Wicked co-creator Winnie Holzman will be honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund’s 22nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party June 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Paying tribute to Tony nominee Holzman will be husband Paul Dooley (Disney’s Cars trilogy), Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why, My So-Called Life), and Jessica Marie Garcia (Netflix’s On My Block).
Criminal Minds star Kirsten Vangsness will host this year’s gala, which begins at 3:30 PM and includes “green carpet" arrivals, cocktail hour, gala dinner, live performances, a silent auction, and the West Coast’s exclusive live feed of the 2018 Tony Awards broadcast from New York City.
Holzman is the co-writer (with composer Stephen Schwartz) of Wicked—the two are currently at work on a film adaptation. She got her start writing for Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick’s acclaimed TV series thirtysomething. With their guidance, she created the series My So-Called Life, starring Claire Danes. She also worked on Herskovitz and Zwick’s series Once and Again, and with her daughter, Savannah Dooley, on the ABC Family Series Huge. Most recently she collaborated with Cameron Crowe on the Showtime series Roadies.
Past recipients of the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement include Julie Harris herself, Gwen Verdon, Lauren Bacall, Charles Durning, Jason Alexander, Carol Channing, Tyne Daly, Rita Moreno, Stockard Channing, James Earl Jones, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Herman, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hal Holbrook, Barbara Cook, and Betty Buckley.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.
Individual tickets are $300 (limit six per person) and tables of 10 start at $3,500. Tickets are currently on sale at ActorsFund.org.