Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director
Daniel J. De Siena, Chairman
We're thrilled to invite you to attend a grand celebration honoring two luminaries of the American Musical Theatre,
Hosted by Midge Woolsey WNET/Thirteen


John Doyle   George Dvorsky   Joel Grey   Nathan Lane

Mary Beth Peil   John Riddle   Maury Yeston   Karen Ziemba

Beth Ertz, Music Director/Arranger/Pianist

Encompass Singers and Musicians: 

Oswaldo Iraheta   Melanie Long   MaKayla McDonald 
Marie Anello    Joseph Peterson   Clayton G. Williams 
Violinist Milena Dawidowicz   Pianist Elena Panova 

Richard Pearson Thomas, Music Director/Pianist

Sunday, March 20th, 2022
At The National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003

5:30 pm: Reception
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Musical Program followed by Champagne & Dessert
All Tickets Are
Available Now!
Chita Rivera will be honored with the
 Encompass "Lifetime
Achievement Award"
Chita Rivera Speaks on Her Iconic Career and Hispanic Heritage.

*Photograph: Ken Howard
*Photograph: Paul Kolnik

A theatrical icon and one of Broadway's greatest triple-threat talents, Chita Rivera is one of the most nominated performers in Tony Award history having earned 10 nominations, won twice and received the 2018 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.  A versatile actress/singer/dancer, her most recent starring roles include The Visit, the final John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a dazzling musical celebrating her spectacular career, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical Nine with Antonio Banderas.

Danny Burstein will be honored with the Encompass "Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence"
Danny Burstein Talks About Being Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
* Photographs: Sara Krulwich, The New York Times

Danny Burstein, the original on-stage Harold Zidler, won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his masterful role in the Broadway musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical. His performance of Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! also earned Danny Burstein the coveted 2020 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance. Burstein has won two Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, received six previous Tony Award nominations, and three Grammy Award nominations. He has been seen in eighteen Broadway shows including the 2015 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Burstein played the role of Tevye from 2015-2016 at the Broadway Theatre, directed by Bartlett Sher. Some of his other Broadway appearances are The Drowsy ChaperoneSouth Pacific, Golden BoyCabaret, Titanic, Company, The SeagullSaint JoanWomen on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Follies. 

Lift a toast to celebrate the luminous careers of Chita Rivera and Danny Burstein!
Purchase a Congratulatory Message or Advertisement in the A Musical Salute! Gala Tribute Book
Offer an Item or Service to
A Musical Salute! Silent Auction

At Encompass, we believe in the power of music to uplift and enrich the human spirit. With your support, Encompass creates, develops, and produces adventurous new music theatre-opera by new composers and lyricists that explores our place in the universe.

Our goal is to keep our audience, artists, staff, and the community safe while presenting live musical theatre performances. At your convenience, please review Covid-19 Terms & Conditions policy.

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