Stars of Stage and Screen Will Come Out to Honor Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters | Playbill

News Stars of Stage and Screen Will Come Out to Honor Three-Time Tony Winner Bernadette Peters Performers have been announced for The Drama League's upcoming tribute to Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, the League's Centennial Honoree.

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Bernadette Peters Photo by Andrew Eccles

The Drama League Centennial Gala will be held Nov. 2 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City.

The lineup for the evening's one-of-a-kind musical tribute — inspired by Peters' career in theatre, film and television – will include hosts Michael Douglas and Gloria Estefan; a bevy of Peters’ male co-stars, including Joel Grey (George M!), Norm Lewis (A Bed A Chair), Tom Wopat (Annie Get Your Gun), Chip Zien (Into The Woods), John Dossett (Gypsy) and Ron Raines (Follies); plus Andrew Rannells, Debra Monk, Tammy Blanchard, Mara Davi and Jayne Houdyshell as well as a special tribute given by members of the original cast of Dames at Sea. Drama League Directors Project alumnus Joe Calarco directs. Roger Danforth and Trevor Tamashiro will produce.

“Since 1916, The Drama League has been honored to celebrate the career achievements of the great women of Broadway, including Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Jessica Tandy, Ethel Merman, Barbara Cook, Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, and many others,” stated Drama League executive director Gabriel Shanks. “To kick off our second century in this tradition, we could think of no one more perfect than Bernadette, who exemplifies the absolute best of what American musical theater can be. What a pleasure it is to gather her friends, co-stars and colleagues for an unforgettable night celebrating her many triumphs.”

Funds raised by The Drama League Centennial Gala Honoring Bernadette Peters will support The Drama League’s educational initiatives for promising young artists, including the award-winning Directors Project.

VIP and Ballroom seats are now available, with a limited number of seats open to the General Public. For more information, call (212) 244-9494 or visit the website at *

The Drama League of New York, since 1916, has been at the "forefront of the American Theatre community, providing talent, audiences, and prosperous support. It is one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations. Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs."

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