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LESLIE UGGAMS TO BE HONORED AT YORK THEATRE COMPANY GALA ON NOVEMBER 14
November 14, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
TONY AWARD-WINNNG MUSICAL THEATER ICON
TO RECEIVE THE 2022 OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD
FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATER
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY’S
30TH OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD GALA
TO BE HELD MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022
AT THE EDISON ROOFTOP
TO RECEIVE THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY FOUNDERS’ AWARD
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New York, NY – The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor Tony Award-winning musical theater icon Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!, Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater and Ted Chapin with The York Theatre Company Founders’ Award at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, to be held on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop (223 West 46th Street).
The celebratory evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:00pm and a seated dinner at 7:00pm, followed by a concert and award ceremony at 8:00pm. Guests with VIP tickets will have the opportunity to take photos with the honorees and enjoy other perks throughout the evening. Michael Unger (The York’s former Associate Artistic Director and current Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee) is set to direct the evening’s celebration. For additional information, pricing, and reservations, please visit yorktheatre.org/support/oscar-hammerstein or contact Nick Gerrity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Morgan, The York’s Producing Artistic Director, noted, “Two show business trailblazers—one on stages and screens of all sizes, the other behind the scenes—Leslie Uggams and Ted Chapin have had tremendous impact on musical theater of the last half-century, and we are thrilled to be honoring them.”
The Oscar Hammerstein Award is named in honor of the legendary lyricist and librettist who helped shape American musical theater through his collaborations with a number of different composers and writers. His contributions to such landmark musicals as Show Boat, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and Carousel are a legacy for all time. The award was created in 1988 by Janet Hayes Walker, Founding Artistic Director of The York Theatre Company, and is presented with the endorsement of the Hammerstein family and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. Its purpose is to recognize significant outstanding achievement in musical theater and is presented at a gala evening held for the benefit of The York Theatre Company.
Past recipients of the Oscar Hammerstein Award include Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, Harold Prince, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Stone, David Merrick, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally, Cameron Mackintosh, Carol Channing, Tony Walton, Joseph Stein, George S. Irving, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Thomas Meehan, Barbara Cook, Paul Gemignani, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, Angela Lansbury, Joel Grey, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, Susan Stroman, André De Shields, and most recently Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire.