Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce (Curtains, Spamalot) will host the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s Mr. Abbott Awards gala on March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Française.
Tony Award winner James Lapine will also present a special “Mr. Abbott” Award to Victoria Traube. Jerry Mitchell will direct the evening featuring premiere choreography works of SDC Members Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly, Kitty McNamee, Jenn Rose, and Katie Spelman. Concord Theatricals and The Shubert Organization, Inc. serve as lead sponsors.
“I am honored to host the ‘Mr. Abbott’ Award, to pay homage to Victoria Traube and the great work she continues to champion, to pay tribute to the legendary Agnes de Mille, one of SDC’s pioneering founders, and to help kick off SDC’s 60th Anniversary celebration,” states Pierce.