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Photo Coverage: Stars Salute Sheldon Harnick at 80th Birthday Gala

Award-winning stars of stage and screen performed highlights saluting the career of lyricist and composer Sheldon Harnick on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

A Gala celebration was held on Sunday evening May 2nd to benefit Encompass New Opera Theatre, a non-profit company specializing in development and production of new music-theater works and artists.

Harnick is co-Chair (along with John Kander) of the company's artistic Advisory Board.

The Gala event was held at the historic National Arts Club, at Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Stephen Sondheim serves as Honorary Gala Chair.


The wonderful couple! Margery and Sheldon Harnick


Glenn Close


Jeffrey Lyons (NBC's Theater and Film Critic) and Sheldon


Glenn and Alan Alda


Phil Donahue, Sheldon and Marlo Thomas


Glenn and Sheldon


Elisa Stein, Joseph Stein and Jenny Lyn Bader (Joseph Stein's daughter)


Alfred Molina, Glenn and Sheldon


Maya Gottfried, Charlotte Rae and Jane Lahr (Burt Lahr's daughter and granddaughter)


Sheldon, Randy Graff, Alfred and Joseph Stein


Jere Couture and wife Susan Birkenhead (Lyricist)


Sheldon, Celeste Holm and husband Opera Singer Frank Basile


Wally Harper (Musical Director, Pianist) and Barbara Cook


Sheldon makes a wish!


The party poses for the BroadwayWorld cameras


Sheldon posing with the gang!

 

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