Hank Walter, Reporter, Speechwriter, Tenor, Poet, Dies at 88

 Henry “Hank” C. Walter, beloved Inner Circle member and past president, died Nov. 17, 2016 after a brief illness. He was a day shy of his 89th birthday. Hank became a member of the Inner Circle in 1956, during Mayor Robert Wagner’s tenure, and served as president in 1963. Here more…

Watch “Shamilton” and Mayor Bill’s C-P-T Rebuttal

  For your viewing pleasure, here are the videos of Acts 1 and 2 of our 2016 show, “Shamilton,” along with two versions of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s rebuttal. One version contains the controversial “C-P-T” skit with Hillary Clinton and Leslie Odom Jr. that sparked national headlines in the middle more…

1946 Inner Circle Cover Resurfaces in Time for 2016 Show

The cover art for the Inner Circle’s 1946 show, “Shamrock and Sickle” recently turned up, just in time to mark its 70th anniversary. New York City was a very different town back then. World War II ended months earlier in August 1945. The subway cost a nickel, the harbor was more…

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