The Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, honored Tony-winning composer John Kander with the company’s ninth Stephen Sondheim Award March 19.
Signature Theatre inaugurated The Stephen Sondheim Award in 2009; the honor is given to an individual for their contributions to American musical theatre along with interpreting, supporting, or collaborating on works by Sondheim.
The 2018 award was presented at a gala at the Embassy of Italy; the evening benefited Signature’s artistic, education, and community programs.
Flip through photos of the celebrations below:
In April 2010 the first Stephen Sondheim Award was given to Angela Lansbury. Subsequent recipients include Patti LuPone, Harold Prince, Bernadette Peters, Jonathan Tunick, James Lapine, John Weidman, and in 2017, Cameron Mackintosh.
To date Signature has presented 28 Sondheim productions.