John Kander Earns Lifetime Achievement Honor from Broadway League | Playbill

News John Kander Earns Lifetime Achievement Honor from Broadway League Tony Award-winning composer John Kander, who is currently represented on Broadway with the long-running revival of Chicago and his latest musical The Visit, is the recipient of the Broadway League's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The awards celebrate excellence and achievement for touring Broadway and were announced during the Broadway League’s 2015 Spring Road Conference, a gathering of Broadway tour presenters from across the U.S.

The awards were created in 1992 to "recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft."

Kander, along with his late writing partner, lyricist Fred Ebb, is a three-time Tony Award winner for Kiss of the Spider Woman, Cabaret and Woman of the Year.

Read: Uncompromising and Entertaining – 50 Years of Kander and Ebb On Broadway

"John Kander is a celebrated composer who has created award-winning work for theatre, film, and television," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League in a statement. "Currently a 2015 Tony Award nominee for The Visit, Mr. Kander has given the world some of the great creations of the American musical stage, many of which have toured the country and the world."

Additional awards were presented to Mike Brand (Outstanding Achievement In Presenter Management), Paulette Hopkins (Outstanding Achievement In Road Marketing), Dana Brazil (Outstanding Achievement In Education And Engagement), Temah Higgins (George Macpherson Road Award), in addition to Procter & Gamble, Holly Reeves, and Greg and Rebecca Reid.

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