Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala Honors President Lincoln’s Legacy, June 5, 2022
The Honorable James E. Clyburn and Clive Davis Receive the Lincoln Medal; Performances by Host Sam Palladio, Jared Alexander, Amanda Castro, Deborah Cox, Naomi Funaki, Nova Y. Payton, Phylicia Rashad, Allison Russell and the Ford’s Ensemble
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford’s Theatre Society celebrated the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 5, 2022, at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bipartisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit’s theatrical and educational programs.
“What helps ensure the continued success of Ford’s Theatre Society is that Abraham Lincoln’s wide-reaching appeal is at its heart,” said Ford’s Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault. “The gala is a chance to highlight the importance of Lincoln’s legacy and, thanks to our gala supporters, we are able to explore that legacy with more than 700,000 visitors in a typical year through performance, history and education programming. This support also enhances our work with the National Park Service, under the leadership of the Department of the Interior, and we are proud that Ford’s Theatre is one of the most successful public/private partnerships between NPS and a non-profit in American life today.”