Annual Gala

Actress & Activist Uta Hagen at 100 Gala

Bold | Brave | Brilliant
Celebrating the legacy of one of the greatest women of American theater.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Tribeca Rooftop


Gala Honorees

To mark Uta Hagen’s centennial year in 2019, we are producing Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100, an ambitious series of programs, classes, and events focusing on her life, her work, and her legacy. Centennial activities will take place at HB’s home on Bank Street, as well as throughout New York City, culminating in a Gala Tribute at Tribeca Rooftop on June 10, 2019. To help us share and lead the celebration, we are gathering a Centennial Committee of renowned artists and industry leaders, including friends, teachers and colleagues of Hagen and HB.

About the honorees:

Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress whose body of work continues to impact American entertainment and culture. She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the Peabody, a Golden Globe, a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In November 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest honor a civilian can receive—by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony. She is the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was founded by her father, Danny Thomas. In 2014, in recognition of her commitment to the hospital, St. Jude christened its newest building The Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. Ms. Thomas lives in New York with her husband, talk-show pioneer Phil Donahue.

John David Washington is an actor and producer, best known for Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (2018), Monsters and Men (2018), and HBO’s hit-series Ballers (2015). He received multiple nominations for his portrayal of Ron Stallworth, the lead in BlacKkKlansman, during this year’s awards season including a Best Actor nomination for both a Golden Globe and SAG Award. He most recently starred in Monsters and Men directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, and received a nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Male for his performance. He can also be seen in the Anthony Mandler helmed Monster, which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, starring Jeffrey Wright, ASAP Rocky, & Jennifer Hudson. Prior to acting, John David spent six years playing professional football.

Alexander Bernstein is Leonard Bernstein’s second child. He is president of Artful Learning, Inc., and founding chairman of The Leonard Bernstein Center For Learning. Prior to his full-time participation in the center, Bernstein taught for five years at the Packer-Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, first as a second grade teacher, then as a teacher of drama for the middle school. He has studied acting, performed professionally, and worked as a production associate at the ABC News Documentary Unit. Bernstein holds a Master’s degree in English education from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.



We look forward to celebrating with you in June!
Jessica Douieb and David C. Rich HB Gala Co-Chairs


Alexander Bernstein, Katie Finneran, Amanda Peet, and David Hyde Pierce


F. Murray Abraham, Pablo Andrade, Barbara Barrie, Eric Bentley, Mark Blum, Jim Boerlin, Stephen Bogardus, Ted Brunetti, Robert Callely, William Carden, Stockard Channing, Katharine Cullison, Hope Davis, David Deblinger, Leonardo Dodge-Nam, Jesse Feiler, Leticia Thyra Ferrer, Maria Fontanals, Helen Gallagher, Peter Gallagher, Victor Garber, Carol Goodheart, Amanda Green, Samuel Groom, George Heslin, Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Barbara Hogenson, Rasa Allan Kazlas, Christine Lahti, Marlene Mancini, Marion McCorry, Paul McCrane, Elizabeth McGovern, Rosemary McNamara, Penelope Ann Miller, Edward Morehouse, Vincent Pastore, Cecilia Peck-Voll, Austin Pendleton, Harold Prince, Paul Pryce, Jophi Ries, Laila Robins, Carol Rosenfeld, David Saint, Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Lorraine Serabian, David Maurice Sharp, Gus Solomons jr, Trudy Steibl, Teresa Teuscher, Joyce Van Patten, Emma Walton Hamilton, Tony Walton, and Kelly Wolf

More information about centennial events can be found by visiting the Uta Hagen at 100

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