(Photo by Heather Bronge)
As SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE comes to an end, the School of Theatre, Film and Media Arts was honored to have orchestrator Michael Starborin watch a show he once orchestrated on Broadway. On February 26, 2019, Starborin was presented with the 2019 TFMA Tribute Award for his outstanding work over the last 40 years. Throughout his career, Starborin has received two Tony Awards and multiple Tony Award nominations for his work on Broadway including the recent award winner (as well as the original) Once on This Island. Off the stage, his work can be heard in movies like Beauty and the Beast (2017), Mary Poppins Returns, Chicago and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (www.starobin.com)
The award has an amazing line of recipients including the great Sheldon Harnick, lyricist for Fiddler on The Roof, who received the award in 2016.
We are thrilled to acknowledge such prominent figures in the film and theatre industry. Make sure to keep up with TFMA to who will be honored next!