Megastar Hugh Jackman to host the Benefit Dinner
One of Hollywood's biggest stars and People Magazine's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, Hugh Jackman will host the Association's Benefit Dinner.
Host of the spectacular 81st Academy Awards and three-time host of the Tony Awards and Emmy winner, the multi-talented Australian superstar promises an exciting program for the evening as the Master of Ceremonies.
"A consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star. He has style, elegance and a sense of occasion."
- Producers of the 81st Academy Awards Laurence Mark and Bill Condon
Hugh's many blockbusters have included Baz Luhrmann's movie epic Australia starring Nicole Kidman, the action-packed X-Men series, The Prestige, Kate & Leopold, and Van Helsing. He also won a Tony Award in 2004 for his breathtaking performance in The Boy from Oz.
GLEE's Matthew Morrison to entertain at the Benefit Dinner
As GLEE hits off with yet another spectacular new season on FOX, we are even more excited to announce that its lead star Matthew Morrison will be the special guest performer at the Benefit Dinner 2010.
A star of stage and screen, Matthew has been nominated for Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He currently stars in GLEE, Fox’s hit musical comedy series from Ryan Murphy. In the show, Matthew stars as Will Schuester, an optimistic high school teacher who tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school’s glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential.
He will next be releasing his debut solo album with Mercury Records in early 2011.
Matthew studied musical theater, vocal performance and dance at New York University’s renowned Tisch School of the Arts. His big Broadway break came when he was cast as heartthrob Link Larkin in the hit “Hairspray.” He was later nominated for a Tony Award for his role in “The Light in the Piazza,” and received a Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Musical for “10 Million Miles.” He also starred in the Tony Winning revival of “South Pacific” at Lincoln Center Theater in New York.
A California native, Matthew divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
Golden Globe Award-winner, GLEE boasts critical acclaim with an incredible 19 Emmy nominations - earning it the distinction of being the most-nominated series of the year. The show took home four awards, including Ryan Murphy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Jane Lynch for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Past special guests at our Benefit Dinners have included Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan, three-time Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, Australia's five-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ian Thorpe, and the lead stars of Fox's Golden Globe Award-winning TV series GLEE - Dianna Agron, Amber Riley and Corey Monteith.
The Benefit Dinner this year is shaping up to be the most exciting yet! If you would like email alerts, please register on our website to receive our newsletters here.