Drama League Honors Bernadette Peters

September 8, 2015 / Our Centennial Gala Honoree


As we embark on a landmark year of celebration commemorating 100 years of service to the American theater, we are thrilled to announce that our Centennial Honoree is Golden Globe and three-time Tony Award winner and musical theater icon Bernadette Peters. The Drama League Centennial Gala is set for Monday evening, November 2, 2015 at The Plaza in New York City.

This once-in-a-century black-tie gala will include a fully-staged musical tribute drawn from Ms. Peters’ career in theater, television, music and film. Featuring acclaimed performers from Broadway, the West End, and Hollywood, 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.

“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,” noted 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.”

National Life Group is the proud Centennial Season Sponsor of The Drama League, and will host a VIP pre-event Champagne Toast for Ms. Peters at The Plaza.

The Drama League Centennial Gala Sponsors include Delta Air Lines, the Official Airline of The Drama League; M.A.C. Cosmetics, the Official Makeup Partner of The Drama League; Starbright Floral Design, the Official Florist of The Drama League; and The Plaza.

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