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Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala

The York Theatre Company honored legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). BroadwayWorld has more photos from the celebration below!

The evening's entertainment featured a star-studded line-up of spectacular talent from Broadway and Beyond that included Samantha Bruce, Gretchen Cryer, Robert Cuccioli, Ava Della Pietra, Julian Fleisher, Nancy Ford, Andrea Frierson, Rita Gardner, Randy Harrison, Adam Kantor, Norm Lewis, Samantha Massell, Michele McConnell, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Randy Rainbow, Lee Roy Reams, Ben Rimalower, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber, Lesley Ann Warren, Susan Watson, Betsy Wolfe, The Hot Singing String Quartet Well-Strung, The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble, and special guest Freddie Gershon.

Richard Jay-Alexander directed the concert and award ceremony, with music direction by Andrew Gerle.

The Oscar Hammerstein Award is presented at an annual gala which benefits The York Theatre Company, and is presented with the endorsement of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization and the Hammerstein Family. Past recipients include Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Harold Prince, C. Coleman, Charles Strouse, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, Peter Stone, David Merrick, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Terrence McNally, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Carol Channing, Tony Walton, Joseph Stein, George S. Irving, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Tom Meehan, Barbara Cook, Paul Gemignani, Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Angela Lansbury, and Joel Grey.

The York Theatre Company bestowed the 2017 Founders Award to Gerald F. Fisher and Robert Goldberg, who have made distinguished contributions over the past 48-year history.

The York Theatre Company, now in its 48th year, is the only company in New York, and one of the few in the world, whose two-fold mission is to produce new musical works and rediscover musical gems from the past. The York's credits include more than 70 fully staged productions, more than 100 Mufti semi-staged readings, 35 cast albums, and commercial transfers that include the Broadway productions of Sweeney Todd (1989-90), and Souvenir (2005-2006).

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Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award honorees Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
(top_ David McCoy, Joan Ross Sorkin, James Morgan, and Evans Haile; (bottom) Harvey Schmidt, and Tom Jones

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
David McCoy, 2017 York Founders Award honoree Gerald F. Fisher, Joan Ross Sorkin and James Morgan

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Harvey Schmidt, Kristin Chenoweth and Tom Jones

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Richard Jay-Alexander (Gala Director)

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Andrew Gerle (Gala Music Director) with Evans Haile

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Ben Rimalower (Gala Host)

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Nancy Ford (at piano) with Gretchen Cryer

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Nancy Ford (at piano) with Gretchen Cryer

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Rita Gardner (original Louisa from THE FANTASTICKS)

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Randy Harrison with members of The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
(front) Samantha Massell with (rear) Michele McConnell, Tracy Lynn Olivera and Ava Della Pietra

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Peter Saide from the cast of York's DESPERATE MEASURES

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
The Hot Singing String Quartet Well-Strung

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
2017 York Founders Award honoree Gerald F. Fisher (front) with James Morgan (rear)

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Andrew Gerle (at piano) with Betsy Wolfe

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Frances Ruffelle with Andrew Gerle (at piano)

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Samantha Bruce

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Julian Fleisher

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Samantha Bruce, Francis Ruffelle and Julian Fleischer

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Andrea Frierson

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Andrea Frierson and Christopher Sieber

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Christopher Sieber and Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Lesley Ann Warren

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Lesley Ann Warren with Randy Rainbow

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Randy Rainbow and Lesley Ann Warren

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Ava Della Pietra

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Susan Watson

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Michele McConnell

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Robert Cuccioli

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Robert Cuccioli with members of The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Tracy Lynn Olivera

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Norm Lewis

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award presenter Freddie Gershon

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
Harvey Schmidt (at piano) and Tom Jones

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
The full company

Photos: Betsy Wolfe, Norm Lewis, Frances Ruffelle, Christopher Sieber and More Fete Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt at York Gala
The full company


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