The 2023 Kleban Prize was presented on February 6 at BMI’s New York City headquarters, 7 World Trade Center. The 2023 Kleban Prize winners are most promising musical theater lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver, and most promising musical theater librettist, co-librettist Ethan Lipton.
BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!
Among those in attendance were the Kleban Foundation Board of Directors and Officers in attendance – Andre Bishop (Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theater), Elliot H. Brown (theatrical attorney), Kirsten Childs (Award-winning playwright, librettist – The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin), Richard Maltby, Jr. (Tony Award-winning director, conceiver, lyricist – Ain’t Misbehavin’, Baby, Miss Saigon), Richard Terrano (CPA, Marks Paneth LLP), John Weidman (Tony-nominated librettist – Contact, Anything Goes, Assassins, Pacific Overtures), Maury Yeston (Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist – Nine, Titanic), Sarah Douglas (Vice President and Co-Head Literary Division, Abrams Artists Agency).
Also in attendance were Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School Of Rock), Lindsay Mendez (Merrily We Roll Along, Carousel); and Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate). The event was hosted by Seth Saltzman (Senior Vice President, ASCAP) and Patrick Cook (Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz, BMI).
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Ethan Lipton, Ryan Scott Oliver
Back: Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell Front: Ethan Lipton, Ryan Scott Oliver
Back: Richard Maltby, Jr., Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maury Yeston Front: Ethan Lipton, Ryan Scott Oliver
Back: Richard Terrano, Sarah Douglas, Richard Maltby, Jr., Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Maury Yeston, Elliot H. Brown Front: Ethan Lipton, Ryan Scott Oliver
Back: Sarah Douglas, Richard Maltby, Jr., Alex Brightman, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patrick Cook, Elliot H. Brown, Seth Saltzman Front: Richard Terrano, Ethan Lipton, Ryan Scott Oliver, Maury Yeston
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ethan Lipton
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ryan Scott Oliver
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