Hal Prince, Rita Moreno, Judy Kuhn, Boyd Gaines Among Stars Who Will Honor Sheldon Harnick May 16

News   Hal Prince, Rita Moreno, Judy Kuhn, Boyd Gaines Among Stars Who Will Honor Sheldon Harnick May 16
Tony Award-winning director Harold Prince will be 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 on May 16.

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Presented at the Players Club, the 6 PM event will be directed by award-winning scenic and costume designer Tony Walton and will feature 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, will present Harnick with the 2011 Career Achievement Award.

John Bolton will serve as master of ceremonies. Mary-Mitchell Campbell will musical direct.

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, will be staged at the William Inge Festival April 13.

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.

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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