Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director
Daniel J. De Siena, Chairman
Sheldon Harnick, Honorary Gala Chair
& The Board of Trustees
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Marc Shaiman


Scott Wittman
Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman
Photos by Robert Trachtenberg and Rob Rich/Everett Collection
Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman are best known as the composer and lyricist for their 2002 hit musical, Hairspray, which went on to win the Tony for best original score, a Grammy, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics. In 2022 their electrifying new musical, Some Like It Hot premiered featuring their witty and captivating music and lyrics. In 2018 they collaborated again for the spectacular production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Working as the composer, lyricist, and director, the two collaborated with Martin Short for his musical Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. With all of their success on Broadway, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's creative endeavors don't stop there!

They composed the original music and lyrics for the Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy nominated show "Smash" for NBC!

The songwriting team joined forces again for the 2018 Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe nominated movie musical, Mary Poppins Returns. In fact, The song "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns was Oscar-nominated for Best Original Song.

As a Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning lyricist, Scott Wittman has also directed shows and concerts for Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole, Nathan Lane, and Bette Midler.

Marc Shaiman has composed for countless films including Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Sister Act, A Few Good Men, and The Addams Family, garnering him an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony, with seven Oscar nominations as well. He has accompanied for singers Bette Midler, Harry Connick Jr. and Mariah Carey on countless recordings!

Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman will be honored with the Encompass "Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence."
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The New Hit Musical!
Marilyn Maye
Photos by Steven Sorokoff, Kevin Alvey
Marilyn Maye was born on April 10th, 1928, and is one of the most popular jazz, pop, and cabaret singers of all time! After starting her career as a young child who performed on the radio in Kansas, she moved to Chicago, where her professional and remarkable journey began. Garnering attention from Steve Allen, she started performing on The Steve Allen Show. She went on to perform over 76 times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, who referred to her as a "super singer," while The Houston Chronicle proclaimed her a "National Treasure."

She has been featured along with other great artists such as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland at the Smithsonian Institution's Best Performers of the Best Compositions of the 20th Century.

With over 15 albums, 7 hit singles, and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Jazz Museum, Marilyn Maye's amazing career continues to this day! 

Marilyn Maye can do it all: pop, jazz, and cabaret! She can belt, sing ballads with incredible warmth, and has the charisma that captivates and enthralls her audience!

Marilyn Maye will be honored with the Encompass "Lifetime Achievement Award."
"At 93, nothing can stop Marilyn Maye"
Join us for a glorious evening of exciting musical performances, as stars of stage and screen pay tribute to our honorees. 

Lift a toast to celebrate the luminous careers of Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman,
and Scott Wittman!
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Sunday, March 26, 2023
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
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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 company productions represent a vast tapestry of American and International voices and genres, garnering a reputation for creative process, quality performances, and artistic passion.

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