American Theatre Honors Actress Cicely Tyson ! Celebrating Stage And Honor Of The Tony Winning Actress
|American Theatre Honors Actress Cicely Tyson ! |
Celebrating Stage And Honor Of The Tony Winning Actress
|(L) Cicelt Tyson , LaTanya Richardson Jackson, |
Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee(R)
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to honor her at this year’s Gala."
Those paying tribute to the legendary actress included Danielle Brooks, Cynthia Erivo, Adriane Lenox, and Saycon Sengbloh
Honorary co-chairs for the event included Alfre Woodard, Pauletta and Denzel Washington, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee with the director telling reporters, "Cicely's a treasure."
|Ms. Cicely Tyson At American Theatre|
After a 30-year hiatus from the New York stage, Tyson portrayed Carrie Watts in Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, for which she received rave reviews and the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Tyson may be best known for her double Emmy Award-winning performance as Jane in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (Best Lead Actress in a Drama as well as an unprecedented Special Emmy for Actress of the Year).
She garnered an Academy Award nomination for Sounder and received her third Emmy Award for Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.