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New York Stage & Film Annual Gala

By Charlotte Robinson, October 06, 2023

New York Stage & Film has announced that Emmy, Tony & Grammy Award-winning artist & producer Billy Porter & GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis will be honored at their 2023 Annual Gala on Sunday November 5th at The Plaza Hotel in NYC. Liz Carlson Interim Artistic Director stated, “New York Stage & Film is honored to uplift the indelible impact Billy & Sarah Kate have had on countless lives through their accomplishments & advocacy. Both understand the important role art, entertainment & media can play in shaping individuals, policy & the course of human history. In a moment when the LGBTQIA+ community is experiencing increasing affronts on their collective humanity, we are proud to recognize Billy & Sarah Kate’s important work.” Proceeds from the 2023 Annual Gala will directly support NYSAF’s ongoing artistic development work including the annual Hudson Valley-based Summer Season, NYC-bsaed programming, Filmmakers’ Workshop, residencies for individual artist & small companies, awards & fellowships & other opportunities for artists. New York Stage & Film is a nonprofit company dedicated to artists developing new stories for theater, film & beyond by supporting responsive processes & by providing a home for artists free from critical & commercial pressures. Since 1985 New York Stage & Film has been a vital incubator for emerging & established artists & their work, a catalyst for stories that start with us & continue across the country & around the world. The Fall Gala will begin at 6:30P with a VIP reception for Gala Committee Chairs & Artists. The cocktail reception will open at 7P followed by a seated dinner & tribute performances. 

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