Broadcasters Foundation of America is proud to announce this year’s entertainment for the Golden Mike Award Gala will be Broadway, film, and TV star Norm Lewis. Following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the BFOA Golden Mike Award Dinner and Ceremony returns this year on Monday, March 14 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual event is the biggest fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation, whose sole mission is to provide financial aid to broadcasters in acute need from critical illness, accident, or serious misfortune.
Lewis is an Emmy, Tony, and SAG Award nominee and the first African-American actor to perform in the title role in Broadway’s long-running production of Phantom of the Opera. He has appeared in numerous Broadway productions and in films, television shows, and regional theatre. His appearance at the BFOA Golden Mike Award is courtesy of Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®).
Among his many Broadway and Off-Broadway credits, Lewis has starred in Chicken and Biscuits at the Circle In The Square Theatre, in a revival of Once on This Island, as Sweeney Todd in the Off-Broadway production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and more.
Most recently, Lewis appeared in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed, Da 5 Bloods, and in the groundbreaking FX series, Pose. He starred in ABC’s newest TV series, Women of The Movement, and offscreen, his voice can be heard in the latest season of Apple TV’s animated series, Central Park. Lewis was also seen as ‘Caiaphas’ in the award-winning NBC television special, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, alongside John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Alice Cooper.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America Golden Mike Award gala attracts a who’s who of broadcast media executives and celebrities. The Golden Mike Award honors an individual for their outstanding achievement and commitment to broadcasting and for ongoing service to the community at large. As previously announced, this year’s BFOA Golden Mike Award honoree will be Hilton Howell, Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Gray Television and Atlantic American Corporation. Previous Golden Mike recipients include Dave Lougee, Emily Barr, David Barrett, Michael Bloomberg, Cathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, Jeff Smulyan, Perry Sook, and more.
The Lifetime Achievment Award honors a broadcaster who has made invaluable contributions to the Television and Radio industries. This year, it will be presented to renowned sportscaster Lesley Visser. Previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include George Beasley, Ed McLaughlin, Bill Hoffman, Charles Osgood, and Dick Clark.
This year’s hosts are Al Roker, Weather and Feature Anchor for TODAY and Co-Host of Third Hour for TODAY, and Deborah Roberts, award-winning ABC News Senior National Affairs Correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America, and World News Tonight with David Muir.
For information on the Golden Mike Award gala, to reserve a seat or table, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:
Since its inception 70 years ago, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email email@example.com.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
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