Chicago’s venerable Sarah Siddons Society will honor Broadway performers Sutton Foster and Brian D’Arcy James at its annual gala on May 16, 2016, at Northwestern University’s Pick Staiger Concert Hall in Evanston. Foster and D’Arcy James will receive the Sarah Siddons Society’s Actor of the Year Award at the fundraiser.
All proceeds will support the Society’s scholarship fund for theatre students at Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Foster’s Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Anything Goes, Violet, and Shrek, in which she costarred with D’Arcy James. D’Arcy James’s other Broadway credits include Titanic, Sweet Smell of Success, and the current production Something Rotten.
The Sarah Siddons Society has been presenting its Actor of the Year Award annually since 1952; the first winner was Helen Hayes, widely regarded as the “first lady of the American stage.”