Photo Coverage: Stars Honor Douglas J. Cohen with Fred Ebb Foundation Award
The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the sixth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Douglas J. Cohen on November 29. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.
On hand to celebrate were Rob Ashford, Brent Barrett, Heidi Blickenstaff, Harry Bouvy, Colman Domingo, Debbie Gravitte, Michael McCormick, Debra Monk, Noah Racey, Emily Skinner, Billy Stritch, Tom Viola and more.
The Fred Ebb Award recognizes excellence in musical theatre songwriting, by a lyricist, composer, or songwriting team that has not yet achieved significant commercial success. The award is meant to encourage and support aspiring songwriters to create new works for the musical theatre. The prize includes a $50,000 award. The Fred Ebb Foundation is funded by royalties from Mr. Ebb's vast catalogue of work. Past winners include John Bucchino (2005), Steve Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman (2006), Peter Mills (2007), Adam Gwon (2008), and Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich (2009). The selection panel is comprised of: Foundation Trustee Mitchell S. Bernard; lyricist, writer and composer Sheldon Harnick; Music Director David Loud; Actress Rebecca Luker; actor, lyricist and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda; Playwright/producer Tim Pinckney; Theatre producer Arthur Whitelaw.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Fred Ebb Foundation Award
Douglas J. Cohen and Cathy Kiliper
Douglas J. Cohen and his father Hirsch Cohen