The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center will honour John Logan at the 19th Annual Monte Cristo Awards.
The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater artist each year in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence.” Past recipients of the Award include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judith Light, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Harold Prince, and George C. Wolfe.
The O’Neill is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the American theater. Founded in 1964, and named in honor of Eugene O’Neill, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and America’s only playwright to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Launchpad of the American theater, the O’Neill has been home to more than 1,000 new works for the stage and thousands more emerging artists. Scores of projects developed at the O’Neill have gone on to full production at theaters around the world. O’Neill programs include the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Critics Institute, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, and National Theater Institute – which offers six credit-earning undergraduate training programs. In addition, the O’Neill owns and operates the Monte Cristo Cottage as a museum open to the public. The O’Neill is the recipient of two Tony Awards and National Medal of Arts.
Expected guests include Michael Douglas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judith Light, Michael Grandage, Aaron Tveit, Kate Baldwin, Cian McCarthy, Kyle McArthur, Reed Birney, Heidi Blickenstaff, Hunter Bell, Michael Berresse, Jeff Bowen, Alexander Gemignani, and Preston Whiteway (Executive Director of the O’Neill) and more.
WHEN: Monday, April 22nd
WHERE: The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
New York, New York