O’Neill center to fete Christopher Plummer

Actor will receive the Monte Cristo Award

Christopher Plummer has been tapped to receive the 13th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Kudo is handed out every year to recognize a prominent legiter for a notable body of work. Prior winners of the laurel include James Earl Jones, Harold Prince, Kevin Spacey and Neil Simon.

Plummer’s storied stage career has included gigs as a leading member of the Royal National Theater (under Laurence Olivier) and of the Royal Shakespeare Company (under Peter Hall), as well as serving as a prominent fixture at Canada’s Stratford Festival. On Broadway he won Tonys for his perfs in “Barrymore” in 1997 and in “Cyrano” in 1974. With multiple credits on the bigscreen (“The Sound of Music”) and on TV (“The Thorn Birds”), the thesp took home the 2011 supporting actor Oscar for his role in “Beginners.”

Award will be handed out in an April 15 gala at the Edison Ballroom in Gotham. Located in Waterford, Conn., the O’Neill Theater Center runs several legit developmental programs including the National Playwrights Conference and the National Music Theater Conference.

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