The Michael McCarty Award


Current Recipient: Helen Geller

Helen Geller has been named the recipient of the 2019 Michael McCarty Recognition Award.


The award was  presented at Actors’ Equity Association’s offices on Tujunga Blvd in Los Angeles on Monday January 28, 2019. 


This award is intended for a working actor who has made a life in the theatre.  Michael McCarty, a veteran Equity actor who died in 2015 in Santa Barbara at the age of 68, left a portion of his estate to establish an award to be presented annually by the Actors Equity Foundation to a stage actor over the age of 50 residing in Los Angeles.

"With literally decades in the entertainment industry, her proudest being on the Equity stage, no one is more deserving of thia award than Helen Geller. Her joy, brilliant talent, wry sense of humor, compassion and utter professionalism are a testament to our profession. She carries her passion for the arts, our union and humanity like a badge of honor. Plus, she can concoct a pretty wicked limerick" - Kevin McMahon

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Helen Geller


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