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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.

Special performances by:

Caleb Eberhardt (Choir Boy, Is God Is)
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”)
Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Frozen on Broadway)
Jeff Hiller (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost)
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)

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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


Davis Polk

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