The Acting Company


  • Metropolitan Club

October 17

The Acting Company FALL GALA
Earl D. Weiner, Chairman of the Board
Tim Saunders & Christopher Shyer, Event Chairs
Dana Ivey, Honorary Chair
Angela Pierce, Alumni Chair


with the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award 
presented by the Honorable Thomas H. Kean, former Governor of State of New Jersey
with the John Houseman Award
presented by Richard Thomas

Monday, October 17, 2016 at The Metropolitan Club
Entertainment – Dinner – Dancing 

The SILENT AUCTION and the LIVE AUCTION were successful! Thanks to everyone who contributed to The Acting Company GALA!

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J. Barclay Collins was presented with the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award for his philanthropic leadership. Barclay has been a life-long committed volunteer leader in healthcare, education, the arts, environmentalism and historic preservation fields. He is the chairman of the board of trustees of both the United Hospital Fund of New York and the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, and trustee for the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation, New York Botanical Garden, Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Barclay has also served on The Acting Company’s Board of Directors for many years, including as Chairman of our Development Committee.  Previous Warburg Award recipients include Harry Belafonte, Barbara Fleischman, and the Honorable Thomas Kean.

Mark Lamos was presented with the John Houseman Award for his outstanding commitment to developing and employing generations of the finest classical actors. A regular director with The Acting Company (The Gilded Age, Love’s Fire), Mark has had a distinguished career directing on and off Broadway, and at the country’s leading regional theaters. He spent 16 seasons as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage, for which he accepted the Tony Award in 1989. He has served as Artistic Director of the Westport Country Playhouse since 2009. Mark has given many young actors their start and has continually employed Acting Company alumni in his visually brilliant and poetically rich productions.  The John Houseman Award has been presented to James Bundy, James Earl Jones, Bernard Gersten, Jack O’Brien, Joe Papp, Harold Prince, Marian Seldes, and Tony Randall among others.

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Playbill: Acting Company Honors Mark Lamos at Starry Gala
BlackTie Magazine: The Acting Company Honors Lamos and Collins
BroadwayWorld: The Acting Company Honors Lamos and Collins at Gala

Gala photos by Shevett Studios. Appearing in photos: Chairman of the Board Earl D. Weiner, Event Chairs Tim Saunders and Christopher Shyer, Honorary Chair Dana Ivey, Alumni Chair Angela Pierce, Host Stephen DeRosa, Honorees Mark Lamos and J. Barclay Collins, Presenters Richard Thomas and The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Entertainer Liz Callaway, President of the Board Edgar Lansbury with Louise Peabody, Founder Margot Harley, Artistic Director Ian Belknap, as well as Karen Ziemba, Jerry Jones, Jack O'Brien, Patricia Conolly.

October 17, 2016 at 
The Metropolitan Club