We're happy to announce that 2017 Spring Gala will honor legendary four‐time Tony winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria.
Internationally renowned stage and screen actor Frank Langella will be honored for his unparalleled career spanning more than a half century. This year, Mr. Langella received his fourth Tony Award, his sixth Drama Desk Award, and his fourth Outer Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed performance in The Father on Broadway. He is, in fact, the only actor who has pulled off that same hat trick twice before with Fortune’s Fool in 2002 and Frost/Nixon in 2007. He also received an Academy Award nomination for revisiting the role of “Richard Nixon” in Ron Howard’s film. On screen he was most recently celebrated for his work in the film Youth in Oregon (Tribeca Film Festival), and the television series “All the Way” (HBO) and “The Americans” (FX). His New York Times bestselling memoir, Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, chronicling his myriad encounters with some of the past century’s most famous celebrities and cultural elite, was published by HarperCollins in 2012.
A longtime friend of Roundabout and star of many productions, Mr. Langella has appeared in the acclaimed stagings of Man and Boy, A Man for All Seasons, Strindberg’s The Father, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Tempest.
The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre is named after the late Jason Robards for his longstanding relationship with Roundabout and memorable body of stage work. It is given to those who have made an indelible impact on both Roundabout and the theatre world.
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