Gingold Theatrical Group Golden Shamrock Gala at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street) honored humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz. Surprise guests performers were Stephen Schwartz, Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, and Alison Fraser.
GTG’s Golden Shamrock Award is given annually to celebrate artistic and cultural contributions to society, as inspired by Shaw’s fiercely activist humanitarianism. Previous recipients include Tyne Daly, Tom Viola, Martha Plimpton, Kate Mulgrew, Kenneth Lonergan, Charles Busch, Judith Ivey, Robert Osborne, Terrence McNally and Brian Murray.
The proceeds are going toward GTG’s full production of Shaw’s epic (almost historical) masterpiece, Caesar and Cleopatra, which will run at New York’s Theatre Row this fall. Also honored that evening was tireless supporter of the arts in New York, Mary Pamela Singleton.