Tunick was honored at the annual gala of Arlington's Signature Theatre.
The event took place at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
The sixth annual event will honor Sondheim collaborator Jonathan Tunick and composer Nick Blaemire.
Philip Ridley's innovative two-hander stars Laura C. Harris and Elan Zafir.
Pulitzer prize winner and former resident playwright Sam Shepard will also present the U.S. premiere of his new play A Particle of Dread.
The New York premiere, directed by Liesl Tommy, will run an additional week.
Signature's 2014-15 season will feature three world premiere musicals.
The British playwright's fantasy-filled love story comes to Virginia.