On Sunday, June 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award Winner, John Cullum will be honored at the Clarence Brown Theatre annual Gala in Maryville.
John Cullum is a native of Knoxville and the University of Tennessee alumnus. He will be awarded the CBT Artistic Excellence Award at the annual Gala which will be held June 7, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at RT Lodge, 1406 Wilkinson Pike in Maryville, TN. A celebrated actor of stage and screen, Cullum is a 2007 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, first appearing on Broadway in Camelot. He earned his first Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award nomination for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Cullum has won the coveted Tony Award twice, for Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century, and earned two more nominations for Urinetown and 110 in the Shade. In 2014, he performed in the Broadway hit Casa Valentina.
Married to acclaimed dancer and writer Emily Frankel, he has directed and acted in several of her plays on and off-Broadway. His many regional theatre appearances include The Dresser at the Clarence Brown Theatre in 2004, co-starring his son, JD Cullum, and fellow Knoxville native Carol Mayo Jenkins (2013 CBT Gala Honoree). Among his extensive television work, he earned an Emmy nomination for his starring role in Northern Exposure, had recurring roles on ER, Law & Order: SVU, Mad Men, and The Middle, and has appeared on such TV movies as All the Way Home and Hawaii.
The CBT Gala benefits the Clarence Brown Theatre Artists Endowment, which helps bring professional guest artists from across the United States to the stages of the CBT. CBT guest artists engage and teach undergraduate and graduate students, all while creating the world-class, professional theatre experiences Greater Knoxville audiences have come to expect. Gala attendees can expect a whimsical evening which begins as they make their way down the winding, wooded path to the RT Lodge. With a beautiful setting sun luring in the night sky, attendees will enjoy cocktails, followed by a lavish full-course meal with honoree John Cullum and passionate theater-goers of the Greater Knoxville area. The evening also will include an auction for elaborate and exciting packages. Should attendees choose to spend the night, luxurious rooms will be available at additional cost on a first come, first served basis.
Corporate and individual sponsorship packages are available now. Gala sponsors will be able to reserve rooms at RT Lodge at additional cost before the general public. Tickets will go on sale April 20. For more information, please contact Amanda Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 974-5654. Tickets may be purchased online as well. Stay Connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow us on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown) and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).