By Andrew Gans
19 Nov 2012
Scheduled to perform are Kate Baldwin, Mario Cantone, Jenn Colella, Josh Grisetti, Tony winner George Hearn, Marin Mazzie, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and Chip Zien with a special appearance by Alice Hammerstein Mathias.
The evening begins with a reception at 6 PM followed by dinner at 7 PM and the awards ceremony and entertainment beginning at 8:30 PM.
The Oscard Hammerstein Award, named in honor of the prolific lyricist, recognizes "significant lifetime achievement in musical theatre." The award is presented at an annual gala which benefits The York Theatre Company, and is presented with the endorsement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the Hammerstein Family. Past recipients include Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Harold Prince, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Stone, David Merrick, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally, Cameron Mackintosh, Carol Channing, Tony Walton, Joseph Stein, George S. Irving, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Thomas Meehan and Barbara Cook.
Benefit Committee co-chairs are Stephanie Cooper-Clarke, Margery Jassy and Charlotte Rosenblatt.
The Edison Ballroom is at 240 W. 47th Street. For additional information, pricing and reservations, visit yorktheatre.org or call (212) 935-5824, ext. 215.
The York Theatre Company is the only theatre in New York City "dedicated to developing and fully producing new musicals and rediscovering neglected, notable shows from the past." James Morgan is producing artistic director.