Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees

The 2016 ASCAP FOUNDATION HONORS were given out last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there.

Stephen Schwartz presented the Harold Adamson Musical Theatre award to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Composers Morten Lauridsen and Maria Schneider received The ASCAP Foundation Life In Music Awards.

Paul Williams, it's president noted: "The ASCAP Foundation Honors 2016 celebrates the achievements of the people who represent our musical hopes and dreams for the future. They are music creators and performers who are beginning their careers and already making an impact. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we continue to support a variety of songwriting workshops, summer music camps, scholarships, awards, commissioning projects and much more. Our Foundation impacts more than 3 million people annually through our support of over 150 music education, talent development, humanitarian and community outreach programs."

Colleen McDonough, executive director of ASCAP pointed out as the tune Take Me Out To The Ball Game was heard, that the organization got an early financial boost when the songs co-composers estate willed the royalties to ASCAP. The ASCAP Foundation was incorporated in 1975 when Amy Swor Norworth, widow of Jack Norworth, the lyricist who penned "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" with composer Albert Von Tilzer, left a generous bequest to ASCAP to establish the Jack and Amy Norworth Memorial Fund to assist deserving young composers through the use royalties from "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." That initial program was called the The ASCAP Foundation Grants to Young Composers competion, designed to encourage composers in the earliest stages of their careers. The program, now known as The ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, has provided cash awards to hundreds of composers under the age of 30 since

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Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Paul Williams, President ASCAP

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
ASCAP Foundation HONORS

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Stephen Schwartz

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Adamson Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Justin Paul & Benj Pasek

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Colleen McDonough, executive director ASCAP

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Shelly Markham & Jamie deRoy, Jamie deRoy & friends Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Brian Richburg, Jr. & Louis Prima, Louis Prima Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Paul Williams

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Maria Schneider & Paul Williams

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Eunice David

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Caleb Collins, Hal & Eunice David Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jack Vogt & Stanly Crouch, Louis Armstrong Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Nicole Ashford & Asia Ashford

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Charles Duke, Reach Out & touch Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jamie Bernstein

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Saevar Rodine & Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Cia Toscanini

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jim Kendrick

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Appel Room

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Joseph Benincasa, CEO Actors Fund, Jamie deRoy, Alan Bergman, Shelly Markham

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Judith Clurman & Stephen Schwartz

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Stephen Schwartz & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Anthony Nunziata, Joseph Benincasa, Will Nunziata

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Eda Sorokoff, Shelly Markham, Stephen Schwartz, Jamie deRoy, Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jamie deRoy & friends Award

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Jamie deRoy & Shelly Markham

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Award Winners

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Stephen Sorokoff, Shelly Markham, Jamie deRoy, Andrea Marcovicci

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Desmond Child & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
Herb Alpert Award Winners

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen is also the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor of the Times Square Chronicles. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen?s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the ?First All Children?s Theatre? which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen?s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. email: stephen@t2conline.com