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An Evening With Liza and Friends 
November 13, 1994 

To benefit “Bread & Roses” and “The Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project” 
Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb 
With Liza Minelli, John Kander, Fred Ebb, James Naughton, Billy Stritch

An Elegant Holiday Celebration 
1995

Script by David Rogers 
Directed by Laurence Luckinbill 
Cast: Maureen Anderman, Lucie Arnaz, Maxwell Caufield, Stephen Chapin, Frank Converse, Hume Cronyn, Charles Keating, Laurence Luckinbill, E. G. Marshall, Marin Mazzie, Juliet Mills, Karen Valentine, Julie Wilson

Love Letters
2000

By A. R. Gurney 
With Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
 
Whoopi- One Night Only! 
2001

With Whoopi Goldberg


Whoopi Goldberg at 2001 Gala 

A Word Or Two, Before You Go
2001

With Christopher Plummer

For The Children 
2001

A special benefit performance to aid the families most affected by the devastation of 9/11/01 
Directed by James Naughton 
With Robin Batteau, Adam Battelstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Coogan, James Naughton, Paul
Newman, Christopher Plummer, Gene Wilder, Joanne Woodward

Ancestral Voices 
2002

By A. R. Gurney 
Directed by Arvin Brown 
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman

Breaking New Ground 
2003

Hosted by Sean Hayes 
With Carole King, James Naughton, Paul Newman, Christopher Plummer, Robin Williams


Christopher Plummer at 2003 Gala 

Building the Future 
2004

Hosted by Brian Williams 
With Harry Connick, Jr., James Naughton, Paul Newman, Robert Redford

A Word or Two, Before You Go 
2005

75th Anniversary Season Re-opening Gala, with Christopher Plummer

Celebrate Joanne Woodward 
2005

With Joshua Bell, Tony Bennett, Glenn Close, Audra McDonald, James Naughton


Audra McDonald at the 2005 Gala 

The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim 
2006

A salute to Stephen Sondheim 
Directed by John Doyle 
Musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell 
Cast: Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbara Cook, Patti LuPone, Donna Lynne Champlin, Angel Desai, Diana DiMarzio, Lauren Molina


Stephan Sondheim at 2006 Gala

Come Be My Love...Love Spoken Here 
2007

Conceived and directed by Tazewell Thompson 
With Joanna Gleason, Charles Grodin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eartha Kitt, Paul Newman, Chris Sarandon, Joanne Woodward 


Come Be My Love...Love Spoken Here

Everybody Loves a Winner – A Tribute to John Kander 
2007

Directed by Peter Flynn
Musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell 
With Shuler Hensley, Eartha Kitt, Debra Monk, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Ben Vereen, Karen Ziemba
Ensemble: J. Austin Eyer, Lorin Latarro, Brittany Marcin, Sean McKnight, Megan Sikora, Christopher Spaulding


Cast of 2007 Gala

Footlights and Film:  A Celebration of the Great Musicals from Stage and Screen
2008 

Directed by Joe Calarco
Musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell 
Chorgeography by Tim Federle 
Hosted by Julia Roberts 
With Laura Benanti, Tituss Burgess, Kerry Butler, Raul Esparza, Gavin Lee, Julia Murney, Steven Pasquale, Nedra McClyde, Q. Smith, Aurelia Williams, with a special tribute to Angela Lansbury presented by Bernadette Peters, honoring Suzanne & Bob Wright


Angela Lansbury at 2008 Gala

Kristin Chenoweth
2009

In Concert 
With: Kristen Chenoweth

An Enchanted Evening The Music of Richard Rogers 
2009

Directed by Christopher Catelli 
Musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell 
Cast: Malcolm Gets, Judy Kuhn, James Naughton, Kelli O’Hara, Steven Pasquale, Loretta Ables Sayre, Karen Ziemba.  Ensemble: Charlie Brady, Christian Carter, Christian Delcroix, Robert Lenzi, Peter Lockyer, Nick Mayo

The Magical Music of Stephen Schwartz 
2010

Directed by Joe Calarco, musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell & Joel Fram 
With Kate Baldwin, Darius de Haas, Andrew Lippa, Julia Murney, Christiane Noll, Carole Shelley, Max Von Essen, Ben Vereen
Ensemble: Kate Pazakis, Miles Johnson, Michael James Scott, Eliseo Roman, Danielle, Greaves, Celisse Henderson, Sheri Sanders


Cast of 2010 Gala

Playing Our Songs – Celebrating 80 Years of Musical Theatre 
2011

With a tribute to Bernadette Peters 
Directed by Josh Rhodes 
With Tituss Burgess, Melissa Errico, Raul Esparza, Shuler Hensley, Dirk Lumbard, Neil McCaffrey, James Naughton, Jessica Lea Patty, Andrew Rannells, Max von Essen, Karen Ziemba, Lisa Gajda, Shannon Lewis, Matthew Loehr, Patrick McCollum, Kevin Munhall, Kat Nejat, Sarah O’Gleby, Anthony Wayne


Playing Our Songs - Celebrating 80 Years of Musical Theatre

The Full McNally, A Celebration of the writing and works of Terrence McNally 
2012

Directed by Josh Rhodes 
With Tyne Daly, Richard Thomas, Santino Fontana, Malcolm Gets, John Glover, Nathan Lane, Marin Mazzie, Lindsay Mendez, Sean Palmer, Emily Skinner, Camille Zamora
Ensemble: Kristine Bendul, Ally Bonino, Brandon Contreras, Richard Crandle, Cicily Daniels, Kurt Froman, Stephanie Gibson, Danette Holden, Adam Jepsen, Aaron Libby, Maggie McNeil, Ariel Reid, T. Oliver Reid, Luke Sauer, Cody Williams

Sophisticated Lady, A Gala Evening Honoring Phylicia Rashad 
2013

Directed by Josh Rhodes
With: Christine Andreas, Rebecca Covington, Lynda Gravátt, Darius de Haas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Desmond Richardson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Mykal Kilgore, Jesse Nager, Donald Webber and Noah Racey’s PULSE: Con O’Shea-Creal, Aaron Gandy, Danny Gardner, Anthony Russo, Melinda Sullivan, Kevin Worley, Jason Yudoff


Sophisticated Lady: A Gala Honoring Phylicia Rashad

A Perfect Party, A Gala Evening Honoring A.R. Gurney 
2014

Directed by Mark Lamos, 
With Sigourney Weaver, Jim Simpson, Alan Alda, Maureen Anderman, Heidi Armbruster, Chris Henry Coffey, Jill Eikenberry, Keira Naughton, Jake Robards, Charles Socarides, Bobby Steggert, KT Sullivan, Richard Thomas, Jennifer Van Dyck, Mari Davi, KC Fredericks, Tyler Hanes, Brittany Marcin, Tony Neidenbach, Jessica Lea Patty, Michaeljon Slinger

Something Wonderful – A Gala Evening Celebrating Kelli O’Hara 
2015

Directed by Josh Rhodes 
With Matthew Morrison, Jose Llana, Jake Lucas, Greg Naughton, James Naughton, Michael Callahan, Richard Gatta, Adam Rogers, Cody Williams


Kelli O'Hara at Something Wonderful Gala



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