9th Annual Backstage At The Geffen Gala

May 04, 2011

Last night, Tom Hanks attended the 9th Annual Backstage At The Geffen Gala which raises funds for Geffen’s Stage for Any Age programs, which help bring the excitement of live theater to 20,000 families and community members each year.
The event was hosted by Gil Gates and featured stars of the stage and screen including Carol Burnett, Rita Wilson, Kristin Chenoweth, Dana Delany, Ricky Jay, Jane Kaczmarek, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tracie Thoms and Bruce Vilanch.

Tom Hanks took the stage in a storm with a hilarious rant about his CAA agent Richard Lovett, a hilarious (and fairly accurate) impression of a phone call from Geffen Playhouse Producing Director Gil Cates, and after fessing up to the Kristin Chenoweth cell phone fiasco, Mr. Hanks gave a heartfelt presentation about the work CAA does both for the community and the Geffen Playhouse and welcomed managing partner David O’Connor onto the stage who accepted on behalf of the agency.

We've added some photos of the event to our gallery.


Tom Hanks was also interviewed by the AssociatedPress when he arrived. You can watch the short video in our archive.