Openly gay writer, actor, director and producer Dan Levy will be honoured with the HRC Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Los Angeles Dinner on 28 March.
“Through his advocacy, his creative leadership, and his hilarious, authentic portrayal as David Rose on Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy is moving LGBTQ visibility forward by inspiring us to embrace all of who we are,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “By creating and inhabiting the world of Schitt’s Creek as a community where people are welcomed no matter who they are or whom they love, Levy is helping take all of us closer to that reality. We are incredibly excited to honour Dan Levy with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2020 Los Angeles Dinner.”
Levy told the HRC he is a “long-time admirer and supporter” of the organisation. “To be recognized by this organization means the world to me and I am incredibly touched by the honour.”
Levy is best known for his work on the ground-breaking comedy series, Schitt’s Creek, which he co-created with his father, Eugene Levy. In addition to being the co-creator, showrunner, executive producer, and writer of Schitt’s Creek, Levy stars as the hilarious David Rose, one of the first openly pansexual characters depicted on television.
In its fifth season, Schitt’s Creek earned four Emmy nominations including Best Comedy Series, a PGA Award nomination, a GLAAD Media nomination for Best Comedy Series, two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations including Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and five Critics’ Choice Award nominations including Best Comedy Series and one for Levy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
In 2019, Levy was featured on OUT Magazine’s Out 100 list, which honours the year’s most impactful and influential LGBTQ people.