A committee from the board voted, and Michael Hayden, who played Henry V and Richard II in repertory over the winter was one recipient; and I was the other, for my work in The Liar.

Michael Kahn (right, with me) said some lovely things about us at the dinner, and Michael Hayden and I both gave short speeches thanking people.

Blurgh. This is the best photo I could take of a glass trophy. It’ll look great next to my 1987 baseball MVP trophy and Jabba the Hutt figure on my mantel. If I had a mantel.

One more accolade, however: The Shakespeare Theatre has made both Miriam and me Affiliated Artists with the theater, which means we may be returning a bit more in DC over the years...

My attempts to hypnotize the audience with my mustache didn’t work.

Photos by Kevin Allen