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.
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. See pictures