Two-time Tony nominee and Broadway triple threat Charlotte d’Amboise will take to the stage on May 21st to present the New York Festivals 2015 Torch Award to the Grand-Winning Team. The accomplished performer will honor the winners of the second annual Torch Awards at the 2015 New York Show Gala ceremony taking place at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Fredrick P. Rose Hall.
I am thrilled and honored to be able to present the 2015 Torch Awards in support of the life-changing work being done by The Project Solution!
Charlotte d’Amboise is a true “triple threat” who has mastered the art of acting, singing and dancing and has been in the spotlight in numerous Broadway productions. Throughout her longstanding career she has worked with such legendary directors as Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins, Michael Bennett, Peter Martins, Rob Marshall, Ann Reinking, Debbie Allen, Gillian Lynn, Rob Ashford, Diane Paulus, Walter Bobby and George Balanchine.
Her Broadway credits boast roles in smash-hit musicals including A Chorus Line, Chicago, Sweet Charity, Damn Yankees, Jerome Robbins Broadway and Pippin. Ms. d’Amboise most recently played the role of Fastrada in the Broadway revival of Pippin, earning her the Fred Astaire Award, as well as awards for her performance as Lola in Damn Yankees and as Charity in Sweet Charity. The actress has received Tony nominations for Jerome Robbins Broadway and for her role as Cassie in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. Other high profile accolades include scoring an LA Drama Critics Circle Award, an LA Ovation Award, and the Bay Area Theatre Award for her performance as Roxie in Chicago.
Ms. d’Amboise has also been featured on Broadway in Contact, Company, Song & Dance, and Cats. In addition to appearing in roles in Off-Broadway and regional productions, Ms. d’Amboise has also played characters on the big and small screens, including the acclaimed movie Frances Ha.
New York Festivals created the Torch Awards as an expression of their ongoing commitment to the development and promotion of young creative talent. The competition offers a unique challenge for 18-25 year olds to promote the mission of an important international nonprofit organization, while allowing them to develop critical industry skills to help them elevate their careers.
New York Festivals will host the 2015 New York Show creative panel discussions showcase, and networking events on Thursday May 21st at NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in New York City. The New York Show gala cocktail party, awards ceremony will be held that evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York City.