American Theatre Wing Honors James Earl Jones

 

 

 

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James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart Jones & Dame Angela Lansbury

 

Photos by JK Clarke

 

The Plaza Hotel Ballroom was filled to capacity on Monday evening September 28th with theater and film royalty at The American Theatre Wing’s 2015 Gala honoring the legendary James Earl Jones for his outstanding work and invaluable contributions. Mr. Jones is a two-time  Tony Award Winner and two-time Obie Award Winner, crossing several generations and genres – from theater to film to television.

 

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Presenters and performers at the evening’s gala included Kelsey Grammer, Norm Lewis, Leslie Uggams, Patina Miller, Ruthie Ann Miles with a slew of celebrity guests – Samuel L. Jackson, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Kenny Leon, George Lucas, Boyd Gaines, Kenny Leon and a host of others.

It was a who’s who evening as Theater Pizzazz’s JK Clarke was front and center on the red carpet.

 

 

 

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William Ivey Long, James Earl Jones and Heather Hitchens

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Cecilia Hart Jones & Honoree James Earl Jones

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James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart Jones, Latanya Richardson & Samuel L. Jackson

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Cicely Tyson

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Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson

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Randi Zuckerberg

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Sydney Lucas

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Heather Hitchens, Latanya Richardson, Samuel L. Jackson, Melody Hobson, George Lucas, Cookie Johnson, Magic Johnson

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Lea DeLaria & Chelsea Fairless

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Kerry Butler

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Steven Boyer & Emily Boyer

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Anki Leeds (center), Cece Black (right)

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James Earl Jones

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James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart Jones, Angela Lansbury

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James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Cecilia Hart Jones

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Latanya Richardson & Samuel L. Jackson

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James Earl Jones

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Adam Kantor

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James Earl Jones & Dame Angela Lansbury

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James Earl Jones & Dame Angela Lansbury

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Samuel L. Jackson & George Lucas

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Heather Hitchens, Latanya Richardson, Samuel L. Jackson, Mellody Hobson, George Lucas, Cookie Johnson, Magic Johnson

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George Lucas

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Jeff Daniels & Kathleen Treado

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Katherine Shindle

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Joel Perez

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Laila Robins & Robert Cuccioli

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Ruthie Ann Miles & Jonathan Blumenstein

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Kenny Leons

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Norm Lewis

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Brandon Victor Dixon

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Christine Ebersole

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Marc Kudisch & Sarah Stiles (center)

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Patina Miller

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Sarah Stiles

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Samuel L. Jackson, Latanya Richardson, Cookie Johnson and Magic Johnson

 

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Heather Hitchens (2nd from right)

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