Penny Fuller, Jason Graae, Sheldon Harnick, Marc Kudisch, Rebecca Luker, Amanda McBroom, Erin Mackey, Karen Mason, Charles Strouse, KT Sullivan, Karen Ziemba and David Zippel, in addition to surprise guests performed. Beth Ertz served as music director and arranger.
Barbara Cook and Lee Adams Honored by Encompass New Opera
The gala was produced by Michael A. Kerker and Nancy Rhodes.
This concert, which coincides with Cook's 88th birthday, is 12th in a series of musical salutes. Past honorees include Sheldon Harnick (both for his 80th and 90th birthdays), John Kander, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman, Jerry Bock, Maury Yeston, Joseph Stein, Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire, John Weidman, Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Menken, Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori.
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