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Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser

Last night, June 7, The American Theatre Wing brought together the best of Broadway for their Annual Spring Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. Celebrating the centennial of Tony Award-winning composer Frank Loesser, Heart and Soul: The Legacy of Frank Loesser featured performances by Harry Connick, Jr., Megan Mullally, Kelli O'Hara and more.

Heart and Soul: The Legacy of Frank Loesser celebrated the composer famous for the scores of the Tony Award® winning musicals Guys and Dolls and How to Succeed in Business Without Trying, The Most Happy Fella, Where's Charley?, and others, as well as honor the companies he created: Music Theatre International and Frank Music Corp.

The evening's honorary chairs include Susan Loesser, John Loesser, Emily Loesser Stephenson (Frank's children), Stephen Sondheim, and ATW's longest serving board member (and Frank's widow) Jo Sullivan Loesser, who, among many other roles, played the lead role in the original production of her husband's The Most Happy Fella and toured the country in Guys and Dolls. The Gala Co-Chairs are Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Jacquin Philip Fink, Freddie Gershon and ATW Board members Theodore S. Chapin and Douglas B. Leeds.

The entertainment portion of the evening was produced by Lauren Class Schneider of Class Productions and directed by Marc Bruni, with musical direction by Rob Berman, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Tom Young.

All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing.

For additional information on all American Theatre Wing programs, go to americantheatrewing.org, www.twitter.com/TheWing and Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheAmericanTheatreWing.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Harry Connick Jr.

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Harry Connick Jr.

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Harry Connick Jr. and Guest

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Harry Connick Jr.

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jo Sullivan Loesser

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kate Burton

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kevin Chamberlin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kevin Chamberlin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Rob Ashford

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Katie Finneran

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Katie Finneran

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Katie Finneran

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Liz Claman

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Liz Claman

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jim Dale

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jim Dale

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Penny Fuller

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Penny Fuller

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Montego Glover

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Montego Glover

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Montego Glover

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Valerie Harper

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Valerie Harper

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jessica Hecht

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jessica Hecht

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Stephen McKinley Henderson

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Stephen McKinley Henderson and Guest

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jon Michael Hill

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jon Michael Hill

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jon Michael Hill

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Chad Kimball

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Chad Kimball and Guest

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Stephen Kunken

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Stephen Kunken

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Linda Lavin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Linda Lavin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Linda Lavin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Linda Lavin

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Douglas Leeds and Guests

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Alton F. White, Tshida Manye, Chauntee Schuler, Gareth Saxe and Ben Jeffrey

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Ben Jeffrey

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Ben Jeffrey

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Alton F. White

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Alton F. White

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Tshidi Manye

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Tshidi Manye

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Chauntee Schuler

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Chauntee Schuler

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Gareth Saxe

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Gareth Saxe

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Andrew Lippa

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jan Maxwell

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jan Maxwell

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Jan Maxwell

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally and Harry Connick Jr.

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Megan Mullally and Harry Connick Jr.

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
James L. Nederlander

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
James L. Nederlander

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Howard Sherman

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Liz Smith

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Liz Smith

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Christiane Noll

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Christiane Noll

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Christiane Noll

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Morley Safer

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Sherie Rene Scott and Kurt Deutsch

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Sherie Rene Scott

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Sherie Rene Scott

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Sherie Rene Scott

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Sherie Rene Scott

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Tommy Tune

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Tommy Tune

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Bobby Steggert

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Bobby Steggert

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Bobby Steggert

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara and Greg Naughton

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara and Greg Naughton

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser
Kelli O'Hara

Photos: ATW and Broadway's Best Celebrate Frank Loesser


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