Lauper to present Fierstein with award
Victor Garber will host the New York side of the Casting Society of America’s bicoastal Artios Awards, with Cyndi Lauper and Jujamcyn Theaters prexy Jordan Roth lined up to present Harvey Fierstein with the org’s New York Apple Award. Thesp Nicole Sullivan will host the L.A. event.In Gotham, Garber will appear alongside a roster of presenters set to include Ed Asner, Jon Bernthal, Archie Punjabi and Kyra Sedgwick, handing out laurels that honor casting in 22 categories across film, TV and legit. Lauper, Fierstein’s collaborator on the incoming Broadway tuner “Kinky Boots,” and Roth, topper of the company that owns the venue into which “Kinky” will walk this spring, will give Fierstein a kudo for overall industry contribution and inclusive creative work with casting directors. The L.A. ceremony will see Ben Affleck receive the org’s lifetime achievement awards while casting director Lora Kennedy (“Cloud Atlas,” “Argo”) will take home the Hoyt Bowers Award for casting work. Up for awards this year are the casting directors associated with titles including pics “The Artist,” “The Hunger Games” and “The Help,” TV skeins “Once Upon a Time” and “Smash” and Rialto offerings “Once” and “Newsies.” The 28th annual Artios will be doled out Oct. 29 in not-quite-simultaneous ceremonies in New York and L.A.