Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture: An Evening with Rita Moreno
University of Puget Sound presents Rita Moreno in conversation with Associate Professor of History Andrew Gomez
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno will deliver the Susan Resneck Pierce Lecture in Public Affairs and the Arts on Monday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in Schneebeck Concert Hall. Tickets for the event are $45 and can be purchased at tickets.pugetsound.edu. The event will include an introduction by University of Puget Sound President Isiaah Crawford, a conversation with Moreno and Associate Professor of History Andrew Gomez, and a brief Q&A.
Rita Moreno is a true Hollywood and Broadway legend having been honored and recognized for her acclaimed performances during her more than 80-year career. She has won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy. Her countless credits span more than eight decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. Moreno has starred on Broadway and London's West End, appeared in more than 40 feature films and countless television shows, and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one-woman show, Life Without Makeup, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She continues to tour the country appearing at speaking engagements and lectures and continues to act, appearing the in the upcoming films Fast X and Family Leave. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir.
Recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, she was also honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She also served as Grand Marshal for both the Rose Parade and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Moreno received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush and the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama.
Puget Sound is pleased to welcome Rita Moreno to campus for an exploration of her incredible life and career. Established in 2002 in honor of President Emerita Susan Resneck Pierce, this lecture series brings to campus public intellectuals, writers, and artists of high recognition in public affairs and the arts.
Schneebeck Concert Hall