Congratulations are in order!
The Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) announced that their 2016 Fall Benefit will honor East Hampton’s Nathan Lane.
Lane, who is perhaps best known for his hilarious, Tony-winning turn as Max Bialystok in Mel Brooks’s Broadway smash The Producers, has had a long and distinguished theater career that has included starring roles in six plays at MTC: Claptrap, The Lisbon Traviata, Bad Habits, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Mizlansky/Zilinsky or “Schmucks.” Lane served on MTC’s board of directors from 1994–1997.
In addition to his Tony for The Producers, Lane won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Recently, viewers saw Lane play criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
MTC’s Fall Benefit, which will take place on November 7, will include cocktails, dinner and a tribute to Lane.