"The Fred Ebb Award recognizes excellence in musical theatre songwriting, by a songwriter or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success," according to the foundation. "The award is meant to encourage and support aspiring songwriters to create new works for the musical theatre." ***
At left (from top): Peter Mills; Scott Ellis; Tom Pinckney; Debra Monk and John Kander; Jill Paice and Jason Danieley; Cheyenne Jackson and Daniel Reichard; Michael Rupert, Malcolm Gets and Carl Andress; Dee Hoty and Debra Monk; Melissa Errico and Jessica Grove.
photos by Aubrey Reuben