The 28th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre were presented February 5 in a private ceremony hosted by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop at the ASCAP headquarters in New York City.
The prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricists went to Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, and the prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist went to Christian Duhamel.
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Go Inside the 28th Annual Kleban Prize Ceremony
The Kleban Foundation was established in 1988 under the will of Edward L. Kleban, best known as the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist of the musical A Chorus Line. Kleban’s will made provisions for two annual prizes, which in recent years have totaled $100,000 each, payable over two years.