Theatre Museum Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick, Bonnie Comley and More

News   Theatre Museum Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick, Bonnie Comley and More
 
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick will be honored at the 2011 Theatre Museum Awards, which will be presented May 16 at the New York Players Club.

Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Award-winning scenic and costume designer Tony Walton will direct the evening that will begin at 6 PM.

Three-time Tony winner Harnick, who penned lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me and Fiorello!, will be presented with the Career Achievement Award.

Also honored will be producer Bonnie Comley (The Merchant of Venice, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, War Horse), who will receive the Service to the Theatre Award; American Vaudeville Museum founder and author Frank Cullen, who will receive the Theatre History Preservation Award; and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which will be presented with the Theatre Arts Education Award.

Additional performance details for the 2011 Theatre Museum Awards will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 2003, the Theatre Museum is New York's first and only chartered, non-profit museum dedicated to the history of theatre. Its primary mission is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of theatre through innovative programming.

For more information about the Theatre Museum and the awards, visit TheTheatreMuseum.

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