Posted May 24, 2007
The Richard Seff Award
Mary Louise Wilson, David Margulies
Receive Equity's Richard Seff Awards
Executive Director John P. Connolly, David Margulies, Mary Louise Wilson
Mary Louise Wilson and David Margulies have been named to receive the annual Richard Seff Awards, presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation. The awards honor a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or Off-Broadway production. The prizes are $1,000 each plus a crystal trophy.
Mary Louise Wilson
Mary Louise Wilson, Edith Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS since it opened Off-Broadway in 2006, when she was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards and was honored by the Drama League for her performance. She received both an Obie and Drama Desk Award for FULL GALLOP, a play about the legendary Diana Vreeland, which she co-authored; was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Fraulein Schneider in the Broadway revival of CABARET, and also appeared on Broadway in SHOW BOAT; FOOLS; PRELUDE TO A KISS; ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE WOMEN and FLORA THE RED MENACE.
David Margulies, Richard Seff, Mary Louise Wilson
David Margulies was recognized for his performances as Raymond in ALL THAT I WILL EVER BE at The New York Theater Workshop and as Rabbi Stephen Wise in THE ACCOMPLICES, produced by The New Group. Earlier this season he was also in Odets' Rocket to the Moon at the Long Wharf Theatre. Other Broadway credits include WONDERFUL TOWN, 45 SECONDS FROM BROADWAY, ANGELS IN AMERICA, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER, THE WEST SIDE WALTZ, COMEDIANS and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS.
Equity member Richard Seff established these awards in 2003. Previous recipients include: Tom Aldredge, Larry Bryggman, Jim Dale, Jayne Houdyshell, Dana Ivey and Margo Martindale.
Councillor Maureen Moore presented the Seff Award to Ms. Wilson
The presentation took place at Equity's Eastern Regional Board meeting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Equity's offices, 165 West 46th Street, New York.
The Judges' Panel includes: Irene Backalenick, Back Stage; Harry Haun, Playbill; Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press; David Rosenberg, Back Stage, and Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger.
In 2003 the Actors' Equity Foundation established the Richard Seff Award, an annual award to be given to a male and female character actor who is 50 years old or older and who has been a member of the Actors' Equity for 25 years or longer, for the best performance in a featured or unfeatured supporting role in a Broadway or Off Broadway production.