Judith Light and Robert Desiderio

Narrators for Lincoln Portrait
April 21, 2018 Gala Concert

ROBERT DESIDERIO has worked on the stage in New York, in radio, film, and television, appearing on Cheers, and on The Sopranos and Maximum Security for HBO, and Heart of the City for ABC to name a few.

He is currently writing novels and developing projects for film and television. His film, Save Me, premiered at Sundance.

He is honored to be part of this extraordinary event.

JUDITH LIGHT is known for her extensive body of work onstage, in television and film. She is currently starring in Amazon Prime’s Golden Globe winning series, “Transparent,” created by Jill Soloway for which she has received two Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe nomination and three Critics’ Choice nominations.  Earlier this year, Light received critical acclaim for her role in Ryan Murphy’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” on FX.

Light recently finished filming the CBS All Access drama series “The Good Fight” by the creators of “The Good Wife”.  She stars in the upcoming Lifetime film opposite Christina Ricci, “Nellie Bly”.  Additional upcoming films include the independent drama “Ms. White Light,” and “Hot Air”with Steve Coogan.

Light received a Tony nomination for the play Lombardi, followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for the plays, “Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz and “The Assembled Parties” by Richard Greenberg. For her performance in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Wit”, she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards.

Light’s most recent theatrical endeavors include a one-woman play entitled, “All the Ways to Say I Love You” by Neil LABute for the MCC theatre which she recorded for Audible. She also starred with Al Pacino in the play “God Looked Away” by Dotson Rader at the Pasadena Playhouse

Light starred in the television series, “Who’s the Boss,” and received two consecutive Emmy awards for her work on “One Life to Live.” Other television work includes the Emmy winning series, “Ugly Betty”, which garnered her an Emmy nomination, “Law and Order, SVU” and “Dallas.” She starred in and produced, through her production company, the film, “Save Me”, which was written by her husband Robert Desiderio and premiered at Sundance.

Light has performed in Europe, in several repertory companies across the country, and at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Foundation and the Ojai playwrights conference

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Light has been a longtime advocate in the fight to end HIV/ Aids and has been a champion for LGBTQ & human rights.  She is an active participant in a variety of organizations including Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids, Point Foundation, Elton John AIDS foundation and numerous others.