On August 26, Bay Street Theater presented a star-studded celebration of Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning theater and film designer and director Tony Walton.
Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico hosted the evening, which included both in-person and virtual appearances by longtime collaborators Tovah Feldshuh, Stephen Schwartz, Alec Baldwin, Ken Billington, Walter Bobbie, and others, who paid tribute to Walton’s six-decade career in theater, film, and television. Among his award-winning Broadway and film productions are as “Pippin,” “House of Blue Leaves” and “Guys and Dolls,” and the films “Mary Poppins,” “The Boy Friend,” “The Wiz” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” to name a few.
The tribute culminated with the special presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award by Bay Street’s executive director, Tracy Mitchell, and its artistic director, Scott Schwartz. Walton was also joined by his extended family, including Julie Andrews, and his daughters, writer Bridget LeRoy and Bay Street co-founder Emma Walton Hamilton.