Actor set to be honored at New York gala
Michael Douglas has been tapped to receive the 12th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.He’ll receive the kudo for his career achievements and for his contributions to the legit community. Wife Catherine Zeta-Jones will present the award to Douglas at a Gotham gala in April. Douglas spent three summers as an actor at the O’Neill in the 1960s, and has been a member of the org’s board of trustees since 1980. Located in Waterford, Conn., the O’Neill center operates an array of developmental legit programs, the best known of which are its summertime National Playwrights Conference and National Musical Theater Conference. Such initiatives have given an early boost to the careers of legiters including August Wilson, Wendy Wasserstein, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Robert Lopez, among others. The Monte Cristo gala is set for April 16 at the Edison Ballroom.