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Gala 2020

Monday, March 30 • 6 PM

Zeigfeld Ballroom • 141 W 54 St

Please join us for a special evening celebrating the extraordinary legacy of composer and lyricist Michael Friedman.

We will be joined by Michael’s family and friends — and some very special performers — to pay tribute to a talent we lost far too soon. Join us to honor Michael and support Playwrights Horizons’ mission to develop and produce new American plays and musicals, including Unknown Soldier (written with Daniel Goldstein), coming to Playwrights this year.

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with performances by

Kevin Del Aguila

Peter and the Starcatcher, Rocky

André De Shields

Tony Award Winner; Hadestown, The Full Monty

Colin Donnell

“Chicago Med,” Violet

Rachel Dratch

Love’s Labour’s Lost, “Saturday Night Live”

Caleb Eberhardt

Choir Boy, Is God Is

Greg Hildreth

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Frozen on Broadway

Jeff Hiller

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost

Curtis Holbrook

If/Then, All Shook Up

Van Hughes

Spring Awakening, American Idiot

Celia Keenan-Bolger

Tony Award Winner; Saved, To Kill a Mockingbird

Patti Murin

Fly By Night, Frozen on Broadway

Charlie Pollack

Pretty Woman: The Musical, Violet

Caesar Samayoa

Come From Away, Sister Act

Margo Seibert

Rocky, In Transit, Unknown Soldier

Aaron Tveit

“Grease: Live,” Moulin Rouge! The Musical!

Audrey Lynn Weston

Love’s Labour’s Lost, Old Jews Telling Jokes

James Jackson, Jr.

John-Andrew Morrison

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Celebrating the Legacy of

Michael Friedman

Playwrights Horizons: Unknown Soldier, Mr. Burns, Saved. Other works: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Fortress of Solitude, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.

Gala Chair

Jide J. Zeitlin,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tapestry


Will Frears
Katrina E. McCann

Artistic Co-chairs

Trip Cullman
Daniel Goldstein

Gold Sponsors

Citi              Davis Polk

Horizon Media

Bronze Sponsors


Jujamcyn                 Proskauer

Taconic Capital

For more information about the Gala, contact Sean Hefferon at 212 564 1235 x 3143 or