According to the New York Times, stage and screen star Chistopher Plummer will be honored with the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 13th annual Monte Cristo Award. The presentation will take place on April 15.
Best known for playing Captain Von Trapp alongside Julie Andrews in the film version of The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer has is a 7-time Tony nominee. He has appeared on Broadway in such productions as The Starcross Story, Home is the Hero, The Dark is Light Enough (Theatre World Award), The Lark, The Auk, J.B. (Tony nominee), Arturo Ui, The RoyAl Hunt of the Sun, Cyrano (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), The Good Doctor, Othello (Tony nominee, Drama Desk Award), Macbeth, No Man's Land (Tony and Drama Desk nominee), Barrymore (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), King Lear (Tony and Drama Desk nominee), and Inherit the Wind (Tony and Drama Desk nominee). He has played most of the great roles in classic repertoire.
Plummer returned to the stage at The Stratford Festival of Canada in August 2008 in a critically acclaimed performance as Julius Caesar in George Bernard Shaw's "Caesar and Cleopatra" directed by Tony winner Des McAnuff (of Jersey Boys fame).
The Monte Cristo Award is given to a prominent theater artist in recognition of a distinguished career exemplifying Eugene O'Neill's "pioneering spirit, unceasing artistic commitment, and excellence." Past recipients of the Award include James Earl Jones, Harold Prince, Kevin Spacey, Neil Simon, Jason Robards, Jr., Edward Albee, August Wilson, Zoe Caldwell, Brian Dennehy, Karl Malden, Arthur & Barbara Gelb, Wendy Wasserstein, and last year, Michael Douglas.