James L. Nederlander and the Nederlander Organization host a memorial tribute for James M. Nederlander, the chairman of the Nederlander Organization who passed away in July 2016 at the age of 94, April 10.
The celebration, which is open to the general public, is held at the Minskoff Theatre (located at Broadway and 45th Street) beginning at 3 PM. Friends and a few special guests are scheduled to share their memories of Mr. Nederlander.
James M. Nederlander built The Nederlander Organization, one of the largest private live entertainment companies in the world that now encompasses venue ownership and management, theatrical producing, concert presentation, merchandising, concessions, and patron services. Beloved by the industry, Mr. Nederlander was the recipient of many distinguished honors, including the United Nations Foundation Champion Award (2012), The Broadway League’s Schoenfeld Vision for Arts Education Award (2011), the New York Pops' Man of the Year (2008), the Tony Award Special Tony Award for Life Time Achievement (2004), The Actors Fund Medal of Honor (2002), United Jewish Appeal-New York Federations’ Bernard B. Jacobs Excellence in the Theatre Award (1997), and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located outside the Pantages Theatre.
In 2009, the National High School Musical Theater Award was established and named The Jimmy Award to celebrate his career-long dedication to supporting young talent. Mr. Nederlander received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts at the Forty-third Commencement exercises at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine and Graduate School on May 12, 2014.