Cheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Tom Wopat et al. Set for Oscar Hammerstein Gala
As previously reported, multiple Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will host the event, which will honor Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook, who will receive the 20th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre. The evening will directed by Philip Wm. McKinley with music direction by Patrick Vaccariello. Jeff Hochhauser will be writing continuity for the evening.
Cook most recently appeared on Broadway in Sondheim on Sondheim, for which she received a 2010 Tony Award nomination. She won a Tony for originating the role of Marian Paroo in The Music Man, and her many additional Broadway shows include Plain and Fancy, Flahooley, She Loves Me, and Candide. In addition, she and Feinstein released a duet album, Cheek To Cheek, recorded live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency, and she is currently performing her newest show, You Make Me Feel So Young at the venue.