Marvin Leffler, CEO of Town Hall, has done a spectacular job of revitalizing this venerable venue for music performances and education programs for school children. Each year Town Hall recognizes outstanding artists and philanthropists for their contributions to the arts. There are also graduate music students who play or sing during the ceremony, underscoring the contributions of the next generation.
In recognition of her contributions to the arts, Merryl Tisch, chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents was recently awarded the Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award at the Town Hall 89th Anniversary Celebration. She has served on the Board of Regents since 2001. She became a teacher in 1977 and has since dedicated her career to education, community service and philanthropy.
Also receiving an award at the event was Elaine Stritch, a multi-talented actress who is currently starring in the Broadway revival of “A Little Night Music.” She has been in show business for over 40 years. She received a Tony award for her role in “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” in 2004 and an Emmy award for her role in “30 Rock” in 2007. Stritch continues to entertain New Yorkers on film and Broadway. #