Leslie Uggams is one of several stars slated to perform in honor of Brian Stokes Mitchell at the 66th Annual New Dramatists Spring Luncheon on Thursday, May 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis. Uggams co-starred with “Stokes” in August Wilson’s Tony nominated King Hedley II.
New Dramatists, a Tony Honor recipient and the nation’s premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Mitchell with its 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award. Mitchell is a Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund.
Other performers scheduled to participate are Nicolette Robinson, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Stephanie D’Abruzzo. Event chairs are Roger Berlind, Bob Boyett and Philip J. Smith.
The luncheon begins with a champagne reception at 11:15 a.m. and ends promptly at 2:30 p.m. The New York Marriott Marquis is located at 1535 Broadway, between 45th and 46th Streets. Tickets are $300 (a portion of which is tax-deductible) and are available online at newdramatists.org/luncheon or by calling the New Dramatists Director of Development Christie Brown at 212-757-6960 ext. 5468.