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Memorial Celebration for Julie Harris Dec 3 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Memorial Celebration for Julie Harris Dec 3 at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Photo: Ben Pesner


Memorial Celebration


Tuesday, December 3 at 12 pm

Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre

There will be a memorial celebration of the actress, Julie Harris, on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 12 noon at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre on 242 West 45th Street. Among her friends gathering to celebrate Miss Harris will be Zoe Caldwell, Rosemary Harris, Cherry Jones, Hal Holbrook and Christopher Plummer. The public is welcome.


Miss Harris, often called the first lady of the American theatre, set a record of ten Tony nominations and five Tony Award wins for Best Leading Actress in a play with a sixth Tony for Lifetime Achievement. In 1950, she amazed theatre audiences and critics alike when, at the age of 24, she played the 12 year-old Frankie Adams in Carson McCullers “The Member of the Wedding”. Her name went above the title with her next play, John van Druten’s “I Am A Camera”, and remained there through the next several decades. Her film work included “East of Eden” opposite James Dean, “Requiem for a Heavyweight” with Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney, and Jackie Gleason, “The Haunting”, with Clare Bloom and “Reflections in a Golden Eye” with Brain Keith, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.

While she loved her film and television work, her heart was always in the theatre and few actors have been so admired both on and off the stage.

In 2001, she suffered a stroke, which compromised her ability to speak but she continued to do small roles in films and last appeared on stage in 2008. She died in her home on August 24th of this year from congestive heart failure but not before being honored in 2005 by the Kennedy center for her lifetime contribution to the arts in America.

Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell