Toni Braxton To Be Honored At 24th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards
October 23, 2014 at 5:03 AM (PT)
The BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD NAACP will present TONI BRAXTON with its prestigious SPIRIT AWARD. Her lifelong friend, KENNETH "BABYFACE" EDMONDS will do the honors at the 24th ANNUAL NAACP THEATRE AWARDS at the SABAN THEATRE on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17th.
The SPIRIT AWARD is presented every year to an individual who brings energy, tenacity, innovation, commitment, talent, and spirit, to the theater scene. TONI’s performance in the Broadway musical “After Midnight” alongside EDMONDS, serves as a testament to her talents.
“TONI BRAXTON is an amazing talent. Six GRAMMYS, seven AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, television and Broadway actress,” said NAACP THEATRE AWARDS Exec. Producer TIA BOYD. “We are thrilled to show our admiration and will highlight her theatrical career in a momentous way.”
KYM WHITLEY, star of OPRAH’s OWN network series, "Raising Whitley," is set to host this year’s awards show. The night will also feature special musical performances, and several award presenters such as SHARON LEAL, star of the new erotic thriller “Addicted," cast members from NBA star LeBRON JAMES' new cable series “Survivor’s Remorse," LAMORNE MORRIS of FOX’s “New Girl," SHANOLA HAMPTON of “Shameless," JAY ELLIS of “The Game” and COCOA BROWN of TYLER PERRY’s “The Single Moms Club." MACY GRAY, KEITH DAVID, TOMMY DAVIDSON and STEPHEN BISHOP will be among those who will present awards to this year's equity and local theatre award winners.