150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COOPER UNION
I directed six evenings celebrating speakers who have graced the stage of The Great Hall at the Cooper Union. All evenings were produced by David Greenstein
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THE ARTS & LITERATURE EVENING - BACK ROW: Isiah Sheffer, Tony Kushner, ____, William Germano, Salman Rushdie, Michael Unger, David Greenstein, Louis Rosen, Olympia Dukakis - FRONT ROW: Siri Hustvedt, Dr. George Campbell, Capathia Jenkins
THE LINCOLN EVENING - David Greenstein, Hon. Mario Cuomo, Harold Holtzer, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Lang, Cathleen Chalfant, Andre DeShields, director Michael Unger, Senior VP Ronni Denes and The Cooper Union Chorus (with James Stovall) on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's "Right Makes Might" speech at the Cooper Union
Jessica Reiner-Harris, Mark Chmiel, Janet Metz after the Science and Technology Evening
With Richard Dreyfuss after the Lincoln Evening
With Andre De Sheilds after the Lincoln Evening
Behind the "Lincoln Podium" - the actual podium from which Abraham Lincoln spoke 150 years ago
Richard Kind and Janet Metz after the Science and Technology evening.
Janet Metz, Harold Varmus, Michael Unger
I had the pleasure of directing six evenings that celebrated the sesquicentennial of The Cooper Union and its famous Great Hall. Topics included Electoral Politics, Science & Technology, Arts & Literature, Radical Politics and Abolitionism. The celebration culminated on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous 1860 “Right Makes Might” speech that many believe won him the candidacy. Performers in the series included Hon. Mario Cuomo, Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, Olympia Dukakis, Kathleen Chalfant, Richard Dreyfuss, David Strathairn, Stephen Lang, Amy Goodman, Barbara Feldon, Richard Kind, Adam Gopnik, Dr. George Campbell, Nobel Prize winner Harold E. Varmus, Harold Holtzer and several Broadway personalities.