Tony winner Tyne Daly will host the 2012 Theater Hall of Fame ceremony, having been inducted to the esteemed establishment herself in 2011. As previously announced, the 2012 inductees will include Betty Buckley, Sam Waterston, director Trevor Nunn, late costume designer Martin Pakledinaz, playwright Christopher Durang, director/producer Andre Bishop, director Michael Kahn and playwright Paula Vogel. The ceremony will take place on January 28, 2013 at the North Rotunda in Broadway’s Gershwin Theatre.
The Theater Hall of Fame was established in 1971 by Earl Blackwell, James M. Nederlander, Gerard Oestreicher and L. Arnold Weissberger to recognize lifetime achievement in American theater. In order to be eligible for induction, a theater professional must have at least five Broadway credits to his or her name, and have given at least 25 years of distinguished service to the American theater. The eight nominees who receive the most votes by the American Theatre Critics Association and the Theater Hall of Fame are inducted.
Daly earned a Tony Award for her portrayal of Mama Rose in Gypsy, and earned an additional nomination for Rabbit Hole. Most recently, she starred as Maria Callas in Master Class. Her additional Broadway credits include The Seagull and That Summer – That Fall. Her film and TV credits include Cagney & Lacey, Judging Amy, The Enforcer and The Autumn Heart.