Tinseltown celebrated Broadway again this year in a very big way!
The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Party on June 8 was once again the place to be in LA on Broadway’s biggest night. The evening featured red carpet arrivals, cocktails, dinner and the live broadcast of the 2014 Tony Awards® from the beautiful new Guerin Pavilion/Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center. Thanks to our generous donors and sponsors, our online and silent auction and the evening’s special pledge led by Michele Lee and Roger Bart, the evening raised more than $300,000—our most successful party to date.
Our fantastic hosts Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis started the evening off with a flourish by leading our guests in a rousing version of “76 Trombones”, complete with a 28 piece marching band from the Palos Verdes High School’s Red Tag Regiment—all in honor of Broadway legend and this year’s Julie Harris Award winner Barbara Cook.
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo; Director’s Committee Sponsors Ralph Remington, Actors’ Equity Asssociation; and Illyanne Morden Kichaven, SAG-AFTRA; Host Committee Sponsors Anne Jeffreys; Scott Mauro, Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc.; David Rambo and Ted Heyck; Stephanie F. Troulman; Bonnie Tseng, CTBC Bank Corp. (U.S.A.); Martin Wiviott, The Nederlander Organization; and David Young, Writers Guild of America West as well as the evening’s many donors, supporters and hard-working volunteers that make the event so special every year. Special thanks to our Event Committee Chairs Jomarie Ward and John Holly, as well as this year’s writer, producer and director Luke Yankee. See you next year for another terrific night of celebrating our creative community! Photos: Nina Prommer.