Photo Call: Winners of 2015 Ed Kleban Prizes Bestowed June 22

News   Photo Call: Winners of 2015 Ed Kleban Prizes Bestowed June 22 The Kleban Foundation bestowed the 25th Annual Kleban Awards for outstanding up-and-coming musical theatre writers in a private ceremony June 22 hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP headquarters opposite Lincoln Center in New York.

As announced in April, the prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist will go to Sam Willmott, and the prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist will go to Sam Carner. The Kleban Foundation was established in 1988 under the will of Edward L. Kleban, best known as the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist of the musical A Chorus Line. Kleban's will made provisions for two annual prizes, which in recent years have totaled $100,000 each, payable over two years, to be given to the most promising lyricist and librettist in American Musical Theatre. The award, according to press notes, is "bestowed not just for an artist's previous achievements, but for the promise of creativity to come."

Here's a look at the June 22 ceremony:

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