Tony, Emmy and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer will receive the 13th Monte Cristo Award from The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, according to The New York Times. The award is presented to a prominent theater artist who best embodies Eugene O’Neill’s “pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment and excellence.” Plummer will accept his award at a reception at New York’s Edison Ballroom on April 15.
Plummer has appeared in 16 Broadway shows. He won Tony Awards for Barrymore and Cyrano, and received five additional nominations for J.B., Othello, No Man’s Land, King Lear and Inherit the Wind. He won an Oscar for his work in 2011’s Beginners, and his other film and TV credits include The Sound of Music, The Last Station, Up, Nicholas Nickleby, A Beautiful Mind, The Shadow Box and The Thorn Birds. He received an Emmy for Madeline. In 1986, Plummer was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.
Past recipients of the annual Monte Cristo Award include James Earl Jones, Hal Prince, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Spacey, Neil Simon, Edward Albee, August Wilson, Zoe Caldwell and Wendy Wasserstein.