The Breukelein Institute
The Breukelein Institute
David Denby
Santo Loquasto
Marni Nixon
Gaudium Award 2012

On Monday, November 11, 2013, The Breukelein Institute will once again
confer its Gaudium Award upon a quartet of remarkable men and women. Held during its annual fund raising dinner at the Yale Club, this year’s honorees include:

Native New Yorker, David Denby is a graduate of Columbia and Stanford Universities. While still a student, he began writing film criticism. Mentored by the renowned film critic, Pauline Kael, Mr. Denby has worked for the Boston Phoenix and the Atlantic Monthly. In 1978, he began his career at New York Magazine as their chief film critic. Moving to the New Yorker in 1998, David divides his film duties with writing on a broad range of critical topics for the magazine. He is the author of Do Movies Have A Future? ( 2012), Snark (2010), American Sucker (2003) and Great Books (1996).

Santo Loquasto is an Oscar and Tony nominated scenic and costume designer for stage, film and dance. As staff designer for Joe Papp at the Public Theater resulted in thirty three productions. Mr. Loquasto’s career spans more than sixty Broadway shows, with sixteen Tony nominations. He was awarded three for design. He has collaborated with Woody Allen on twenty of Mr. Allen’s films, resulting in three Oscar nominations. He designed for the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, the National Ballet of Canada and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He has an ongoing association with Brooklyn’s renowned Academy of Music (BAM).

Native Californian, Marni Nixon began singing and acting as a child. Classically trained in opera, her early choral performances included work with the Roger Wagner Chorale. Ms. Nixon has sung with the Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco Opera companies, the Los Angeles Orchestra, the London Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. She has appeared on and off Broadway and been nominated for two Grammys. She is now internationally known for her work as the singing voice of Deborah Kerr in the KING AND I, for Natalie Wood in WEST SIDE STORY and for Audrey Hepburn in MY FAIR LADY.

A Special Surprise Honoree


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