The Transport Group will honor Tony winner Christian Borle, Tony-winning producer Sue Frost and designer Paul Huntley at their Gimme a Break! benefit gala. Scheduled for December 10 at the Asia Society and Museum, the gala will feature Broadway stars sharing their “big break” moments in song and story.
During the ceremony, Borle, Frost and Huntley will receive the Transporting American Theatre Award for their contributions to American theater. Borle’s award will be presented by Peter and the Starcatcher playwright Rick Elice. Frost’s award will be given to her by Nice Work If You Can Get It book writer Joe DiPietro, and Huntley’s award will be presented by five-time Tony winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
Borle earned a Tony for his comic turn as Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. His additional Broadway credits include Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Amour, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jesus Christ Superstar and Footloose. He currently stars on TV’s Smash.
Frost earned a Tony for producing Memphis. She served as the associate producer at Goodspeed Opera House, and as company manager of several Broadway shows and tours including Dancin’, The Rink and A Chorus Line.
Huntley earned a Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 2003. On Broadway, he has designed hair and wigs for Scandalous, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Heiress, Chaplin, Leap of Faith, Don’t Dress For Dinner, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Wit, The Road to Mecca, Other Desert Cities, Man and Boy, Master Class, The People in the Picture, War Horse, Catch Me If You Can, Anything Goes, The Importance of Being Earnest and many more.