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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Paul Williams, President ASCAP


ASCAP Foundation HONORS


Stephen Schwartz


Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Stephen Schwartz, Harold Adamson Award


Justin Paul & Benj Pasek


Colleen McDonough, executive director ASCAP


Jamie deRoy


Shelly Markham & Jamie deRoy, Jamie deRoy & friends Award


Brian Richburg, Jr. & Louis Prima, Louis Prima Award


Paul Williams


Maria Schneider & Paul Williams


Eunice David


Caleb Collins, Hal & Eunice David Award


Jack Vogt & Stanly Crouch, Louis Armstrong Award


Nicole Ashford & Asia Ashford


Charles Duke, Reach Out & touch Award


Jamie Bernstein


Saevar Rodine & Jamie Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein Award


Cia Toscanini


Jim Kendrick


Appel Room


Joseph Benincasa, CEO Actors Fund, Jamie deRoy, Alan Bergman, Shelly Markham


Judith Clurman & Stephen Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz & Eda Sorokoff


Anthony Nunziata, Joseph Benincasa, Will Nunziata


Eda Sorokoff, Shelly Markham, Stephen Schwartz, Jamie deRoy, Stephen Sorokoff


Jamie deRoy & friends Award


Jamie deRoy & Shelly Markham


Award Winners


Stephen Sorokoff, Shelly Markham, Jamie deRoy, Andrea Marcovicci


Desmond Child & Jamie deRoy


Herb Alpert Award Winners


Jazz at Lincoln Center


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