This weekend’s New York Stage and Film winter gala will have a decided thirtysomething aura. In addition to the previously announced honorees (and real-life marrieds) Ken Olin and Patricia Wettig, their former co-star Timothy Busfield will be among the event’s directors.
Among the presenters and performers at the gala will be Jon Robin Baitz, John Gallagher Jr., Josh Radnor and Duncan Shiek. The fundraising event will also honor longtime New York Stage and Film artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer, who is stepping down from her post at the end of the 2019 summer season.
The event is set for Sunday, December 9 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. Also directing the evening’s tributes will be Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller and Tony Award winner Michael Mayer.
The gala is a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film’s year-round theater and film development initiatives. Other performances and appearances this year will include Santino Fontana, David Forman, Rob Hyman, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mozhan Marnò, Bonnie Milligan, Manu Narayan, JDee Roscioli, John Patrick Shanley and Obie Award winner Lucy Thurber.