Sondheim Award Gala

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.

2018 Gala Sponsors

Gala Co-Chairs

Gala Committee
Dottie Bennett & Richard Morton
Cathy Bernard
The Honorable Don Beyer & Mrs. Megan Beyer
Mary Brady
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
Dottie Bennett and Richard Morton
Mike Blank
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Dorchester Apartments & Towers on Columbia Pike, Arlington
Chevy Chase Trust/Deb Gandy
Frank Guzzetta and Paul Manville
Thomas Hesselbrock and Carl Spatz
Dr. Sachiko Kuno, Founder and Chair, Halcyon
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
Russ Schreiber and Nina Easton
Susan C. Schwab
Peter and Ann Tanous
Maya Weil
Total Wine & More

Silver Sponsors
Children’s National
Disney Theatrical Group
Goldman Sachs
Share Fund

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