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HONORING

maltby & shire circle

RICHARD MALTBY, JR.

& DAVID SHIRE

(BabyBigCloser Than EverStarting Here, Starting Now; and more)

FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSICAL THEATER

THE YORK FOUNDERS' AWARD TO

ELISA LOTI STEIN

Monday, november 1, 2021

At The edison Ballroom, NYC

MUSIC DIRECTION

DENIZ CORDELL

DIRECTED BY

MICHAEL UNGER

TICKET LEVELS:

Diamond | $10,000

10 VIP Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet Area

Premium Seating at Dinner and Show

Two bottles of champagne per table

Full-page ad in journal

Recognition from the stage

10 tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

Emerald | $5,700

6 VIP Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet Area

Premium Seating at Dinner and Show

Half-page ad in journal

6 preview tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

RUBY | $3,900

4 VIP Tickets to Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet Area

Premium Seating at Dinner and Show

Half-page ad in journal

4 preview tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

SAPPHIRE | $1,000

1 VIP Ticket to Cocktail Reception and Red Carpet Area

Premium Seating at Dinner and Show

Quarter-page ad in journal

1 pair of preview tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

PEARL | $600

1 Ticket to Cocktail Reception

Seating at Dinner and Show

1 pair of preview tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

NEW! GenYork (for Patrons 35 & Under)  | $450

1 Ticket to Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Seating at Dinner and Show

1 pair of preview tickets to Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood or a future 2021/2022 Mainstage production

or contact Alana Graber, director of development at agraber@yorktheatre.org or 315-243-4987

Can't Attend?

Make a 100% tax-deductible gift to honor the 29th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Honorees Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire, The York Founders' Award Honoree Elisa Loti Stein and The York Theatre Company.

Covid-19 protocols

For everyone’s protection and peace of mind, The York Theatre Company requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine for our audiences—as well as artists and staff. The York will require proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test for anyone unvaccinated due to a disability or religious belief, or for anyone under the age of 12.

By purchasing a ticket to a York Theatre Company event, the patron agrees to abide by all COVID-19 safety protocols as determined by The York Theatre Company at the time of the event. This could include but is not limited to mask wearing, temperature checks, proof of vaccination, social distancing, and use of credit cards to purchase concessions and merchandise. The patron agrees to adjust any behavior as instructed by members of The York Theatre Company staff, should a staff member determine such behavior to be unsafe and request such an adjustment.

By entering a York Theatre Company event, the patron assumes all risks associated with entering a place of public gathering and voluntarily waives any and all claims and potential claims against The York Theatre Company elating to COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or that arise from or relate in any way to, however caused, the risk of exposure or actual or alleged exposure to a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, in each case whether the actual or alleged circumstances giving rise to any claim or potential claim occur before, during, or after the event.  

The Edison Ballroom uses Merv-13 in all AC and forced air units to keep or guests healthy throughout the event. Please CLICK HERE for more information regarding The Edison Ballroom's COVID-19 Action Plans.

THE OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN AWARD

This 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 New York theater for over 50 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, Tom Jones & Harvey SchmidtSusan Stroman, and most recently, André De Shields.

Previous Awards & Galas

2019 - André De Shields

The 28th Oscar Hammerstein Award was presented on Monday, November 11, 2019 to Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor, André De Shields. De Shields is probably most known for his stellar performances in Hadestown, Ain't Misbehavin', The Wiz, and The Full Monty. The event was hosted by Charlayne Woodard and included special guest appearances by John Ellison Conlee, Robert Creighton, Darius De Haas, Jeffry Denman, Dawn Driver, Mercedes Ellington, Kylie Kuioka, Teresa Eyring, Ron Lucas, Richard Maltby, Jr., Larry Owens, Tony Perry, Malvinna Rose, Melissa Schott, Marc Shaiman, Edward Tolve, Ekele Ukegbu, Ben Vereen, Anita Welch, Freida Williams, Patrick Wilson, David Yazbek, The Alumni Ensemble of The Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem, Students from Marymount College, and York Musical Theater Training Program Alum.

2018 - susan stroman

The 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award was presented on Monday, November 12, 2018 to award-winning Broadway director and choreographer, Susan Stroman. In addition to Richard Maltby, Jr., David Shire, and Matthew Broderick, the line-up of artists  included Lynn Ahrens, Sierra Boggess, Nick Cordero, Stephen Flaherty, John Kander, William Ivey Long, Terrence Mann, Debra Monk, Brad Oscar, Laura Osnes, Bryonha Marie Parham, Tiler Peck, David Thompson, Kaley Ann Voorhees, John Weidman, Tony Yazbeck, and Karen Ziemba, among a cast of 60 performers recreating some of Ms. Stroman's most memorable numbers from shows such as Crazy for You, Oklahoma!, Contact, And the World Goes ‘Round, Show Boat, Bullets Over Broadway, Steel Pier, The Scottsboro Boys, The Producers, and more.

2017 - tom jones & harvey schmidt

The 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award was presented on Monday, December 4, 2017 to Broadway legends 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.