Barbara Cook, Harvey Fierstein, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Tune, Liz Callaway and More Pay Tribute to Sheldon Harnick Oct. 27
27 Oct 2013
Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo by Corey Hayes
Encompass New Opera celebrates lyricist, librettist and composer
Sheldon Harnick's 90th birthday with a Gala Musical Salute Oct. 27 at The National Arts Club.
The evening, which begins with a 6 PM reception, followed by the 7 PM entertainment, features the talents of Kate Baldwin,
Liz Callaway, Barbara Cook, Jason Danieley, Harvey Fierstein, David Garrison, Lisa Livesay, Sally Mayes, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Charlotte Rae, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Alexandra Silber, Matthew Sklar, Tommy Tune and Lynne Wintersteller as well as the Encompass Singers, Marie Anello, Jennifer Barsamian, Douglas Jabara, Eapen Leubner and Jody Sheinbaum.
The performers will offer songs all with lyrics penned by Harnick.
Read the recent Playbill interview with Harnick here.
Music directors/pianists are Beth Ertz, Tedd Firth, Jeffrey Saver and Mara Waldman with Danny Weller on bass. Gala producers are Michael A. Kerker and Nancy Rhodes.
Harold Prince is the Honorary Gala Chairman.
Jerry Bock, Harnick created the lyrics for Fiorello! (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize), (two Tony Awards, a Gold and Platinum record), Fiddler on the Roof (Grammy), She Loves Me and Tenderloin, The Rothschilds, The Apple Tree The Body Beautiful.
Past honorees include John Kander,
Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman, Jerry Bock, Maury Yeston, Joseph Stein, Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire, John Weidman, Marvin Hamlisch and Alan Menken.
The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South, New York City. Visit
encompassopera.org to buy tickets or call (718) 398-4675.
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