Kleban Prize Winners – Lisa Kron, Daniel Zaitchik

The Board & Winners Lisa Kron, Daniel Zaitchik (seated)


Video Interviews/Photos by Magda Katz


This year’s 27th Kleban Prize winners are Daniel Zaitchik (the most promising musical theater lyricist), and Lisa Kron (the most promising musical theater librettist).

Pianist, Emily Skeggs (standing) Lisa Kron, Judy Kuhn (seated)


Daniel Zaitchik – seated


Sheldon Harnick


Attendees included Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Fiddler on the Roof), Tony-nominated actress Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Sheldon Harnick (Tony Award® and Pulitizer Prize-winning lyricist – Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me), Richard Maltby, Jr. (Tony Award-winning director, conceiver, lyricist – Ain’t Misbehavin’, Baby, Miss Saigon), Maury Yeston (Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist – Nine, Titanic), John Weidman (Tony-nominated librettist – Contact, Anything Goes, Assassins, Pacific Overtures), Michael Korie (Tony nominated librettist and lyricist, War Paint, Grey Gardens), Andre Bishop (Artistic Director, Lincoln Center Theater) and more – including additional Board members.