The Actors Fund named Warren Beatty, Chita Rivera, Uma Thurman and film/theater director Kenny Leon (currently on Broadway with his new production of Children of a Lesser God), as its 2018 Medal of Honor recipients. The awards will be handed out at the Funds annual gala on Monday, May 14.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund, called the recipients “four legends of the film, theater and dance worlds,” adding “Their artistry represents the best of our industry, and they are individuals who lead with their heart, showing boundless compassion for those in need in our entertainment and performing arts community.”
The dinner gala at the New York Marriott Marquis will include special tribute performances by guests to be announced.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.