As many of you are aware, my marvelous hubby, T, is the Founder and Artistic Director of an amazing non-profit organization, Our Time Theatre Company, an artistic home for young people who stutter. Well, every Spring we hold a big fancy gala to celebrate the company's wonderful work, raise funds for the upcoming year, and pay tribute to an inspirational individual. It is always a fun and moving night with enough glitz and glam to sparkle us right through to the next one. (Click here to see my post about last year's gala with lots of entertaining photos).
I am thrilled to announce that this year's event will be our most fun, exciting and sparkly one yet. Our Honoree is world renowned photographer (and person who stutters) Howard L. Bingham. Mr. Bingham's distinguished career highlights include documenting the career of his best friend Muhammad Ali through more than a million photographs. He also has worked closely with Bill Cosby over the years, developing a close friendship with the Cosby family and becoming the family's photographer.
So, here are some of the people we have assembled to fete this outstandingly accomplished man on April 13, 2009...
Muhammad and Lonnie Ali
Bill Cosby and Camille Cosby
Scott M. Delman
Kathleen A. and Dr. Joseph F. Popovich
Lauren Ambrose, Talia Balsam, David Alan Basche, Tevin Campbell, Michael Cerveris, Maddie Corman, Nadia Dajani, Ned Eisenberg, Dominic Fumusa, Lauren Graham, Kate Jennings Grant, Kathryn Grody, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Hermann, Gregory Allen Howard, Adriane Lenox, Ilana Levine, Tiffany McElroy, Mathew Modine, Kelli O'Hara, John Oliver, Rosie Perez, Alysia Reiner, Ron Rifkin, Alice Ripley, Ken Roberson, Ramon Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Amy Ryan, Peter Sarsgaard, Ed Sherin, John Slattery, Fisher Stevens, Mary Testa, Callie Thorne, Bill Withers, Jeffrey Wright, cast members from Spring Awakening, and the youth of Our Time.
What a fun bunch, right? I mean, one of my breatfeeding-celebrity heroines, Maggie Gyllenhaal will be there, people! I'm already obsessing over what I should wear (will it be possible to find a nursing-friendly, belly-accentuating maternity cocktail dress? Four months pregnant, will I be capable of slinging the Kiddo while rocking high heels? I'm hopeful...)