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Laura Benanti Honors Sheldon Harnick at New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Gala

Harnick was presented with the Albert Bergeret Living Legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan Award.

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Laura Benanti honored Sheldon Harnick at the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players gala.
(© Tricia Baron)

Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) was honored by the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players at their annual gala on Wednesday, May 2, at the Players Club. Harnick was presented with the Albert Bergeret Living Legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan Award.

Sheldon Harnick received the Albert Bergeret Living Legacy of Gilbert & Sullivan Award.
(© Tricia Baron)

Albert Bergeret presented Harnick with the award named in his honor. Bergeret founded NYGASP in 1974 and has served as both artistic director and general manager. Other attendees and well-wishers included Laura Benanti, Joel Grey, Elaine May, and designer David Rockwell.

Sheldon Harnick and Albert Bergeret celebrate at the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players gala.
(© Tricia Baron)

Last year's tribute to director Hal Prince, Prince of Broadway, featured many works of Harnick. In 2016 Harnick was represented on Broadway by Scott Ellis production of She Loves Me at Studio 54 and the Bartlett Sher-directed Fiddler on the Roof at the Broadway Theater. Other Broadway credits include The Apple Tree, Cyrano — The Musical, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, and Fiorello!

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