15th Monte Cristo Award

Honoring Nathan Lane 

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. He starred alongside O’Neill Trustee Brian Dennehy as Larry Slade in the revival of the Eugene O'Neill play The Iceman Cometh at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2012, and reprised his role as Hickey in Robert Falls’ production of The Iceman Cometh at Brooklyn Academy of Music February 5th – March 15th, 2015.

Lane made his Broadway debut opposite George C. Scott in Present Laughter, followed by MerlinThe Wind In The WillowsSome Americans AbroadOn Borrowed TimeGuys And Dolls, Laughter On The 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion!A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumThe Man Who Came To DinnerThe ProducersThe FrogsThe Odd CoupleButleyNovemberWaiting For GodotThe Addams FamilyThe Nance, and It’s Only A Play. On television, Lane most recently held recurring roles on “The Good Wife” and “Modern Family.” Lane has appeared in over 35 films including “The Birdcage,” “Ironweed,” “Frankie and Johnny,” “Mousehunt,” “Jeffrey,” “The Lion King,” “Stuart Little,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” “The Producers,” “Swing Vote,” “Mirror, Mirror,” and “The English Teacher.”

Inducted in the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2008, Mr. Lane has been honored for his work on stage and screen, including two Tonys, five Drama Desk Awards, two Obies, an Oliver Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globe Nominations, and two Emmy Awards.

Monday, April 13 @ 6:30

Edison Ballroom, NYC 

About the Monte Cristo Award: 


The Monte Cristo Award honors a theater artist who exemplifies Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, excellence, and accomplishment.” A groundbreaking playwright and the only American dramatist to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Eugene O’Neill set his masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night at his childhood home, the Monte Cristo Cottage, in New London, CT. Past Monte Cristo Award recipients include Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer, Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey, Hal Prince, James Earl Jones, and Wendy Wasserstein.

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