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Last night was a big night for the Cruise family, except that they were spread across the US. Tom Cruise and the cast of Valkyrie were in L.A. for their premiere at the Directors Guild of America while Katie Holmes was in NYC celebrating her birthday on Broadway.

Showing his true class and love for his wife Katie, Tom set up a surprise for Kate’s 30th birthday party and relied on John Lithgow to pull it off. As the curtains came down after her performance in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons, Lithgow took the stage.

“Tom Cruise, our good friend, devoted fan to the show, doting husband of Katie, could not be here tonight. He’s heartsick that he couldn’t be here…but he wanted to make his presence felt. So, he’s inviting all of you to celebrate Kate’s birthday.”

At that moment a five-tier birthday cake was wheeled onto stage and everyone sang happy birthday to Katie. Daughter Suri Cruise was there to join in her mommy’s celebration. Earlier in the day, mother and daughter visited nursery schools in NYC.

Son Connor Cruise had his own premiere for Seven Pounds, playing a younger version of Will Smith‘s character.

More Valkyrie premiere photos below.

Photos: Wenn