Monday, June 22nd, 2015 @ 8pm
Spring Gala & Vassallo Awards
American Ballroom Theather (25 W 31st, Street, NYC)
VIP Cocktail Hour @ 7:15pm
Live Music, Drinks and more!!!
Running Time: 75 Mins
Vassallo Award Nominees: Anna Chlumsky (VEEP, You Can't Take It With You), Kamilah Forbes (Hi-Arts), Stephen Adly Guirgis (2015 Pulitzer Prize Winner) & Daniel Talbott (Rising Phoenix Rep, Rattlestick).
Mike Reiss has won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his twenty-six years writing for “The Simpsons”. He ran the show in Season 4, which Entertainment Weekly called “the greatest season of the greatest show in history.” In 2006, Reiss received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Animation Writers Caucus. Reiss co-created the animated series “The Critic” and created Showtime’s hit cartoon “Queer Duck” (about a gay duck). “Queer Duck” was named one of “The 100 Greatest Cartoons of All Time” by the BBC. “Queer Duck: the Movie” was released to rave reviews in July 2006, winning awards in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Sweden, Germany and Wales.Mike Reiss has been a contributing writer to more than two dozen animated films -- including four ICE AGEs, two DESPICABLE MEs, THE LORAX, RIO, KUNG FU PANDA 3, and THE SIMPSONS MOVIE – with a worldwide gross of $8 billion. Reiss’ first play, “I’m Connecticut” set box-office records for Connecticut Repertory Theater. The Hartford Courant called it “sweet and hysterically funny” and named it one of the year’s Ten Best Plays. Broadway World Connecticut voted it Best Play of 2012.