Tony winner Sheldon Harnick will present Burstein with the Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence, while Tony winner John Doyle will present Rivera with the Encompass Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the American Musical Theatre.
The evening, hosted by Thirteen/WNET and WQXR Radio's Midge Woolsey, will feature recollections and tributes by Harnick, Doyle, George Dvorsky, Tony winner Maury Yeston, and Tony winner Karen Ziemba. The musical entertainment will feature stars of stage and screen.
Beth Ertz is the music director-arranger-pianist, and Richard Pearson Thomas is the associate musical director. ASCAP's Michael A. Kerker and Encompass' Nancy Rhodes co-produce and direct.
The evening will begin at 5:30 PM with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by dinner at 6:30 and the musical program at 7:30, followed by champagne and dessert. The 2022 Gala Chairs are Daniel J. De Siena and Deborah Surdi.