The 2017 Samuel French Awards

Last week, I enjoyed one of the greatest nights of my life. I received the 2017 Samuel French Award for Sustained Excellence in the American Theatre. It was a honor to share the stage with Dominique Morisseau, who was presented with the Award for Impact & Activism in the Theatre Community, and the songwriting team of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen, who received the Next Step Award which supports “a playwright, composer, or lyricist working toward the next step of their career."

The awards were given at a wild and crazy night of celebration at the Time Hotel in New York. It was terrific to have my family and friends there for such an exciting evening.

They even named a drink after me:


Emily Mann, Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre Center, presented the Award.


Thanks to all who made this evening so memorable, and to Samuel French for this award.