Sondheim Award Gala

Sir Cameron Mackintosh

Honoring Sir Cameron Mackintosh

Gala Chair
Rynthia M. Rost, Esq.
Vice President
GEICO

Monday, March 20, 2017
Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

6:00PM Cocktails
6:45PM Seated Dinner and Award Presentation
Performances from Broadway Stars

Black Tie Attire
Complimentary Valet Parking
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Bernadette PetersNorm LewisLiz Callaway

Performers include Tony Award® winner Bernadette Peters (Broadway’s Follies, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George), Norm Lewis (Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, Signature’s First You Dream and Sweeney Todd), and Liz Callaway (Broadway’s Merrily We Roll Along, Cats, Miss Saigon).

Sir Cameron Mackintosh has produced the three longest-running musicals in history: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, in addition to the most successful production of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary Follies in London. His spectacular new production of Miss Saigon opens on Broadway in March 2017 whilst his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins sprinkles its magic worldwide. His new version of Half a Sixpence recently opened in London to wide critical acclaim. He’s currently working on film versions of Oliver! and Miss Saigon following the hugely successful film of Les Misérables. He owns nine London theatres including the Victoria Palace which after a major refurbishment, will re-open in October 2017 with the award-winning musical, Hamilton. Cameron was knighted in 1996 and recently elected to the Theater Hall of Fame.

Individual Tickets and Sponsorships

$1,000 Individual Sponsorship Level (1 person)
$5,000 Silver Level Sponsorship (5 people/half table)
$10,000 Gold Level Sponsorship (10 people/1 table)
$25,000 Platinum Level Sponsorship (10 people/1 premier table)

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Gala Sponsors

Gala Chair
Rynthia M. Rost, Esq.
Vice President
GEICO

Platinum Sponsors
The Boeing Company
Capital One
Disney Theatrical Productions
Bonnie and Kenneth Feld
Thomas and Susan Gage
Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai
Russ Schriefer and Nina Easton
Susan C. Schwab and Friends
Ted and Mary Jo Shen
J. Watkins and Bradley Frey

Gold Sponsors
Keith Aebi
Mike Blank
Chevy Chase Trust/Deb Gandy
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
The John Gore Organization/NETworks Tours
Nederlander Organization
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Patricia Payne
Wesley Pickard and Jeanette Studley
Mac and Michele-Anne Riley
Doug and Kathie Ross
Peter and Ann Tanous
Maya Weil

Silver Sponsors
Dottie Bennett and Richard Morton
Bernard Family Foundation
Jean Foster
Thomas Hesselbrock and Carl Spatz
Maxine Isaacs

Bronze Sponsors
Foresight Theatrical
Frank Guzzetta
Debra and David Yaffe

Individual Sponsors
Nina and Raymond Benton
David Briggs and John Benton
Bonnie and Jere Broh-Kahn
Patricia Bryant
Susan and Dixon Butler
Buffy Cafritz
Timothy Carlton and Jill Walling
Molly and Jim Dahl
Bruce, Sandra and Hope Davis
Curt Decker
Ian and Caroline Smith DeWaal
Sharon Eddy
C. Douglas Elliott
Jay and Susan Finkelstein
Foresight Theatrical
Marybeth and Zachary Fraser
Virginia C. Gano
Susan and Tim Gibson
Mary Ann Gilleece
Frank Guzzetta and Paul Manville
Robert E. Hebda
RC Howes
Andrew A. Isen
Andi Kasarsky
Richard Kasten
Richard M. Kellogg
Tina M. Martin and Mita M. Schaffer
Louis Mazawey
Denise and Bill Medved
Howard Menaker and Patrick Gossett
Jeffrey Menick
Robert F. Miailovich
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Amanda Christine Miller
Kelley and Ari Redbord
Jane Cee and Glenn Redbord
Rick Rickertsen
Carlyn Ring
Carol Trawick
Sarah Valente
Art Warren and James Pridgen
Brenda Wesner
Paul Wojcik
Deborah and David Yaffe


Signature’‘s annual Sondheim Award Gala honors those who have contributed to the works of Stephen Sondheim and the canon of American musical theater. The Sondheim Award Gala benefits Signature’‘s artistic, education, and community outreach programs.
The Gala takes place at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, and is a festive evening that includes cocktails and hors d’‘oeuvres, a gourmet seated dinner, and a delicious dessert buffet. Each year, the honoree receives a special award presentation that includes tribute performances by notable Broadway and Signature artists.

Past Recipients

2010 Angela Lansbury
2011 Bernadette Peters
2012 Patti LuPone
2013 Harold “Hal” Prince
2014 Jonathan Tunick
2015 James Lapine
2016 John Weidman