The Star-Studded 80th Birthday Gala
Sheldon Harnick

May 2, 2004
The National Arts Club, New York City

On May 2, 2004, Encompass New Opera Theatre hosted a gala honoring Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick on his 80th birthday at the National Arts Club. Stephen Sondheim was the honorary Gala Chair, Carolyn Peterson and Jean Telljohann, co-chairs. Featured guests and performers at the event included Alan Alda, Harolyn Blackwell, Glenn Close, Barbara Cook, Randy Graff, Jeffrey Lyons, Alfred Molina, Charlotte Rae, K.T. Sullivan, Marlo Thomas, Jack Beeson, Phil Donahue, Celeste Holm, Joe Stein, Edward Thomas, Shari Upbin, and Encompass Artists Douglas Jabara, Jody Sheinbaum, Justin Vickers, and pianists Lynn Baker, Wally Harper, Michael Lavine, Jeff Saver and Mara Waldman.