ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award

The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award is an annual award presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), in recognition of lifetime achievement by composers and lyricists in musical theatre. Established by Dorothy Rodgers in honor of her late husband Richard Rodgers, the award was first presented to Howard Dietz in 1983. The honor was not presented in 1992, 1994, 2004, or 2005, and years with more than one recipient include 1984, 1990, 1993, 1995, and 1997.

ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award
Awarded forlifetime achievement in musical theatre
CountryUnited States
Presented byAmerican Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
First awarded1983
Last awarded2006
Websitewww.ascap.com

The most recent recipient is Stephen Schwartz, who was presented the award in 2011. Betty Comden is the only female to receive the award. American composers or lyricists have received the Richard Rodgers Award each year it has been presented except in 1988 when British-born Jule Styne won the honor.

RecipientsEdit

Year Recipient Lifetime Nationality Ref.
1983 Howard Dietz 1896–1983   United States
1984 Harold Arlen 1905–1986   United States [1]
1984 Arthur Schwartz 1900–1984   United States [1]
1985 Harold Rome 1908–1993   United States
1986 Jay Gorney 1894–1990   United States
1987 Edward Eliscu 1902–1998   United States
1988 Jule Styne 1905–1994   United Kingdom
  United States
1989 Irving Caesar 1895–1996   United States
1990 Hugh Martin 1914–2011   United States
1990 Ralph Blane 1914–1995   United States
1991 Burton Lane 1912–1997   United States
1992
1993 Harvey Schmidt b. 1929   United States
1993 Tom Jones b. 1928   United States
1994
1995 George Forrest 1915–1999   United States [2]
1995 Robert Wright 1914–2005   United States [2]
1996 Marshall Barer 1923–1998   United States
1997 Betty Comden 1917–2006   United States
1997 Adolph Green 1914–2002   United States
1998 Jerry Herman b. 1931   United States
1999 Charles Strouse b. 1928   United States
2000 Cy Coleman 1929–2004   United States
2001 Richard Adler 1921–2012   United States
2002 Stephen Sondheim b. 1930   United States
2003 Lee Adams b. 1924   United States
2004
2005
2006 Marvin Hamlisch 1944–2012   United States [3]
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011 Stephen Schwartz b. 1948   United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 19, 2010.
Specific
  1. ^ a b "ASCAP awards presented". The Telegraph. Nashua, New Hampshire: Telegraph Publishing Company. May 15, 1984. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Hanley, Robert (October 12, 1999). "George Forrest, 84, Songwriter For Broadway, Films and Clubs". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Rupp, Mark (December 7, 2006). "Photo Coverage: Hamlisch Receives Richard Rodgers Award". Broadway World. Retrieved August 20, 2010.

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