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Razzle Dazzle Goodspeed Gala

Razzle Dazzle Goodspeed Gala

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sheldon HarnickHonoring Sheldon Harnick

Legendary lyricist, librettist, and composer Sheldon Harnick has written for musicals, operas, film songs, television specials and cabarets. Harnick created some of the most beloved musicals of all times in collaboration with Jerry Bock: Fiorello! (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize), Fiddler on the Roof (two Tony Awards, Gold and Platinum record), She Loves Me (Grammy Award), Tenderloin, The Rothschilds, The Apple Tree, and The Body Beautiful. His other musicals include Rex, A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Pinocchio.

CLICK HERE to view a sampling of Silent Auction items


Marcia Kalayjian, Chair
Fran Adams, Journal Chair

Honey Adams
Faith Wilcox Barrington
David Bogan
Amy Campbell
Maureen Dalton
Joanna Hamby
John Hamby
Renee Kelley
     Mary Ellen Klinck
Suzanne Mazzotta
Dana McFadden
Joe Smith
Len Suzio
Jessica Thompson
Susan Scherer
Lorey Walz

Silent Auction Items Donated By:

A Friend of Goodspeed
Amy Leiner Designs, LLC
John and Janet Anagnos
Stacy Bass
Blades Salon
Jonathan Bush
James Hemphill &
     Laura Cahill
Frank Campbell
Charlotte Meyer Designs
Contours Spa and Wellness
Creative Transportation
Jonathan Dodd
Eileen & Taylor
Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Bill and Susan Gillespie
     John and Joanna Hamby
Sheldon Harnick and
     Margery Gray Harnick
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Laurie and Jack Heflin
Hill-Stead Museum
Interiors, Joanna Hamby
J. Horton
J. Pocker & Son
Marcia and David Kalayjian
Renee Kelley
Madison Art Cinemas
Diana Marino
Andrew and Bonnie McKirdy
Hank Meirowitz
The Mohegan Tribe & Mohegan Sun
     Bill Nolte
One N Main
Dolores Padwater
Paul C. Lirot Jewelers
River Tavern
Hila and Saul Rosen
Richard Seymour
Shore Discount Liquors
The Root System
Renee Viola
Erin Vivero
Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe
Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family
Nancy and Mark Zirofsky


Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre

Originally designed for and presented to Ira Gershwin more than 20 years ago, this is Goodspeed's most prestigious honor. Goodspeed is pleased to bestow this annual award upon a member of the theatre community in recognition of their extraordinary talent.


Sheldon Harnick 2012 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Kristin Chenoweth 2011 Goodspeed Gala Honorees Martin Charnin, Charles Strouse, & Thomas Meehan
2010 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Paul Williams  2009 Goodspeed Gala Honoree William Ivey Long  2008 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Michael Price
 2007 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Jerry Herman 2006 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Stephen Schwartz 2005 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Julie Andrews
2004 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Gerald Schoendfeld with Patti LuPone  2003 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Susan Stroman  2002 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Tommy Tune
 2001 Goodspeed Gala Honoree Ira Gershwin    

Goodspeed Arts & Business Partnership Award


  • 2012: Hoffman Auto Group


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