This video was made for last night's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR in honor of Huntington Artistic Director Nicholas Martin. Enjoy...
The video features comments and memories from Andrea Martin, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Noah Haidle, Cigdem Onat, Daniel Goldstein, Scott Ellis, Kate Burton, Maureen Anderman, Jerry Kissel, Brooks Ashmanskas, and Will Lebow.
Other highlights of the evening were host Olympia Dukakis, who gave new meaning to the words "Spotlight Spectacular" via her trademark vocal delivery, local actor Will Lebow performing a bit of Noel Coward, and She Loves Me cast members Kate Baldwin and Troy Britton Johnson giving us a preview of what we can look forward to in our upcoming production.
There was a little of the old and new - with incoming Artistic Director Peter Dubois introducing the above video clip, followed by a (typically short yet entertaining) speech by incoming Artist Emeritus Nicky Martin speaking with fondness about the Huntington and his true affection for "the people across the street in the theatre and shops" - our great team of talented production staff - "who don't get thanked nearly as often as they should". I'll second that emotion!
Trustee Carol Deane and her husband Disque were honored with The Wimberly Award (the Huntington's highest honor), for their outstanding support, contributions, and work on behalf of the Huntington.
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