Tony Award® Winner and LPTW Member
Interviewed by David Gordon
produced by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
This event, which is open to the public, is part of the League of Professional Theatre Women’s (LPTW) Oral History Interviews Program in partnership with the library and is a highlight of LPTW’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
TAMARA TUNIE has starred for 23 seasons as medical examiner "Dr. Melinda Warner" in the top-rated series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She starred as Cissy Houston in Sony Films’ I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY. Amongst many other performance credits, Ms. Tunie is a Founder of Black Theatre United. She is Chair Emerita of the Board of Directors of Figure Skating in Harlem, serves on the Board of Directors at Harlem Stage/The Gatehouse, The City Theatre in Pittsburgh, and is on the Advisory Board of Hearts of Gold. In 2005, Mayor Bloomberg awarded Ms. Tunie the “Made in New York Award” for her support and commitment to Film, Television and Theater. Ms. Tunie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Carnegie-Mellon University, and now serves on its Board of Trustees.
The interview is videotaped for posterity at the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Hearing Tamara Tunie express her thoughts and recollections about her life and career will be fascinating and enlightening for those who use the Archive.
Wednesday, May 17th @ 1pm
House opens at 12:30pm. Arrive Early. First Come. First Seated.
Bruno Walter Auditorium
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
West 65th Street at the corner of Amsterdam Ave, NYC
House opens at 12:30pm. Arrive early. First come. First seated.
While tickets are free, seating is granted on a first come first serve basis.
At 12:50pm, seats will be given out to the wait list regardless of reservation status.
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