Signature Theatre’s Benefit Honors James Lapine

The weather was frightful – one of the most violent thunderstorms the area has seen recently – but inside the Italian Embassy the mood was celebratory as Signature Theatre’s benefit gala honored Tony Award winning Playwright and Director James Lapine. Signature’s sixth annual Stephen Sondheim Award was presented to Lapine by the theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. Honored guests included: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Laura Denise Bisogniero; Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, and Bonnie Feld, Signature Theatre Board Chair; and, Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actress Debra Monk. (Top photo: James Lapine and Eric Schaeffer.)

Debra Monk and James Lapine.

Debra Monk and James Lapine

Claybourne Elder, Debra Monk, James Lapine, Brynn O’Malley and Eric Schaeffer.

Claybourne Elder, Debra Monk, James Lapine, Brynn O’Malley and Eric Schaeffer

Photos by Margot Schulman