Ensemble Studio Theatre Gala 2013
For the second year in a row, the Ensemble Studio Theatre returned to SIR Stage37 for its annual gala, this year to honor two Broadway luminaries and to celebrate its 45th year as a bedrock of creativity and talent in New York City’s theatre community. This year EST honored the team of producers, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, who have been responsible for dozens of Broadway hits since they began working together in the late 90s. The evening’s guests were entertained by stars from many of their hit musicals, including Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess), Laura Osnes (Bonnie & Clyde ), Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), and Tom Wopat (Pajama Game). The finale, Let the Sun Shine In, performed by members of the 2009 production of HAIR, brought the crowd to its feet. SIR Stage37 accoustics were at their best.