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Tribute to Dick Gallagher Scheduled for April 26

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Dick Gallagher(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
Dick Gallagher
(Photo © Joseph Marzullo)
A memorial concert tribute for composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist Dick Gallagher, who died on January 20 at age 49, has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at 6pm at the Donnell Library Theater (20 West 53rd Street). Admission is free.

The concert, which will be hosted by Lina Koutrakos and Mark Waldrop, is currently expected to include performances from Charles Busch, Karen Mason, Phillip Officer, Laura Kenyon, David Staller, Eric Michael Gillett, Teri Lynn Paul, Rock Albers, Peppy Greene, Betsy Craig, John Eagen, Bobby Peaco, Phillip Fortenberry, Jay Rogers, Patrick DeGennaro, Rick Jensen, and Peter Yawitz.

Gallagher accompanied and conducted for many prominent New York vocalists, for which he received ten MAC Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction. His songwriting credits include the scores for the Off-Broadway musicals Have I Got a Girl For You, The Frankenstein Musical, Whatnot (for which he won a Richard Rodgers award in 1990), several songs for That's Life, and the title song for Charles Busch's You Should Be So Lucky. He also contributed music to Howard Crabtree's Whoop-dee-Doo and, with lyricist Mark Waldrop, wrote the score for Crabtree's When Pigs Fly.

To read TheaterMania's obituary for Gallagher, click here.


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