Wire*— Phoenix Theatre is proud to announce that their Producing Artistic Director Michael Barnard has been chosen as a recipient of the esteemed Ellis Island Medal of Honor!

Image courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre and the Ellis Island Honor Society.

“The Ellis Island Medals of Honor embody the spirit of America in their salute to tolerance, brotherhood, diversity and patriotism. Honorees may be native-born or naturalized, but most importantly, they are individuals who have made it their mission to share their wealth of knowledge, indomitable courage, boundless compassion, unique talents and selfless generosity with those less fortunate.”

“Since the Medal was founded in 1986, EIHS has honored distinguished and diverse Americans including seven Presidents of the United States, Vice-President Joe Biden, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Nobel laureates Elie Wiesel and Malala Yousafzai, Coretta Scott King, John Sculley, Muhammad Ali, Lee Iacocca and Rosa Parks, among other outstanding Americans.” – Ellis Island Honor Society.

Michael Barnard will be traveling this spring to accept this prestigious award at the Ellis Island Honor Society’s annual gala. Other 2018 Medalists include Henry Louis Gates Jr., Albert II Prince of Monaco, and Congressman Adam Schiff.

Featured image courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre and the Ellis Island Honor Society.

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