Marvin Hamlisch honored at the National Arts Club

NEW YORK — Melissa Manchester and Lucie Arnaz headlined fellow stars at a fabulous evening honoring Marvin Hamlisch at the National Arts Club on Sunday, November 20. 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. The evening was organized by Encompass New Opera. Read about Encompass New Opera.

Nancy Rhodes, Lucie Arnaz, Sheldon Harnick, Marvin Hamlisch, Karen Ziemba, Daniel De Siena

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.


Watch: Lucie Arnaz


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. See pictures



  1. Don Pippin
    Marvin deserves a celebration per week. His music and Broadway shows are playing somewhere nightly. What a great talent and generous man. Don Pippin

  2. Hi there
    This is Danielle Brisebois , I knew Marvin when I was a young performer in NY. (I was in the original cast of Annie and other things and was fortunate to perform with him on a telethon and one or two other events)
    I recently found a card he wrote to me when I was a child and have had it framed. Recently I have had success in music — I wrote and produced Unwritten for Natasha Bedingfield as well as her latest #1 song Pocketful Of Sunshine. my website

    The reason I am writing is to say THANK YOU to Marvin for his wonderful encouragement and support years ago. It meant more to me than I think he could ever know.

    Danielle Brisebois