Laura Linney welcomes the audience
(© Nan Melville)
Laura Linney welcomes the audience
(© Nan Melville)

Boyd Gaines, Helen Hunt, Laura Linney, and Donna Murphy were among the artists paying tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel at The Juilliard School's gala, Hail Mary!, held in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Monday, April 30.

The evening featured highlight moments from Guettel's career as a composer, lyricist, author, producer, arts patron, and trustee at Juilliard, who has helped nurture its young performers since 1992. She is best known for her work on Once Upon a Mattress and The Mad Show.

The performance portion of the evening was led by music director Lee Musiker, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth. It also feature Juilliard's actors, dancers, musicians, and the Juilliard Orchestra.


Actress Helen Hunt reading excerpts in tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel
(© Nan Melville)
Actress Helen Hunt reading excerpts in tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel
(© Nan Melville)

Boyd Gaines, Helen Hunt, Laura Linney, and Donna Murphy were among the artists paying tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel at The Juilliard School's gala, Hail Mary!, held in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Monday, April 30.

The evening featured highlight moments from Guettel's career as a composer, lyricist, author, producer, arts patron, and trustee at Juilliard, who has helped nurture its young performers since 1992. She is best known for her work on Once Upon a Mattress and The Mad Show.

The performance portion of the evening was led by music director Lee Musiker, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth. It also feature Juilliard's actors, dancers, musicians, and the Juilliard Orchestra.


Singer Donna Murphy performing "Something Known" by Mary Rodgers Guettel (lyrics by Marshall Barer)
(© Nan Melville)
Singer Donna Murphy performing "Something Known" by Mary Rodgers Guettel (lyrics by Marshall Barer)
(© Nan Melville)

Boyd Gaines, Helen Hunt, Laura Linney, and Donna Murphy were among the artists paying tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel at The Juilliard School's gala, Hail Mary!, held in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Monday, April 30.

The evening featured highlight moments from Guettel's career as a composer, lyricist, author, producer, arts patron, and trustee at Juilliard, who has helped nurture its young performers since 1992. She is best known for her work on Once Upon a Mattress and The Mad Show.

The performance portion of the evening was led by music director Lee Musiker, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth. It also feature Juilliard's actors, dancers, musicians, and the Juilliard Orchestra.


Boyd Gaines and Juilliard actress Phillipa Soo performing "William's Doll" composed by Mary Rodgers Guettel (lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
(© Nan Melville)
Boyd Gaines and Juilliard actress Phillipa Soo performing "William's Doll" composed by Mary Rodgers Guettel (lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
(© Nan Melville)

Boyd Gaines, Helen Hunt, Laura Linney, and Donna Murphy were among the artists paying tribute to Mary Rodgers Guettel at The Juilliard School's gala, Hail Mary!, held in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on Monday, April 30.

The evening featured highlight moments from Guettel's career as a composer, lyricist, author, producer, arts patron, and trustee at Juilliard, who has helped nurture its young performers since 1992. She is best known for her work on Once Upon a Mattress and The Mad Show.

The performance portion of the evening was led by music director Lee Musiker, and directed by Stephen Wadsworth. It also feature Juilliard's actors, dancers, musicians, and the Juilliard Orchestra.