A few months ago I had the distinct pleasure of working with The Drama League again at their annual Gala, also a night in honor of the Broadway star and immense talent, Bernadette Peters. This year’s Gala was also especially monumental, as it was the Drama League Centennial Gala, a huge achievement to mark in the world of non-profits, which is one of the reasons I love to help support them.
As always, it was a night of lights and music, grand choruses and many smiles, a true testament to the life and vibrancy that can only come from live theatre. Not only did the likes of Michael Douglas, Joey Grey, and Gloria Estefan came out to support Ms. Peters lifetime of achievements, but the fabulously gifted (and one of my personal favorites) Annaleigh Ashford also sang with an adorable pup in tow; what more could you ask of a show?!
It was without a doubt a moving night for Ms. Peters, who may have shed a tear or two while giving her thanks at the end of the evening. Many words of praise were said that night for her, and every one was without a doubt deserved. Congratulations Bernadette, and thanks for the worlds you brought to life, both on stage and on screen.