Made in NY!I have lived in New york City for a while and it is hard to describe how addictive this city can become for people that are ambitious,open minded and have free spirit. The man who made this lifestyle possible is Michael Bloomberg and with around two hundred more days left for him as a Mayor I have to say those will be some big shoes to fill!
While I hold my tears as his days as the man in charge are counted I was honored to be invited to the last ceremony of "Made in NY" presented by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver (she was wearing Joanna Mastroianni dress) held at Gracie Mansion, honoring individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and digital media industries.
“New York City can lay claim to many of the most talented people on the planet, and with tonight’s ‘Made in NY’ Awards we’re honoring some of the best of them,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “The extraordinary achievements of our ‘Made in NY’ Award honorees are a testament to the leadership position our City holds in the entertainment and media industries."
Here are the recipients:
Tony and Olivier Award-winning actor Alan Cumming
“Project Runway” host and executive producer Heidi Klum
Two time Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee
Five time Tony Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald
President of HBO Documentary Films Sheila Nevins
NYC-based blogging platform and social networking website Tumblr
Harvey and Bob Weinstein, founders of The Weinstein Company and Miramax Films.
Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Emmy Award-winning television host and broadcast journalist Barbara Walters.
Guest enjoyed a performance by Annaleigh Ashford from a Tony award winning musical "Kinky Boots" with music and lyrics by Cindy Lauper and the book by Harvey Fierstein.