James Earl Jones and More Stage Stars in Town for Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala

Scott Bakula and Cheyenne Jackson perform. Photo by Margot Schulman.

The Ford’s Theatre Society hosted its annual gala on Sunday, featuring appearances by host Scott Bakula, dance icon Debbie Allen, Tony Award winning actress Laura Benanti, operatic soprano Alyson Cambridge, actor Cheyenne Jackson, YouTube darlings and ABC’s Nashville actors Lennon and Maisy Stella, and dancer Melinda Sullivan.

The star studded event also included the awarding of the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal to actor James Earl Jones and the U.S. House of Representatives’ longest-serving member, The Honorable John D. Dingell, “two individuals whose extraordinary character, accomplishments and work reflect Lincoln’s legacy of leadership, service, humanity and vision.”

*Lead image: James Earl Jones receives the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal from Debbie Allen.  Photo by James Brantley

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