EVENT HOSTED BY SASHA HUTCHINGS; CO-CHAIRS REBECCA MILLER, KATE CAPSHAW & STEVEN SPIELBERG, SANDI FARKAS, JANINE & MICHAEL SMITH
(New York, NY – October 20, 2020) — Arthur Miller Foundation’s annual Arthur Miller Foundation Honors celebrating the power of public school arts education will be hosted by Hamilton Original Broadway cast member and AMF Master Artist Council member, Sasha Hutchings, who is co-producing alongside Arthur Miller Foundation Executive Director, Jaime Hastings. Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg have signed on as event Co-Chairs alongside Rebecca Miller, Sandi Farkas, Janine & Michael Smith. Presented by Broadway.com and directed by Paul Wontorek, this year’s third annual gala celebration is set to stream virtually on November 16, 2020. This year, the foundation will honor Tony Award nominee Dominique Morisseau with the Arthur Miller Foundation Legacy Award. The Foundation will also recognize exceptional NYC public school theater teacher Lisanne Shaffer with the Arthur Miller Foundation Excellence in Arts Education Award.
The celebration will raise funds for the Foundation’s theater education programs, featuring notable talent from film, television, and Broadway. This year’s virtual gala will include performances by several cast members of the Broadway cultural phenomenon, Hamilton alongside their spouses and friends. HamiltonOriginal Broadway Cast member and Tony and Grammy Award Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. will be joined by fellow Broadway star and wife Nicolette Robinson (Broadway: Waitress; Showtime: The Affair). Tony Award Nominee and Hamilton Original Broadway Cast member Phillipa Soo will perform with fellow Broadway star and husband Steven Pasquale(The Bridges of Madison County Original Broadway Cast; Drama Desk and Drama League Nominee). Javier Muñoz(Hamilton, In the Heights) will be featured alongside friend and castmate Mandy Gonzalez(In the Heights Original Broadway Cast) starring in the current Broadway cast of Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler. The evening will include a special appearance by Chiké Okonkwo (BET: Being Mary Jane; Upcoming NBC: La Brea) and performances by New York City public school students impacted by the program, to honor their theater teacher. Additional performers and appearances to be announced at a later date.