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By Jane Horwitz
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Donn B. Murphy is a man of the theater in every sense. As the National Theatre's president and executive director since the early 1980s, he has hobnobbed with such stars as Helen Hayes and Cherry Jones. Katharine Hepburn offered to paint the National's ceiling, he says. Read More.

Dr. Donn B. Murphy, PhD 80th Birthday Celebration Weekend
October 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2010
Georgetown University Campus * Washington, DC
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(As of October 19, 2010)

Directors
Leticia Baldrige * Robert Billingsley * Jon Carrow
John & Antonia Gore * Angela Barron McBride * Thomas H. Neale * John Mirvish * Michael & Patricia Friedlander Schumaecker

Sponsors
Jaye & Hank Barre * Tom & Gerry Donnelly Borger * William Laufer 
Louis Scheeder * Nelson Smith & Paul Garrard

Donors
Lynne Barre * Paul Robert Bartsch * Karen Berman & Paul Accettura 
Bill Bremer *  Victoria Bundonis * Brian Callahan * Tom & Joan Callahan * Kevin St. Clair Chaffee * William Clare & Joan McLaughlin * Will & Carol Cooke * * Kathleen Bridges Cudahy * Carol Day * Christopher D’Amico *  Chuck Fazio *  Timothy Fischer *  Elisabeth Haveles * Jim Hemelt * Jack Hofsiss  * Gus Kaikkonen * John P. Keyser & Leland Keyser * Thomas P. Kramer, Sr. & Thomas P. Kramer, Jr. * Libby Heskin Kurry   Paul Lane & Ellis Lewis * Ron Lignelli * Brian Lignelli *  Monica Lijewski * Madie Brown Livesey * Susan M. Lynskey * Stephanie Kurz Madden * Fr. Lawrence Madden, SJ  Richard & Nancy Peery Marriott * Louise Knauf Mathews  * Michael and Lynne Pisciotta McCay * Brian & Colleen McGuire * Olivia Mellan * Michael Meth  * Bill Obermeyer cheap replica watches & Isa Dolski * Frank O’Brien *  John R. O’Connell * Jane Ogle * Andrea Oram & Leo Carling    Louis & Katherine Martin Pangaro * Ted Parker * Charles & Ann Raubicheck * Jeffrey Reich *  Robert Reilly * Peter Roidakis * Anne Ryan * Robert Sabbag *  Donna Scheeder  Richard Schwart & Beth Newburger * Polly Seitz * Tom & Rose Semler * Rick Sincere  Ernest Siravo  * Harry Teter * Christine Till * Frank Tobin  * Sterling Tucker * Rachel Vail & Dr. Mitch Elkind * Bill Walker & Charles Best * Jim Walther & Gerry Ende * Kenneth Wentzel * Dart Westphal & Ellen Pollan

Contributors
Mike Rankin, MD * Valerie Ventre-Hutton * Ariane Nalty Zewe

Panelists
Joe Banno * Miranda Rose Hall * Tony Cisek * Jerry Mayer,* Robert McNamara * Paul Notice * Yvonne Singh * Bryan Williams 

Volunteers
Dorothy Biondi * Melisa Breiner-Sanders* Patrick Flynn * Robert M. Gregory *
Sarah Krokey * Meghan M. McCormick * Kris McLaughlin * Colin Nagle

Event Co-Sponsors

Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts 
The Mask & Bauble (M&B)
Georgetown Theatre Alumni (GTA)
Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance (GEMA)
Georgetown University DC Alumni Club

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Honorary Committee

Tony Award-winners
Carol Channing
Cherry Jones
Chita Rivera

John Guare (C ’61, LHD’91)
Jack Hofsiss (C’71, H’88)

Olivier Award-winner Ken Ludwig
University & College Presidents Circle
John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Jane McAuliffe, President, Bryn Mawr
Georgetown University Circle
Clifford Chieffo, Prof. Emeritus - Founder, Art, Music & Theatre Dept. '67
John Glavin, PhD
Derek Goldman, PhD
Maya Roth, PhD
Family and Friends Circle
John B. Adams
Julia Cameron
Jon Carrow
John & Antonia Gore
Nick & Mary Lynn Kotz
Carmella LaSpada
Nancy Peery Marriott
National Professional Theatre Circle
Gus Kaikkonen, (C'73) - Artistic Director - Peterborough Players
Molly Smith - Artistic Director - Arena Stage
Richard Lombardo (C'81) - Artistic Director - San Jose Repertory Theatre
Robert Wankel, President - The Shubert Organization
DC Professional Theatre Circle
Carolyn Griffin, Producing Artistic Director - Metro Stage, Alexandria, Virginia
Jack Marshall, Artistic Director - American Century Theatre, Arlington, Virginia
Hugo Medrano, Producing Artistic Director - Gala Hispanic Theatre, Washington, DC

 
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