Glee star, Jane Lynch to host PGF-USA 30th Annual Awards Gala on October 8th in Beverly Hills!

JANE LYNCH TO HOST BEVERLY HILLS GALA CELEBRATING THE 2014 PRINCESS GRACE AWARD RECIPIENTS PLUS HONOREES INCLUDING DICK VAN DYKE, DAVID HALLBERG & OSCAR ISAAC

PRESENTERS TO INCLUDE GEENA DAVIS, CONAN O’BRIEN & ADAM SHANKMAN

PLUS SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE BY THE TENORS

PRESENTING SPONSOR CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE

WHO: His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monacoand Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, along with Jane Lynch (Gala Host), 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala Honorees Dick Van Dyke (Prince Rainier III Award Recipient), David Hallberg (Princess Grace Statue Award Recipient), Oscar Isaac (Princess Grace Statue Award Recipient), Geena Davis (Presenter), Conan O’Brien (Presenter), Adam Shankman (Presenter), Victor Micallef (The Tenors), Clifton Murray (The Tenors), Remigio Pereira (The Tenors), Fraser Walters (The Tenors), plus Gala Co-Chairs Dick and Noelle Wolf (Honorary Consul of Monaco in Los Angeles), Bob Iger and Willow Bay (The Walt Disney Company),Sidney and Katia Toledano (Christian Dior Couture), and additional names to be announced.

WHAT: The Princess Grace Foundation-USA will host the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Galawith presenting sponsor Christian Dior Couture on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Held in the presence of Their Serene Highnesses The Prince and The Princess of Monaco, the Gala will take place in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly three decades, and will recognize this year’s Princess Grace Award winners and present David Hallberg and Oscar Isaac with the Princess Grace Statue Awards, and Dick Van Dyke with the Prince Rainier III Award. The Princess Grace Awards carry on the legacy of Princess Grace [Kelly] of Monaco and her desire to sustain artistic excellence by identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film.

2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala Host Committee includes Mikhail Baryshnikov, Colleen and Bradley Bell, Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer, Ron Burkle, Tina and Rick J. Caruso, Jennifer Grant, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Barbara Grant Jaynes and David Jaynes, Anne and Franklin Johnson, Sharry Lansing and William Friedkin, Benjamin Millepied, Jane and Marc Nathanson, Mandy Patinkin, Cecilia Peck Voll and Daniel Voll, Lisa and Richard Plepler, Tawny and Jerry Sanders, Wendy and Eric Schmidt, Mrs. Frank Sinatra, Cicely Tyson, Andrea and John Van de Kamp, Pauletta and Denzel Washington and Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth.

Official sponsors of the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala are Christian Dior Couture (Presenting Sponsor),The Walt Disney Company (Platinum Sponsor),Dick and Noelle Wolf (Platinum Sponsor) ,American Airlines (Official Airline of the Princess Grace Awards Gala), Alex Soldier (Princess Grace Awards and Prince Rainier III Award Creator and Designer), Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer (Crown Celebration) and The Hauptfuhrer Family (2014 Awards Winner Luncheon).

MORE: The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is a non-profit, publicly-supported foundation, headquartered in New York City and founded 32 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco to honor his wife, Princess Grace’s [Kelly] legacy. The Foundation's mission is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding grants in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than 800 recipients have been awarded, totaling over $10 million. Some notable Princess Grace Awards recipients in Film include: Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga, director ofTrue Detective, Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre; Jon M. Chu director of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and upcoming Now Your See Me 2, Jem and The Holograms; Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob SquarePants. Theater recipients include: Tony® Award winner for Best Direction of a Play, Anna D. Shapiro; Pulitzer and Tony® Award winning playwright Tony Kushner; and Academy Award® winner Eric Simonson. Dance/Choreography recipients include: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle; American Ballet Theatre’s Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston and Ethan Stiefel and New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck; as well as choreographers Kyle Abraham and Camille A. Brown.For more information about the Princess Grace Awards program, please visit www.pgfusa.org.

September 30, 2014

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