Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Detroit Repertory Theatre Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration and Performance is the Annual Major Fundraiser for the Detroit Rep Theatre. Funds raised at the benefit go to the Theatre’s Working Capitol Fund. The Fund is used to help the Theatre meet financial obligations in a timely and efficient manner and help set the table for the generations ahead.

The Annual Black Tie Homecoming unites past Detroit Repertory artists and actors with loyal patrons of the Theatre to celebrate the cultural and civic power of the Rep and lend their support.

Michael Joseph, UAW Ford International representative, TV Host, producer

The 2019 Detroit Repertory Theatre Black Tie Gala is Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM. Individual tickets are $75 per person and include:

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

A champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a Ceremony hosted by Master of Ceremonies, UAW International Representative and TV host, producer, writer, actor, Michael Joseph. A Keynote Speech will be given by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib about the importance of the arts and the legacy of the Detroit Repertory Theatre followed by the annual presentation of Awards given to the Best Artists of the 18/19 Season as voted by the Theatre’s Subscribers. The evening will feature a presentation of the first play of the Rep’s 63rd Season, the Michigan Premiere comic/drama about friendship and family secrets, Channel Cat by Michigan writer, Joseph Zettelmaier. The night will wind down with a Champagne and Dessert Afterglow celebration in the Theatre Lobby and Gallery with the Detroit Rep’s Artists of the past, present and future.


MGM Grand Detroit

Funding for the Detroit Repertory Theatre comes from
the Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Shubert Foundation and the Ways & Means Community Foundation.


2016 Black Tie - S. Epatha Merkerson meets Bruce millan.