Melissa Manchester and Lucie Arnaz headlined fellow stars at a fabulous evening honoring Marvin Hamlisch at the National Arts Club on Sunday, November 20.
The evening attended by over 150 VIP guests began with drinks and hors d'oeuvres followed by stunning musical performances by Broadway, television and film stars, Melissa Manchester, Lucie Arnaz, Karen Ziemba, Brian d'Arcy James, Kevin Earley, Emma Hunton, Capathia Jenkins, and KLea Blackhurst. A charming touch was added with a performance by young peoples' choir, Essential Voices USA.
Moving tributes to Mr. Hamlisch were given by theatre legend and Event Chair Sheldon Harnick, Craig Carnelia, David Zippel, Donald Pippin, Michael Kerker and Baayork Lee. Mr. Hamlisch ended the musical evening with a moving thank you and by playing the overture he had composed for A CHORUS LINE with all the luminaries gathered around his piano. The cap of the evening came with champagne, luscious desserts and reveries for all.
Photos courtesy of Encompass New Opera Theatre.
Nancy Rhodes, Lucie Arnaz, Sheldon Harnick, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Ziemba, Daniel De Siena
(L-R)Mara Waldman, Nancy Rhodes, Beth Ertz, David Zippel, Donald Pippin, Christopher Preston Thompson, Emma Hunton, KLea Blackhurst, Craig Carnelia, Sheldon Harnick, Brian d'Arcy James, Lucie Arnaz, Marvin Hamlisch, Kevin Earley, Melissa Manchester, Karen Ziemba, Daniel De Siena, Capathia Jenkins, Harriet Slaughter
Lucie Arnaz, Kevin Earley, Karen Ziemba, Marvin Hamlisch, Melissa Manchester
Marvin Hamlisch, Artistic Director Nancy Rhodes, Board Chairman Daniel De Siena
(BACK ROW) Melissa Manchester, Emma Hunton, KLea Blackhurst, Brian d'Arcy James (FRONT ROW) Lucie Arnaz, Donald Pippin
Melissa Manchester and Marvin Hamlisch