts.
The organization honors a wide range of theatre professionals — including stagehands, actors, producers, managers, theatre owners, press agents, ushers, agents, make-up artists, dressers, designers, directors, choreographers, musicians, casting agents and more — who have dedicated their careers to the Broadway industry.
"Broadway Salutes is an occasion for our community to acknowledge the hundreds of people who work on Broadway, behind the scenes and on stage," Broadway Salutes co-chairperson Carl Mulert said in a previous statement. "On this day, the artists as well as the crafts people and technicians, artist representatives and a myriad of other persons who are never seen by the audience will be honored for their remarkable talent. The dedication of these hard working individuals supports the industry that brings in billions of dollars to New York City annually and provides countless hours of enjoyment for New Yorkers and tourists alike."
The Broadway League, founded in 1930, is the national trade association for the Broadway industry. The members of the Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have labor contracts or work for or with the Broadway League.
More information can be found by visiting broadwaysalutes.com.
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