Photo Flash: Feldshuh, Prince, et al. at 2011 Theatre Museum Awards

If I Were a Rich Man, Little Tin Box, Til Tomorrow, She Loves Me, Will He Like Me and Sunrise, Sunset are just a few of the tunes that were be brought to life on Monday, May 16, 2011, at New York's legendary National Arts Club. The Theatre Museum paid tribute to legendary Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick -- the Museums 2011 Career Achievement Award recipient. The award was presented from longtime colleague Hal Prince, winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards.

The nights other honorees include Tony Award winning producer Bonnie Comley, who received The Theatre Museum's Distinguished Service to the Theatre Award, presented by Jim Dale. Frank Cullen and DonaldMcNeilly, received The Theatre History Preservation Award, and The Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, was honored with The Theatre Museum's Theatre Arts Education Award.

Top Broadway talent including Gregg Edelman, Tovah Feldshuh, Jenny Fellner, Anita Gillette, Jessica Grove, Elizabeth Inghram, Jim Brochu, Howard McGillin and John Bolton performed songs from Harnick's career which spans over 60 years. Tony, Emmy & Academy award winner, Tony Walton directed the night's performance which was produced by
Jared Hershkowitz.

The mission of The Theatre Museum is to preserve, protect and perpetuate the legacy of theatre. The Theatre Museum mounts exhibitions throughout the year celebrating aspects of the unique experience of live theater in collaboration with other cultural and educational institutions.

For more information on The Theatre Museum see: www.thetheatremuseum.org

Photo Credit: Rob Rich/www.SocietyAllure.com

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