Annual HB Studio Gala

2020 Gala


Join us on November 11, 2020!

During these unprecedented times, HB Studio has taken drastic steps to continue to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our artistic community. Despite the physical distance between us, we strive to remain connected and to remind you that HB will always be here for each of you. We have been for the past 75 years, and we hope to be for the next 75, as well.

As artists, we have always connected with one another through our work. In times like these, creativity and community can sustain us. Our new suite of online classes and events will continue to provide inspiration and connection for our community of artists,  and welcome new audiences and exciting possibilities for us. We have also compiled a list of emergency resources for artists which is constantly being updated by HB staff as new information becomes available.

HB Studio will adhere to NYC mandates and best practices as we join with our fellow New Yorkers in a community-wide effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. With so much still uncertain, we have postponed our 75th Anniversary celebration, the HB DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA, originally slated for Monday, June 8th.

The actions we take now to protect the most vulnerable among us and safeguard one another’s health and safety are primary. Looking to the future in solidarity and with hope, we look forward to gathering with you to celebrate the HB DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA on November 11, 2020 at Tribeca Rooftop. Let’s set our sights on a joyful gathering in the fall that will bring us all together again! We will be sending out more details over the summer.

Please visit us in cyberspace and let us know how you are doing. We look forward to the time when we will see you again in-person!

With warm regards and care,

Edith Meeks
Executive & Artistic Director
On behalf of the HB Board of Directors & HB Diamond Jubilee Gala Co-Chairs

2019 Gala

Celebrating the legacy of one of the greatest women of American theater.
Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 marks the centennial of the iconic American actor-teacher Uta Hagen’s birth in June 1919. Throughout the year, HB Studio honored Miss Hagen’s legacy through a series of special activities, classes, workshops, and public events. Activities took place at HB Studio — the working home where Uta Hagen honed her methods and mentored 7 generations of artists and teachers. The commemoration culminated in an HB Studio Gala celebration on June 10, Actress + Activist: Uta Hagen at 100.

Gala Photo Credits: Photos used with permission by Christopher Pernst and Paige Russo.



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

All donations support HB Studio’s World-Renowned Training, Practice,
and Development Programs for Aspiring and Professional Theater Artists.

Headshots of HB Alumni including George Segal, Dael orlandersmith, Amanda Peet, Daniel Stern, Anne Bancroft, Kevin Sussman, John Leguizamo, Whoopi Goldberg, Leonardo Nam, Liza Minnelli, Drea de Matteo, and Bill Hickey