NYC Celebration of the Arts at Carolina

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Sunday, May 17, 2015 — 12 Noon to 2 p.m.
The University Club | One West 54th Street | Seventh Floor

You are cordially invited to attend the 18th Annual Brunch to Celebrate the Arts at Carolina and to honor Frederick Weller ’88 (read about him below) as the 17th Recipient of the John L. Haber ’70 (“Habey”) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts.  Last year’s Honoree, singer-songwriter Tift Merritt ’00 and 2010 Honoree, director Michael Wilson ’87 will participate in the program.  GAA President Doug Dibbert ’70 will emcee.

The price for a bountiful Brunch buffet and beverages is $65.00 (discounted to $50.00 for GAA members).  The price for younger alumni (the classes of 2004-15) is $50.00 (discounted to $35.00 for GAA members).  Not a member?  Join today and receive the discounted price for this event.  Register Here. 

After-Party: Please join us immediately following for networking and socializing at Papillon Bistro – 22 East 54 Street (2 blocks from The University Club).

University Club Dress Code: Jacket and tie for men, business attire for women.  No denim permitted.

Questions: Contact Maghon Walker ’08 at or (919) 843-5115.


About Frederick Weller ’88

In Plain SightFrederick Weller ’88 grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate (BA in English and German) of UNC-Chapel Hill followed by The Juilliard School.  He’s perhaps best known for his role as Marshall Mann in the hit USA Network series “In Plain Sight,” which ran five seasons from 2007-2012.  Fred has made many other TV appearances (“The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” et al.) as well as appearing in various feature films.  His extensive theatre work includes seven principal roles on Broadway (most recently Mothers and Sons with Tyne Daley in 2014) and eleven Off-Broadway, an Ensemble Obie Award, an Ensemble Drama Desk Award, two Drama Desk nominations and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations.  Fred currently appears on Neil Labute’s Direct TV series “Billy & Billie” and several upcoming episodes of “The Knick” Season 2 on Cinemax.  His short film Streetcar can be viewed at  He’s married to actress Ali Marsh and they have two children.

University & Local Supporters
Past Recipients (In order of receipt)
Carolina Performing Arts Lewis Black ’70 Godfrey Cheshire ’73
Department of Dramatic Art Mary Pope Osborne ’71 Brian Hargrove ’77
Department of Music John Haber ’70 Ruby Lerner ’74
General Alumni Association Billy Crudup ’90 Michael Wilson ’87
New York Carolina Club Jane Comfort ’67 Nova Thomas ’77
PlayMakers Repertory Company William Ivey Long ’69 Bryan Tucker ’93
  Ben Cameron ’75 Jim Wann ’70
  Michael Cumpsty ’82, ’85 (MFA) Tift Merritt ’00


Register Today. 

May 17, 2015
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
University Club - Seventh Floor 1 W 54th St New York NY 10022