Haute 100 LA Update: Meryl Streep Honored by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

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Meryl Streep
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Meryl Streep was honored once again for her talent as an actor this week.

The Oscar winner took home the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award at a ceremony in New York at the Edison Ballroom on Monday evening.

Streep was presented with her award by her Yale classmate, friend, and film & stage vet Joe Grifasi.

In her acceptance speech, the stage and screen veteran said: “Every venerable old lady like the O’Neill and myself, doesn’t like to think of themselves as a larded, old institution – no matter how many tributes they’ve gotten, no matter how many successes we’ve launched. We like to think that new work will come to us and our best work is ahead of us. And because of places like the O’Neil that foster new work, it’s possible.”

Judith Light, Tony Kushner, John Patrick Shanley and Tracy Letts shared stories about their time working with the actress, while Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez capped the evening by performing a tribute song for Streep to the tune of “Love is an Open Door” from Disney’s Frozen.  

2012 Monte Cristo Award honoree Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones also attended the event, along with actors Betsy Parrish, Marcel Rosenblatt, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Billy Magnussen, Alice Ripley, Margo Seibert and Susan Blackwell. 

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