The Music Committee and the Theatre/Drama Committee of the National Arts Club presented Cook with her award at a private reception and dinner at the club's Manhattan home at 15 Gramercy Park South. Previous Medal of Honor winners include Marilyn Horne, Joseph Volpe, James Galway, Roberta Peters, André Previn, Kurt Masur, Itzhak Perlman, Placido Domingo, James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Marian Anderson, Frederica von Stade, Richard Rodgers and Leonard Bernstein, among others.
At left (from top): Barbara Cook and Donna McKechnie; Sheldon and Margery Harnick; Tammy Grimes, KT Sullivan and Joel Vig; Barbara Cook and National Arts Club president O. Aldon James, Jr.; David Zippel and KT Sullivan.
Below: Margery and Sheldon Harnick, and Barbara Cook at the National Arts Club ceremony.
photos by Aubrey Reuben