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The Women's Project Honored Amanda Seyfried, Emily Warren & Bonnie Comley with The Women
Achievement Awards On Its 40th Anniversary Gala …!
NEW YORK,NY(SMI ENTERTAINMENT-04.15.19)-Three sensational and talented women in theater, Amanda Seyfried,Emily Warren, and Bonnie Comley, who had overcome numerous challenges to reach their high potential in their careers, were honored this evening by The Women's Project Theater organization with The Women Of Achievement Awards on its 40th annual gala at The Edison Ballroom in New York City.
The Women's Project Annual Gala honors outstanding women who have excelled in their careers by taken chances, pushed limits, and overcome challenges in a wide variety of fields, celebrating their unique accomplishments.
The gala was hosted by Sendhil Ramamurthy and chaired by WP Board Members Jessica R. Jenen and Aaron H. Pierce, ESQ. and vice-chaired by Laura Aura Beinner and Margie Weingarten.
The Gala also featured the special performances by the Broadway cast of OKLAHOMA!, and an exclusive sneak peek at the Broadway-bound musical EMPIRE RECORDS, composed by WP Lab Alumni ZOE SARNAK.
BONNIE COMLEY is a three-time Tony Award-winning producer. She has, also, won an Olivier Award and two Drama Desk Awards for her stage productions. Comley has produced over 40 films, winning four Telly Awards and one W3 Award. She is the founder and CEO of BroadwayHD, the world’s premier online streaming platform delivering over 270 premium live productions to theatre fans globally. She is the recipient of The Actors Fund Medal of Honor, The Drama League Special Contribution to the Theater Award, The Paul Newman Award from Arts Horizons and The Theater Museum Distinguished Service Award. The Music Theatre Program at Boston University is named in her honor, The Musical Theatre Society Room at Emerson College bears her name, the 500-seat theater at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is known as the Comley-Lane Theatre, and The Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Stage is housed within the Booth Arts Complex in Boston. Comley has served as a keynote speaker or panelist at BroadwayCon, C2E2 (Chicago ComicCon), SXSW, Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) and City National Bank Women Entrepreneurs, and taught masterclasses or guest lectured at Columbia University, New York University, Emerson College, NYFA, Five Towns College and UMass, among others.
AMANDA SEYFRIED has established herself as one of Hollywood’s most captivating young leading actresses. Best known for her work in films including Mamma Mia, Means Girls, Dear John, Letters to Juliet, and Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again, Seyfried has continued to build a tremendous career on screen. In 2012, she starred as Cosette in Universal’s film adaptation of Les Miserables, opposite Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russel Crowe. On television, Seyfried received critical praise for her starring role in HBO’s Golden Globe nominated drama, “Big Love”, before premiering off-Broadway in Neil LeBute’s The Way We Get By. Seyfried will next be seen starring alongside Milo Ventimiglia in Simon Curtis’ film The Art of Racing in the Rain. Amanda Seyfried remains an active member of the arts community and is an avid supporter of the non-profit organizations Best Friends Animal Society and I Am That Girl.
EMILY WARREN is a three-time Grammy winning singer and songwriter. She can be heard in nearly every corner ofmodern pop as well as dance, country, alternative, and Latin. Achieving a GRAMMY® Award, countless multiplatinum and gold certifications, millions of digital sales worldwide, and 5.4 billion streams by 2018, she stands out as the rare talent who can nimbly adapt to any genre. Her discography encompasses eleven anthems for The Chainsmokers. Among those, “Don’t Let Me Down” (6x-platinum) won the 2017 GRAMMY® in the category of “Best Dance Recording.” Other standouts range from Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” (3x-platinum) to Becky G’s “Mad Love” and Sean Paul’s “No Lie” as well as songs for David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, LANY, and Noah Cyrus. Forbes touted her among its “30 Under 30 Class of 2018” as further acclaim came from People, Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29, V Magazine, Nylon, i-D Magazine, and many more.