Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook received the 20th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the York Theatre Company's 2011 Oscar Hammerstein Gala, held at the Edison Ballroom on Monday, November 21.
Multiple Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein hosted the event, which was directed by Philip Wm. McKinley with music direction by Patrick Vaccariello. Jeff Hochhauser wrote continuity for the evening.
Performers and attendees included Karen Carpenter, Harvey Evans, Sheldon Harnick, Marilyn Horne, Cheyenne Jackson, Adam LeGrant, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie, Howard McGillin, Thomas and Carolyn Meehan, Euan Morton, Marni Nixon, Emily Skinner, and Karen Ziemba.