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Patina Miller, Stephen Schwartz, and More Celebrate at the Bay Street Theater Summer Gala

Kate Burton, Sheldon Harnick, and April Gornik were honored at the annual event. logo
Bay Street Theater honorees Kate Burton, Sheldon Harnick, and April Gornik.
(© Barry Gordin)

Bay Street Theater held its 23rd annual summer gala on July 12 at the Long Wharf in Sag Harbor, where it presented Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Kate Burton, artist April Gornik, and Tony-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick with the Arts Visionaries Honoree awards. The event benefited Bay Street's Scott Schwartz New Directions Fund, which supports new programming initiatives and educational offerings.

Tony award-winning actress Patina Miller (Pippin) and Tony-nominated Broadway veteran Tovah Feldshuh (Pippin) offered entertainment for the evening, with award presentations by Tony-nominated actor Bob Balaban (A Delicate Balance), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman (The Bridges of Madison County), and Tony-nominated actor Richard Kind (Travesties), as well as a guest appearance by Tony-nominated composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked).

"The 23rd Annual Bay Street Gala was a great event and wonderful opportunity to share with our supporters and friends the new programs we have launched at Bay Street this summer," said Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. "This really is the new Bay Street, a place of artistic innovation and live entertainment where the most exciting artists engage with our community in so many ways."

Tony Award winner Patina Miller sings, with Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz at the piano.
(© Lenny Stucker)