2024 Sondheim Award Gala

Honoring

NATHAN LANE

Sondheim Award Gala 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024
Embassy of Italy

3000 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

H. Mac and Michele-Anne Riley, Gala Chairs

Cocktails, Dinner and Special Performances from Broadway and Signature Artists

6:00PM Cocktails
7:00PM Seated Dinner and Award Presentation

Black Tie I Complimentary Valet Parking

Gala Reservation Form


This spring, Signature is thrilled to celebrate Tony® and Emmy Award® winner and film favorite Nathan Lane.

ABOUT THE 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 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.

ABOUT NATHAN LANE

Nathan Lane was most recently seen in A24’s Dicks: The Musical, alongside Megan Mullally, Bowen Yang and Megan Thee Stallion and in Ari Aster’s Beau is Afraid, alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Ryan, as well as the second season of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building as Teddy Dimas, alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. This role earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of “Guest Actor in A Comedy Series.” He recently received a second Emmy nomination for this role.   

On stage, he recently starred in a new play called Pictures from Home, written by Sharr White, about the artistic and emotional relationship between a photographer and his aging parents, alongside Danny Burstein and Zoë Wanamaker. Broadway credits include: It’s Only A Play, The Nance, The Iceman Cometh, Present Laughter, Merlin, Wind In The Willows, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion!, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Man Who Came To Dinner, The Producers, The Frogs, The Odd Couple, Butley, November, Waiting For Godot, The Addams Family and Angels in America.  

Other TV roles include The Gilded Age, American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, and recurring roles on Modern Family and The Good Wife. He has received one Primetime Emmy Award, eight Primetime Emmy nominations, two Daytime Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award. He has appeared in many films including Ironweed, The Birdcage, Frankie and Johnny, The Lion King, Mousehunt, Stuart Little, Nicholas Nickleby, and The Producers. In 2006, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2008, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.  

Click here to read Nathan Lane’s full bio


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS

$1,200 Individual Level Sponsorship (1 person)

$6,000 Silver Level Sponsorship (5 people/half table)

$12,000 Gold Level Sponsorship (10 people/one table)

$25,000 Platinum Level Sponsorship (10 people/premier table)

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

To reserve your ticket or table, please contact development@sigtheatre.org or download and return the Gala Reservation Form

Gala Reservation Form

2024 SONDHEIM AWARD GALA SPONSORS

DIAMOND
H. Mac and Michele-Anne Riley
Gala Chairs

PLATINUM
Amazon
Celie and Tabitha Niehaus
Payne/Firestone Fund for Arts & Education

Amazon

GOLD
Greg Albright and Wesley Combs
David W. Briggs
Michael DeSantis and Patrick Baugh
Peter and Mary Jay Michel
David Ochsman
Susan C. Schwab
Carl Spatz and Thomas Hesselbrock

SILVER
J. Max Barger
Veronika Folz
Marybeth Fraser and the Magnificent Manors Team
Frank Guzzetta and Paul Manville
Dana A. Hearn and Kevin J. McCloskey
Russ Schriefer and Nina Easton
Maya Weil


SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS

Embassy of Italy

Susan Gage Caterers

MJ Valet

David Powers

*as of February 4, 2024


SONDHEIM AWARD PAST RECIPIENTS

2023 Chita Rivera

2022 Carol Burnett

2019 Audra McDonald

2018 John Kander

2017 Cameron Mackintosh

2016 John Weidman

2015 James Lapine

2014 Jonathan Tunick

2013 Harold “Hal” Prince

2012 Patti LuPone

2011 Bernadette Peters

2010 Angela Lansbury

THE J. WATKINS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

2023 Michelle S. Lee

2022 Merrill and Mark Shugoll

2019 Congressman Don Beyer and Mrs. Megan Beyer

For more information, please contact:
571 527 1828 or events@sigtheatre.org