the Oscar Hammerstein award & gala

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Can't make it to this years Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala?
Consider making a donation in honor of Susan Stroman.

TICKET PRICING

If you have any questions regarding ticketing for this years Oscar Hammerstein Award gala, please feel free to contact Director of Development Shana Farr at 212-935-5824, ext. 214, or sfarr@yorktheatre.org!

Diamond Level

Diamond Table | $25,000
Twenty VIP Tickets to the Cocktail Reception
Two Premier VIP Tables for Dinner and Show
Opportunity to have an artist(s) join you at your tables
Lead Recognition on the Gala Materials
Full Ad in Journal
For you and your guests: One Complimentary Ticket to a York Mainstage Production 2018/19 Season (total 20)
For you and your guests: York Plus!  Membership* (total 20)
* If you currently do not have a York Plus!  Membership

Emerald Level

Emerald Table | $10,000
Eight VIP Tickets to the Cocktail Reception
VIP Table at Seated Dinner and Show
Full Ad in Journal
Listing in the Gala Journal
For you and your guests: One Complimentary Ticket to a York Mainstage Production 2018/19 Season (total 8)
For you and your guests: York Plus! Membership* (total 8)
* If you currently do not have a York Plus! Membership

RUBY Level

Ruby | $5,000
Four VIP Tickets to the Cocktail Reception
Premier Seating at Seated Dinner and Show
Half-Page Ad in Journal
Listing in the Gala Journal
For you and your guests: One Complimentary Ticket to a York Mainstage Production 2018/19 Season (total 4)
For you and your guests: York Plus! Membership* (total 4)
* If you currently do not have a York Plus! Membership

SAPPHIRE Level

Sapphire | $1,000
One VIP Ticket to the Cocktail Reception
Seating at Dinner and Show
Quarter-Page Ad in the Gala Journal
Listing in the Gala Journal
York Plus! Membership*
* If you currently do not have a York Plus! Membership

PEARL Level

Pearl | $650
One Ticket to the Cocktail Reception
Seating at Dinner and Show
York Membership*
* If you currently do not have a York Membership

Can't make it to this years Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala?
You can still be involved! Consider making a donation in honor of Susan Stroman.

York Plus! Membership Benefits

York Plus! Membership includes:
Two (2) complimentary tickets to one preview performance of your choice per Season
30% Discount on all tickets to York Theatre Company Productions with a limit of four (4) per production
Complimentary advance reservation the Developmental Reading Series
Complimentary beverage at York productions (ONE per Membership)
Ability to Exchange Tickets Up to 48 Hours in Advance
Exclusive Member Pre-Sale Opportunities
Waived Online and Phone Ticket Fees
Members-Only Parking Rate at Icon Parking Garage
Access to Special Discounts at Local Restaurants
50% Off All Lobby Concessions
20% Off All Lobby Merchandise
Priority Access to Special Events

The Oscar Hammerstein Award is named in honor of the legendary lyricist and librettist who helped shape American musical theatre through his collaborations with a number of different composers and writers.  The award was created in 1988 by Janet Hayes Walker, the Founding Artistic Director of The York Theatre Company, and is presented with the endorsement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the Hammerstein family.

The Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala is the major annual fundraising event of The York, a mainstay of the Off-Broadway scene for over 45 years.  Past recipients 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, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Carol Channing, Tony Walton, Joseph Stein, Thomas Meehan, Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, Barbara Cook, Paul Gemignani, Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty,  Angela Lansbury, Joel Grey, and most recently, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt.

Previous Awards & Galas

2017 - tom jones & harvey schmidt

The 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award was presented on Monday, December 4, 2016 to Broadway legend Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt. The event also featured Gretchen Cryer & Nancy Ford, Robert Cuccioli, John Davidson, Rita Gardner, Adam Kantor, Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Samantha Massell, Michele McConnell, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Randy Rainbow, Ben Rimalower, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber, Lesley Ann Warren, Susan Watson, Well-Strung, Betsy Wolfe, and Freddie Gershon.

2016 - Joel Grey

The 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award was presented on Monday, December 5, 2016 to Broadway legend Joel Grey. The event also featured Carolee Carmello, Robert Creighton, Christine Ebersole, Sutton Foster, Bebe Neuwirth, Rory O'Malley, and Bernadette Peters.

2015 - angela lansbury

The York Theatre Company hosted the 24th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, November 16th, 2015 in honor of Angela Lansbury.