On December 4, The York Theatre Company honored musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks; I Do, I Do!; 110 in the Shade; Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. The duo was honored at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, held at The Asia Society in New York City.
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The York Theatre Company is dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of classic shows.
The Oscar Hammerstein Award, created in 1988 by Janet Hayes Walker, founding artistic director of The York Theatre Company, recognizes significant lifetime achievement in musical theatre. Past recipients include Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Harold Prince, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Stone, David Merrick, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally, Cameron Mackintosh, Carol Channing, Tony Walton, Joseph Stein, George S. Irving, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Thomas Meehan, Barbara Cook, Paul Gemignani, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Angela Lansbury, and Joel Grey.