New York Stage and Film’s Winter Gala, honoring Tina Fey and Audible, Inc. founder and CEO Don Katz, will be held December 5 at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.
“To say we are thrilled by this year’s gala honorees is an absolute understatement,” said Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer in a statement. “Tina is a leading voice in American comedy, from her film and television work, to her upcoming Broadway debut with the Mean Girls musical. And we are so excited to honor Don, who has been a pioneer in the world of audio entertainment, and is currently providing vital support for playwrights through Audible’s recent expansion into the theater world.”
The evening includes cocktails, an auction, dinner, and entertainment from special guests in honor of Fey and Katz.
Fey is best known as Liz Lemon on her Emmy Award-winning comedy series 30 Rock. She also spent nine seasons as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live. The musical version of her Mean Girls film, written with husband Jeff Richmond, will arrive on Broadway next year.
Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc., the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment.
Past gala honorees include Annette Bening, David Rockwell, Bill Pullman, Michael Mayer, Rick Miramontez, Stanley Tucci, Laura Linney, Christopher Plummer, Julianna Margulies, Steve Martin, Jordan Roth, John Patrick Shanley, Jon Robin Baitz, Aaron Sorkin, David Strathairn, Dana Delany, Tony Shalhoub, Marc Platt, Donald Holder, and Peter Gallagher. New York Stage and Film is a non-profit company dedicated to “both emerging and established artists in the development and production of theater and film.”
Proceeds from the evening will benefit New York Stage and Film’s support of artists from around the country in the development and production of original work for theatre and film.
For more information, visit NewYorkStageAndFilm.org.