Marcia Cross is best known for her role as Bree Van de Kamp on the ABC hit series Desperate Housewives, for which she was nominated for three Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, she began her career in the theatre at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Hartford Stage Company as well as the The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego where she played Viola in Twelfth Night and Silvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona. Cross also starred in the television series Melrose Place and the critically acclaimed Everwood. She portrayed president Claire Haas on Quantico, was featured in the YouTube red series Youth and Consequences and recently shot the pilot spinoff of Jane the Virgin titled Jane the Novela. Most recently, Cross was seen in This Close on the Sundance Channel and was heard on the New York Times podcast Modern Love, where she reads the beautiful story, “Could We Try Again?”
In 2019, Airbnb’s Open Homes program partnered with the Cancer Support Community (CSC) on a ground-breaking effort to provide free housing to patients traveling for treatment.
This innovative collaboration has already helped nearly 2,000 individuals in need and serves as a beacon of how the tech sector can lead the way in making a difference in patients’ lives.
Brian d'Arcy James is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor as well as a recording artist.
Hailed recently as "one of the most celebrated actors of his generation in both straight plays and musicals" (Jeremy Gerard, Deadline), Brian is a three-time Tony nominee, and an Obie, and Drama Desk Award winner for his varied and extensive work in the theater on Broadway and off-Broadway.
Brian's most recent Broadway appearance was in 2019 where he played Quinn Carney in Jez Butterworth's Tony-award-winning "best Pay" THE FERRYMAN, directed by Sam Mendes.
In film, Brian will soon be seen in the upcoming December 2020 release of WEST SIDE STORY directed by Steven Spielberg, playing the role of Sargeant Krupke.
Broadway: Bandstand (Drama Desk, Drama League noms), Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Astaire noms), Bonnie & Clyde (Tony nom), Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Astaire noms), South Pacific, Grease. NY/regional: The Scarlet Pimpernel and Crazy For You (Manhattan Concert Productions); The Threepenny Opera (Drama Desk nom; Atlantic Theater Company); The Band Wagon, Randy Newman's Faust, and Pipe Dream (City Center Encores!); The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall), On The Town (Boston Pops), Carousel (Lyric Opera of Chicago). Television: Hallmark’s “A Homecoming For The Holidays” and “In The Key Of Love”, “Dynasty” (CW), “Fosse/Verdon” (FX), “Elementary” (CBS), HBO's documentary “Six By Sondheim”, and numerous PBS appearances. Extensive solo cabaret & concert performances across the country including Broadway Princess Party, The NY Pops, The NY Philharmonic, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and The National Symphony Orchestra. She has two solo albums and can be heard on several original cast recordings.
President, Swann Auction Galleries
Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Nicholas D. Lowry is President and Principal Auctioneer of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City, and Director of the auction house's Vintage Posters Department. Born into a family of antiquarian book dealers, he was raised and educated in New York, and graduated from Cornell University. As one of the world’s foremost authorities on vintage posters, Lowry has spent over 20 years serving as poster appraiser on the PBS show Antiques Roadshow. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, and the Board of Governors of The National Arts Club, in New York City, for whom he is also Chairman of the Fine Arts Committee. Lowry is actively involved with many worthy causes, and presides over as many as 20 charity auctions a year.
Lauren Barnes, Chair
Shannon La Cava
Paula Malone, Ph.D.
Lynne O'Brien, Secretary
Andrew Sandler, Vice Chair
Holly Tyson, Treasurer
Lauren and Aaron Barnes
Bill and Lynne Bermont
Jill and Tom Durovsik
Bruce and Bonnie Edelen
Michael Goddard and Shane Hoffman
Mitch and Sue Golant
Lynne and Greg O'Brien
Sherrie and Jeff Scott
2020 Spring Celebration
April 23rd, 2020
6:00pm Cocktails | 7:30pm Dinner & Program
61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011