2023 Louis Auchincloss Prize
Each Fall, the Museum of the City of New York presents the Louis Auchincloss Prize to writers and artists whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City. On December 4, 2023, the Museum is excited to honor Susan Stroman and her impactful work as a five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer.
Monday, December 4, 2023
6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Louis Auchincloss Prize Presentation & Special Performances of Susan's Work by Josh Breckenridge, Robyn Hurder, Debra Monk, Brad Oscar, Anna Uzele, Vanessa Williams, and Karen Ziemba
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
• 10 tickets to the reception & award presentation with premium seating in Ronay Menschel Hall
• 6 tickets to the reception & award presentation with prime seating in Ronay Menschel Hall
• 4 tickets to the reception & award presentation with preferred seating in Ronay Menschel Hall
• 2 tickets to the reception & award presentation with select seating in Ronay Menschel Hall
• 1 ticket to the reception & award presentation with seating in Ronay Menschel Hall
ABOUT SUSAN STROMAN
A five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer known for the Broadway musicals Crazy for You, Contact, The Scottsboro Boys, and The Producers – winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards including Best Direction and Best Choreography – her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and a record six Astaire Awards.
For Broadway, she most recently directed and choreographed the new Kander & Ebb musical New York, New York and directed the new play POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive. This season in London’s West End, she directed and choreographed the revival of Crazy for You at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Other Broadway credits include Show Boat, Prince of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man, Big, The Frogs, and Steel Pier. Off-Broadway she directed and choreographed Little Dancer, The Beast in the Jungle, Dot, Flora the Red Menace, And the World Goes ‘Round, Happiness, The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, as well as The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera. She has created ballets for New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Martha Graham.
She received the American Choreography Award for her work in Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage. She is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater and an inductee of the Theater Hall of Fame in New York City.
VISIT SUSAN'S WEBSITE
ABOUT THE LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS PRIZE
The Louis Auchincloss Prize is presented to writers and artists whose work is inspired by and enhances the five boroughs of New York City. Disciplines include literature, architecture, art, music, playwriting, and photography. The Prize honors Louis Auchincloss (1917-2010) for his many years of service to the Museum of the City of New York as well as for his literary contributions that established him as one of the leading American novelists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Louis Auchincloss accepted the first Prize himself in 2007.
Chair of the Louis Auchincloss Prize
Founder & Principal of Yellow House Architects
Distinguished Past Louis Auchincloss Prize Recipients
Anna Deavere Smith ● Faith Ringgold ● Toshiko Mori ● Robert A.M. Stern ● Jason Robert Brown ● Gloria Steinem ● Whoopi Goldberg ● Michiko Kakutani ● Tony Kushner ● Wynton Marsalis ● Philip Glass ● Stephen Sondheim ● Lynne Meadow ● Elliott Erwitt ● Pete Hamill ● Sheldon Harnick ● Ada Louise Huxtable ● Louis Auchincloss
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT SPECIALEVENTS@MCNY.ORG.
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