Waterston, who starred alongside Orbach in Law + Order, hosted the memorial show at the Richard Rodgers Theater, where Orbach starred in Chicago in the 1970s.
The tribute featured clips from the late actor's TV shows and movies.
Orbach died of prostate cancer in December (04) at the age of 69.
Waterston called him, "Mr Broadway, the BABE RUTH of the boards," adding, "his record will be very hard to beat.
"He gave more performances as a leading actor in Broadway musicals than any other actor."
Orbach's widow, ELAINE ORBACH, revealed the romantic actor used to leave her a poem every morning before he left for work.25/03/2005 20:18