Sondheim Award Gala

Honoring John Kander

Gala Co-Chairs
CRAIG PASCAL & VICTOR SHARGAI
and
RYNTHIA M. ROST, ESQ.
VICE PRESIDENT
GEICO

Monday, March 19, 2018
Embassy of Italy

6:00PM Cocktails
7:00PM Seated Dinner and Award Presentation
Performances from Broadway Stars

John Kander is one of the most influential composers on Broadway. Along with late lyricist Fred Ebb, the two forged the longest-running and most successful songwriting partnership in Broadway history and gave us the hit musicals Cabaret, Chicago and Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the iconic song “New York, New York.”

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)
$50,000 Diamond Level Sponsorship (20 people/2 premier tables)

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Gala Sponsors

Gala Co-Chairs
CRAIG PASCAL & VICTOR SHARGAI
and
RYNTHIA M. ROST, ESQ.
VICE PRESIDENT
GEICO

Gala Committee
Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton
Cathy Bernard
The Honorable Don Beyer & Mrs. Megan Beyer
Mary Brady
Juliann & C. Daniel Clemente
Bonnie Feld
Cary Hatch
Barbara Brown Hawthorn
Julie Jacobson
Howard Menaker & Patrick Gossett
The Honorable James P. Moran
Pamela Nash
Jane & Michael Powell
H. Mac & Michele-Anne Riley
Katie Rost
J. Watkins & Bradley Frey

Platinum Sponsors
Cathy Bernard
The Boeing Company
Capital One
Bonnie and Kenneth Feld
Tom and Susan Gage
Ted and Mary Jo Shen
J. Watkins and Bradley Frey

Gold Sponsors
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Goldman Sachs
Frank Guzzetta and Paul Manville
Thomas Hesselbrock and Carl Spatz
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Patricia Payne
Wesley Pickard and Jeanette Studley
H. Mac and Michele-Anne Riley
Doug and Kathie Ross
Diane and Peter Schaefer
Susan C. Schwab
Maya Weil

Silver Sponsors
Julie Jacobson
Disney Theatrical Group
Dottie Bennett and Richard Morton


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
2017 Cameron Mackintosh