The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) presented its Henry Mancini Award to Marc Shaiman at the 22nd Annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards held Tuesday night at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. In addition to honoring Shaiman, ASCAP also honored the composers and songwriters of the top box office film music and the most performed television music of 2006. Over 850 members of the music industry attended the invitation-only event, which was hosted by Academy-Award winning lyricist and President and Chairman of ASCAP, Marilyn Bergman.
One of the many highlights of the evening was the special tribute to Marc Shaiman who was honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the music of film and television. Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal joined Marilyn Bergman onstage to present the award to Shaiman. Many other friends and collaborators paid homage by way of video tribute messages, including Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Martin Short and Robin Williams, as well as John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Allison Janney and other cast members of the upcoming movie, Hairspray. Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur performed "Good Morning, Baltimore" from the musical, Hairspray, accompanied by Shaiman on piano. Shaiman also performed "Fifty Checks" from his new musical, Catch Me If You Can.
The 22nd Annual Awards event is part of ASCAP's "I Create Music Week" — an entire week of activities being held in Los Angeles to celebrate the voice of the music creator. For more information, visit www.ascap.com.
Photos by Wireimage/A. Wyman.
Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner and Marc Shaiman
Marissa Jaret Winokur and Marc Shaiman
Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Rob Reiner, ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman, Marc Shaiman and Billy Crystal
Katie Leonard, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Jenifer Lewis
Actress Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) flanked by the film's director, Adam Shankman, and Marc Shaiman
Rob Reiner, Marc Shaiman and Billy Crystal
Actress Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray)
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Erran Baron Cohen, ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman and Sacha Baron Cohen