Oscar Hammerstein Award

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The Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre was created in 1988 by Janet Hayes Walker, founding artistic director of the York Theatre, with the endorsement of the Hammerstein family and the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. Past recipients include Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock,[1] Joseph Stein, Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Cy Coleman, Charles Strouse, Arthur Laurents, Jerry Herman, Stephen Schwartz, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cameron Mackintosh, and Carol Channing.

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