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Theatre Development Fund (TDF) was one of the six awardees of the 2011 Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture. The award was presented to Victoria Bailey, TDF's executive director, by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Alec Baldwin in a ceremony at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center on Tuesday, November 1 at 6pm. Among the special guests and live performers at the event were: Liz Callaway, Michael Cerveris, Susie Essman,, Patti LuPone and Frank Rich.
In addition to Theatre Development Fund, the other 2011 Awardees are: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director, Baryshnikov Arts Center; Alice Diamond, Arts Advocate; Jimmy Heath, Musician and Educator; Maya Lin, Artist; and Ronnie Shuster, Principal, P.S. MO94. The legendary Stephen Sondheim was presented with New York City’s highest honor in the arts – the 2011 NYC Handel Medallion for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts.