Congratulations to instrumentalist and composer Lucia Hwong Gordon who will be honored with a Women of Achievement Award from the Women’s Project during the 24th annual Women of Achievement Awards tonight at the Pierre Hotel in New York. Other recipients include Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons, who currently stars in the Broadway production of August: Osage County, O Magazine editor-in-chief Susan K. Reed and American Express OPEN president Susan Sobbott.
Presenters for the ceremony include Parsons’ “Bonnie and Clyde” director Arthur Penn, Tony winner B.D. Wong, Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones and Count Me In president, founder and CEO Nell Merlino. Diana Williams serves as master of ceremonies.
Past recipients of Women’s Project’s Women of Achievement Awards include Toni Morrison, Beverly Sills, Diane Sawyer, Gloria Steinem, Donna Karan, Susan Sarandon, Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, Katie Couric, Lauren Bacall, Maya Angelou, Judy Dench, Joan Didion, Eveyln Lauder, Whoopi Goldberg, Twyla Tharp, Bobbi Brown, Susan Lucci, Eve Ensler and Kerry Washington. The Shubert Organization’s Gerald Schoenfeld was the first and only male recipient of the award.
Founded in 1978 by Julia Miles, the Women’s Project is the oldest and largest theatre company in America devoted to theatrical works created by women.
Rome Neal in Laurence Holder’s Monk at the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York
Mia Katigbak and Eduardo Machado Star in the NAATCO Revival of Tennesee Williams Outcry
Peter Jay Fernandez and Laura Heisler Star in Too Much Memory
Jarlath Conroy in The Seagull