Front & Center 2000
Front & Center continued to showcase a wide range of talents. Legendary singer and performer Tony Bennett graced the Front & Center stage before another sold-out audience.
Debbie Allen, the Tony and Golden Globe-Award winner, choreographed and performed in the Tony Bennett introduction. Pictured here with Debbie is Dana Meller, '94, star of Broadway's Les Miserables.
John Lithgow, the winner of Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and American Comedy awards (in addition to two Oscar nominations) was presented the Front & Center award with his wife Mary, a professor at UCLA. Both John & Mary have supported numerous charities and higher education throughout their professional careers.
An overhead shot of the black tie dinner featuring a record crowd in excess of 1,000. Another 4,000+ enjoyed the event from arena seating.
Tony Bennett, the epitome of class and grace is shown during John & Mary Lithgow's entertaining comments.