Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell

September 8
9:30 PM 2008

In celebration of Charles Strouse's 80th birthday celebration, his 50 years of contributing to the American Popular Songbook and his new memoir Put On A Happy Face -  A Broadway Memoir, NASDAQ invited Charles Strouse to ring the closing bell in Times Square on Monday, September 8, 2008.


Charles Strouse is the Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer of, among other works, Bye Bye Birdie (1960, with long-time collaborator Lee Adams), All-American (1962, with Mel Brooks), Applause (1970, starring Lauren Bacall) and Annie (1977).  He's a three-time Tony Winner, and a seven-time nominee for, among others, Golden Boy (1962, starring Sammy Davis Jr.); Rags (1986, with Theresa Stratas), and Nick and Nora (1993). He is a two-time Grammy winner, and a three-time Drama Desk nominee; and recipient of the "Richard Rodgers" and the "Oscar Hammerstein" Awards. He has also been elected to both the Theater Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Photos by H. E. Yhoman and Rob Tannenbaum

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Charles Strouse

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Charles Strouse

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Charles Strouse rings the Closing Bell

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Charles Strouse

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Charles Strouse

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell
Happy birthday Charles Strouse from NASDAQ

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