Theatre Museum Awards Honor Fiddler on the Roof Lyricist Sheldon Harnick May 16

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16 May 2011

Sheldon Harnick
Sheldon Harnick
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Tony Award-winning director Harold Prince is joined by Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, Rita Moreno and Boyd Gaines to honor Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick at the 2011 Theatre Museum Awards May 16 at the Players Club.

Award-winning scenic and costume designer Tony Walton directs the 6 PM event that features performances by Kuhn, McGillin, Moreno, Gaines, Jim Brochu, Gregg Edelman, Tovah Feldshuh, Jenny Fellner, Anita Gillette, Jessica Grove and Elizabeth Inghram.

Prince, who produced and directed the original Broadway production of She Loves Me, is on hand to present Harnick with the 2011 Career Achievement Award.

John Bolton serves as master of ceremonies. Mary-Mitchell Campbell is musical director.

Harnick penned lyrics to Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The Rothschilds and Fiorello!, all of which feature music by his late collaborator Jerry Bock. Harnick's new musical A Doctor in Spite of Himself, based on the Moliere classic, was recently staged at the William Inge Festival.



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

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.