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.