Broadway Beacon Awards

Broadway Beacon Awards

The Broadway Beacon Award is presented annually to individuals in the theatre and Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing the audience for live theatre and for understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City’s young people. Funding raised from this benefit directly supports Inside Broadway’s theatre education programs to support our mission of bringing the joys and advantages of live theatre to NYC’s under-served public school students throughout the five boroughs.

2020 HONOREES

Ben Vereen - Lifetime Achievement Award
John Rieman - General Manager, JW Marriott Essex House New York
Adam Krauthamer - President and Executive Director, Local 802, AFM

2020 HONORARY CHAIRS

James J. Claffey, Jr.
Joseph Cozza
John M. Diaz, Sr.

2020 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Kenneth Alberstadt, Chair
Alexandra Alberstadt
Jamie deRoy
Kathy Duffy
George Stonbely
Haley Swindal

2019 HONOREES

Beowulf Boritt
Chita Rivera
Al Roker
Brian Tormey
Patricia White

2019 HONORARY CHAIRS

Stephen G. Batta
James J. Claffey, Jr.
Joseph Cozza
John M. Diaz, Sr.

2019 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Kenneth Alberstadt, Chair
Alexandra Alberstadt
Jamie deRoy
Kathleen Duffy
George Stonbely
Haley Swindal

2018 HONOREES

Alexandra Alberstadt - Partner, Akerman LLP
Kenneth Alberstadt - Partner, Perkins Cole LLP
Ethan Slater - Broadway's Spongebob Squarepants
Orin Wolf - Producer, Broadway's The Band's Visit; President, NETworks Theatrical Productions

2018 HONORARY CHAIRS

Stephen G. Batta
Joseph Cozza
John M. Diaz, Sr.

2018 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Kenneth Alberstadt, Chair
Alexandra Alberstadt
Bettin Covo
Jamie deRoy
Kathleen Duffy
George Stonbely
Haley Swindal

2017 HONOREES

Kate Burton - Broadway's Present Laughter
Tino Gagliardi - President and Executive Director, Local 802, AFM
Ramin Karimloo - Broadway's Anastasia
Geoffrey A. Mills - President and CEO, GAM Hospitality
Gene O'Donovan - Founder, Aurora Productions

2017 HONORARY CHAIRS

Stephen G. Batta
Joseph Cozza
Anthony DePaulo
John M. Diaz, Sr.

2017 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Kenneth Alberstadt, Chair
Alexandra Alberstadt
Bettina Covo
Jamie deRoy
George Stonbely
Haley Swindal

2016 HONOREES

Andréa Burns - Broadway's On Your Feet
Richard Fitzgerald - President, Sound Associates
Daniel Dae Kim - Broadway's The King and I
Scott Nadeau - General Manager, New York Marriott Marquis

2016 HONORARY CHAIRS

Alexandra Alberstadt
Stephen G. Batta
Joseph Cazza
John M. Diaz, Sr.

2016 BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Kenneth Alberstadt
Jamie deRoy
Adam Gross
Haley Swindal
George Stonbely

2015 HONOREES

Christopher Cacace, Partner-in-Charge of Theater, Marks Paneth LLP
Tony Danza, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas
Renée Fleming, Broadway's Living on Love
Joseph Volpe, General Manager, Metropolitan Opera

2014 HONOREES

Stephen G. Batta - General Manager, JW Marriott Essex House
Andy Karl - Broadway's Rocky
Neil Mazzella - Founder, Hudson Scenic Studios
Anika Noni Rose - Broadway's A Raisin in the Sun

2013 HONOREES

Alan Bain, President Emeritus, The American-Scottish Foundation
Laura Osnes, Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
Condola Rashad, Broadway's The Trip to Bountiful
Michael Urie, Off-Broadway's Buyer and Cellar

2012 HONOREES

Christie Brinkley, Broadway's Chicago
James J. Claffey, Jr., President, IATSE Local One
Nick Jonas, Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Millennium Broadway Hotel

2011 HONOREES

John Larroquette, Broadway's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council
Brooke Shields, Broadway's The Addams Family
Ofer Yardeni, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Stonehenge Partners

2010 HONOREES

Harry Coghlan, President and General Manager, Clear Channel Outdoor's New York and Spectacolor Division
Broadway's Billy Elliots (Jacob Clemente, Michael Dameski, Alex Ko, Liam Redhead, Dayton Tavares)
Katie Finneran, Broadway's Promises, Promises
Anthony LaPaglia, Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor
Cristyne Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas and Lence Communications

2009 HONOREES

Laura Benanti and Steven Pasquale, Broadway's Gypsy and Reasons to Be Pretty
Constantine Maroulis, Broadway's Rock of Ages
Alan Momeyer, Vice President, Loews Corporation

2007 HONOREES

Roger Bart, Broadway's Young Frankenstein
Danny Burstein and Rebecca Luker, Broadway's The Drowsy Chaperone and Mary Poppins
Bebe Neuwirth, Broadway's Chicago
Michael Presser, Executive Director, Inside Broadway
William Tung, Managing Director, Rockefeller Group Development Corporation

2005 HONOREES

Paramount Group Inc
Renaissance High School of Musical Theatre and Technology - Bronx

2004 HONOREES

The Broadway Association
Joel Grey, Broadway's Wicked
Tovah Feldshuh, Broadway's Golda's Balcony
Bruce Mosler, President, US Operations, Cushman and Wakefield Inc
PS 188 Coney Island, The Michael E Berdy School

2003 HONOREES

Sutton Foster, Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie
PS 91 Bronx

2002 HONOREES

Backstage LLC
Boyd Gaines, Broadway's Contact
Karen Mason, Broadway's Mamma Mia
RCA School 99 Queens

2001 HONOREES

Continental Airlines
Eric Gural, Newmark Holdings
Claire Shulman, President, Queens Borough
Karen Ziemba, Broadway's Contact

2000 HONOREES

Theodore Chapin, President, Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization
Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway's You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Betty Jacobs, Founding Board Member, Theatreworks USA
Bill Moriarty, Local 802, AFM

1995 HONOREE

Carol Channing, Broadway's Hello Dolly