Actors Pave Way For Next Generation At Stella Adler Awards

by Chiara Atik · October 20, 2009

[All photos by AMBER DE VOS for PMc]. Movie stars and Broadway actors, they all had to start somewhere. For many young actors in New York, that "somewhere" is the Stella Adler Studio, which celebrated its 60th anniversary last night with "Stella By Starlight", a dinner and award presentation. This year, honorees included Elaine Stritch (of Broadway, and more recently, 30 Rock fame) and Whoopi Goldberg. James Gandolfini, and our all-singing, all-talking, all-dancing Governor, David Paterson.

Governor David Patterson               Elaine Stritch

Whoopi Goldberg                             Ruby Dee

Jake Blagburn, Laura Guzman, Adenike Thomas, Ricardo Thomas, Maya Eshet, Shira Segao

Debra Wasser                             Kate Mulgrew

James Gandolfini, Linda Argil

Whoopi Goldberg, Elaine Stritch, Ruby Dee

Charlie Kireker, Tom Oppenheim, Muriel Siebert

Debra Wasser, Suzanne Shank, Erica Reid, Antonio "LA" Reid