November 14, 2010 at The National Arts Club

Honoring Academy-Award and Tony-Award winning creators:

David Shire has composed for theatre, films, television and recordings (winning the Academy Award for Best Song from the film Norma Rae). He and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. wrote the scores for the Tony nominated Broadway musicals Baby and Big (book by John Weidman); and the Off Broadway reviews, Starting Here, Starting Now (Grammy nomination for Best Cast Album) and Closer Than Ever.

Richard Maltby, Jr. was the co-lyricist for Miss Saigon, and he conceived and directed Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Fosse, the only two musical revues ever to win the Tony Award for Best Musical. He was director/co-lyricist for the American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance starring Bernadette Peters.

John Weidman wrote the book for Pacific Overtures (Tony Award nominations, Best Book and Best Musical), Score by Stephen Sondheim, and Assassins (Tony Award, Best Musical revival), Score by Stephen Sondheim; and he co-created Contact (Tony Award, Best Musical) with choreographer/director Susan Stroman. Since 1986, he has written for Sesame Street, receiving 11 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Children’s Program.

Stars of Broadway, Television & Film

* Fred Applegate * Liz Callaway * Mario Cantone * Cicily Daniels *
* Michael K. Lee * Julia Lema * Arthur W. Marks *
* James Moye * Michael Rose * Tony Perry *
Amy Jo Phillips * Alexander Scheitinger *
* Lynne Wintersteller * B. D. Wong * Karen Ziemba *

Beth Ertz, Paul Ford, Scott Frankel, Alva Nelson, Alex Rybeck

And surprise guests!

Performed a variety of music by
David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr. and selections from the musicals of Scott Frankel, Stephen Sondheim & John Weidman

Recollections By
Sheldon Harnick * Susan Stroman * Maury Yeston

Photos from the Gala!