Photo Flash: Ziegfeld Club Hosts Annual Grant Presentations
On Monday, November 5, 2018, The Ziegfeld Club Inc, one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women presented it's annual grants during a private ceremony held at the historic New Amsterdam Theater.
Lucille Lortel Award-Nominee Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort) was presented the fourth annual Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award (BBZA). Created to honor a female composer of musical theatre, the BBZA is a prestigious $10,000 cash grant. In addition, the recipient receives one year of artistic and professional mentorship from a prominent composer and a producer of musical theatre.
A talented musical theater composer whose work has been presented by esteemed NYC theatrical institutions like The Public Theater, Julianne Wick Davis joins the ranks of previous Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award recipients Masi Asare (2015), Anna Jacobs (2016), and Shaina Taub (2017).
In addition, NYC based Trumpeter & Music Educator Rebecca Steinberg was presented with the 2018 The Liz Swados Inspiration Grant, a $5,000 cash grant for a distinguished female music educator in NYC given by The Ziegfeld Club and underwritten for 4 years by Academy Award-nominee actor Diane Lane.
The 2018 recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award was selected by panelists that included Eric Cornell, Mindi Dickstein, Michael John LaChiusa, Clara Luthas, John Margulis, Kristen Sanderson, Mary Sedarat, Shea Sullivan, Rachel Sussman, Nadav Wiesel, Kirsten Childs and Laurie Sanderson. In addition to naming Ms. Wick Davis recipient of the BBZA, the panel would like to extend Honorable Mention to Zoe Sarnak, Helen Park and Carmel Dean.
Liz Swados Inspiration Grant recipient Rebecca Steinberg, Ziegfeld Club Executive Director Laurie Sanderson, Key Note Speaker Rachel Sussman and Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award recipient Julianne Wicks Davis
Liz Swados Grant recipient Rebecca Steinberg makes acceptance speech
2018 Liz Swados Grant recipient Rebecca Steinberg makes acceptance speech
Rachel Sussman delivers Key Note address
Ziegfeld Club Executive Director Laurie Sanderson makes final remarks to attendees