25th Annual Arts Brunch, Honoring Anthony King ’97

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 12 noon to 2:30 p.m.

The University Club, One West 54th Street

The New York Carolina Club, The College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Departments of Dramatic Art, Communications, and Music, Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Performing Arts, Institute for the Arts and Humanities and Carolina Alumni cordially invite you to attend the 25th Brunch to Celebrate the Arts at Carolina.  Gratitude to Alumni Sponsors including (thus far) Josh Evans ‘07Tommy Kearns ’58 and Alan Weinhouse ’77.

This year’s recipient of the John L. Haber (“Habey”) Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts will be Anthony King ‘97.  PlayMakers Rep Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch, Department of Dramatic Arts Chair Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Professor and Department of Communication Chair Avi Santo and Director of the Writing for Stage and Screen Joy Goodwin, Department of Music Chair Jocelyn Neal,  Institute for the Arts and Humanities Director Patricia S. Parker, and Director of Development Angela O’Neill, Carolina Performing Arts Assistant Director of Development Lauren Scarborough, and Ackland Art Museum Director Katie Ziglar and Associate Director of Development Andrew Parrish – among other UNC officials will be in attendance, as well as various past-Habey honorees including Bryan Tucker ‘93, Senior Writer of Saturday Night Live, who will emcee.


Alex Timbers, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winning director (Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Beetlejuice The Musical, Gutenberg The Musical, and American Utopia (among others) and Honorary Tar Heel Julie Halston, actress and comedienne and recipient of the 2020 Isabelle Stephenson Tony Award will be among presenters at the Brunch.


Per tradition, we will also spotlight a Young Alumnus: Hayley Adler ’13 – currently Instructor of Drama at Brooklyn Arts High School, where her students were recently chosen to perform at the Shubert High School Theatre Festival hosted by Bernadette Peters at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.


Price: $75 / GAA members: $65

Young alumni (Classes of 2013-18): $55

Young alumni GAA members (Classes of 2013-18): $45




DRESS CODE: Please be advised of The University Club’s dress code, which is always in effect. Male guests must wear dress shirts and jackets (ties are not required). Female guests must wear clothing of equivalent formality. Jeans and other denim apparel, sneakers and shorts are strictly prohibited.


Anthony King is a Tony and Emmy-nominated writer, producer and performer. He co-wrote Beetlejuice The Musical for Broadway (Tony Nominee – Best Book of a Musical) and also Gutenberg The Musical which recently enjoyed a Broadway run starring Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells after originally running Off-Broadway and Off-West End in London.

Anthony was the co-creator and executive producer of Robbie (Comedy Central/Paramount Plus) and has written/produced for shows like The AfterParty (Apple), Silicon Valley (HBO), Dead to Me (Netflix), Search Party (TBS/HBO Max), Broad City (Comedy Central), Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Ten Years Later (Netflix), Woke (Hulu), Wrecked (TBS), Playing House (USA), Best Friends Forever (NBC) and more.

From many years, Anthony was the Artistic Director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, and occasionally performs at the UCB Theatre in LA where he is currently based with his wife and daughters.  Also – he hates cotton balls.


May 19, 2024
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
The University Club of New York 1 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA