Christopher Plummer receives Monte Cristo Award

Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford will honor Weston actor Christopher Plummer with its 13th Monte Cristo Award in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the American and international theater community.

The award will be presented at a gala dinner held in his honor at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Plummer has spent nearly 60 years active in theater and is a veteran of more than 100 motion pictures.

The Monte Cristo Award is presented to a prominent theater artist in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence.”

Past recipients of the award include Michael Douglas, James Earl Jones, Harold Prince, Kevin Spacey, Neil Simon, Jason Robards Jr., Edward Albee, August Wilson, Zoe Caldwell, Brian Dennehy, Karl Malden, Arthur and Barbara Gelb, and Wendy Wasserstein.

O’Neill Executive Director Preston Whiteway said, “We are truly honored to present Christopher Plummer with the Monte Cristo Award. Mr. Plummer’s unmistakable footprint upon stage and screen defines the Monte Cristo Award — artistic excellence and a lifelong commitment to theater. His fondness for Eugene O’Neill’s work and impact on the American stage is profound. I look forward to an incredible night in April.”

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