Tony winner Julie Taymor poses next to her portrait at Sardi's.
Tony winner Julie Taymor poses next to her portrait at Sardi's.
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Broadway innovator Julie Taymor was honored with a Sardi's portrait on Friday, November 3.

Composer Lebo M. had a big smile ready for collaborator Julie Taymor.
Composer Lebo M. had a big smile ready for collaborator Julie Taymor.
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The winner of two Tony Awards, Taymor was joined by producers Nelle Nugent and Thomas Schumacher, composer Lebo M., lyricisit Tim Rice, cast members of The Lion King and M. Butterfly, and Sardi's president Max Klimavicius.

The Lion King lyricist Tim Rice was happy to see Julie Taymor for her big celebration.
The Lion King lyricist Tim Rice was happy to see Julie Taymor for her big celebration.
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Taymor began her Broadway career with the 1997 musical Juan Darien. Her sophomore work, The Lion King, is the global pride of Broadway. It recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary at the Minskoff Theatre. The show was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won five, including Best Costume Design and Best Director for Taymor. She also directed Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, which opened June 14, 2011, and ran until January 4, 2014, at the historic Foxwoods Theatre. Most recently, she directed the currently running revival of M. Butterfly, starring Clive Owen, at the Cort Theatre.

The party never stops at Sardi's.
The party never stops at Sardi's.
(© David Gordon)

For tickets and information to The Lion King, click here.

For tickets and information to M. Butterfly, click here.