October 30, 2007

Christian Hoff Receives YMCA Award!

October 30th, 2007

Primenewswire.com reports that the YMCA of Greater New York honored actors, artists, authors and musicians at its annual Arts & Letters Auction and Reception last night. Among the award winners was Christian Hoff!

The annual benefit, held at the Rainbow Room, presented the Virtual Y Excellence Award to Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, in adition to Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “Angels in America,”and Dominic Carter, author of “No Momma’s Boy: A Memoir” (iUniverse, 2007) and NY1 political reporter.

“The individuals we honor tonight exemplify the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility,” said Jack Lund, President and CEO of the YMCA of Greater New York. “We are proud to honor Tony Kushner, Christian Hoff and Dominic Carter with the Virtual Y Excellence Award…”

The highlights of the evening included performances by the ballroom dancers of the Staten Island YMCA’s Virtual Y program at PS 44, a reading by Carter, a selection from Jersey Boys by Hoff and a staging of a scene from “Angels in America.”

Congratulations to Christian on this outstanding award!


  1. Congratulations Christian, what a wonderful award to add to your collection…You deserve it Mr. Hoff, how nice for you. I know you will be getting many more awards, because of the man you are…All the best,Jody

    Comment by Jody Cardillo — October 30, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

  2. “Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility”…Christian Hoff


    Comment by David Cace — October 31, 2007 @ 5:40 am

  3. Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility… in two words- true character! Like others with these traits, so much is done quietly. Congratulations, Christian.

    Comment by Audrey — October 31, 2007 @ 6:56 am

  4. Wow, congratulations Christian – that’s so wonderful!
    It’s true that you embody these qualities; so nice and humbling to receive an award for it. Blessings, Dina

    Comment by Dina — October 31, 2007 @ 7:24 am

  5. Christian you are a true humanitarian. This award could not have been given to a better person. You are truly the nicest person I have ever met. You deserve all the awards that are given to you. Don’t ever change you are an awesome human being. You are Tommy Devito to me you do him so well. Hope all your family is safe after all the fires in So. Calif. You are all in my prays.

    Comment by gail drouillard — October 31, 2007 @ 8:14 am

  6. Christian,

    Congratulations! You’re honesty, caring and kind heart shine through always in your performance and in the way you treat others…..especially your fans at the stage door. You so deserve all the wonderful awards that are coming your way. I respect and admire you very much, you are an amazing person, not to mention incredibly talented.

    All best, Christian,

    Comment by Wanda — October 31, 2007 @ 8:18 am

  7. Hi Christian. Can’t believe I log on a few minutes late this morning to this wonderful news and see about a thousand comments echoing the same congratulatory thoughts I have. I echo Audrey’s feelings above– true character with so much done quietly.

    It seems like a long time ago when you and I first connected via e-mail and our first meeting at the BC/EFA Flea Market in 2006. Since then, I’ve seen you at numerous events and at the stage door many times, always with your never-ending graciousness and humility to my friends and me.

    But the moment that will always stand out for me was opening my e-mail on my birthday last winter to receive your personalized best wishes. I still can’t get over a talented actor with the biggest award on Broadway taking his precious time to make the birthday of a relative stranger so special!

    I think we’re all thrilled, too, that you’ll be remaining with “Jersey Boys” for at least the near future. I look forward to many more visits at the stage door. Bravo, Christian!

    Comment by Howard Tucker — October 31, 2007 @ 9:01 am

  8. Congratulations Christian. I echo Wanda’s words “kind heart”. You truly have one and show it in so many ways. We are all so lucky to be a part of your Broadway “comeback”.

    Comment by Melissa — October 31, 2007 @ 9:13 am

  9. Most deserving to a truly talented and awesome human being. Best wishes for continued success in your chosen field. You have made all of Jersey Boys fans feel so special. Thanks, Christian.

    Comment by LindaL — October 31, 2007 @ 10:00 am

  10. Congratulations Christian,

    You are as gracious and kind as you are talented. This is just another milestone is an amazing career. Looking forward to seeing you again in Jersey Boys, before January.


    Comment by Pamela — October 31, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

  11. Christian, this award may not be the flashiest award you’ll ever receive, but it seems fitting for a man of integrity, compassion and philanthropy like you. Your kindness towards others, putting awkward admirers at ease, your quiet behind the scenes philanthropic work and the time you take to share your talent is a true gift, and it is nice to know that such hard work is acknowledged. Congratulations! Put that award next to your Tony and similar awards…but leave space for others to follow!

    Comment by LuluThompson — October 31, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

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