The Town Hall is deeply appreciative to the following organizations’ inspirational and gratifying support.

    • Lemberg Foundation
    • McGraw-Hill Companies
    • Mex-Am Cultural Foundation
    • Morgan Stanley
    • New York City Council
    • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
    • New York State Council on the Arts
    • Henry Nias Foundation
    • Peek Family Foundation
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
    • Royal Realty Company
    • Rudin Foundation
    • Shubert Foundation
    • TD Charitable Foundation
    • Theatre Refreshments
    • Ticketmaster
    • Wenner Foundation
    • Zegar Family Foundation
    • Accion Cultural Espanola
    • Achelis and Bodman Foundation
    • The Actors Fund
    • Bank of America
    • Charina Endowment Fund
    • Consolidated Edison Company of New York
    • Ernst & Young
    • Ford Foundation
    • Anne and Gordon Getty Foundation
    • Joan Hornig Jewelry
    • Hyde and Watson Foundation
    • Jewish Communal Fund
    • The Karma Foundation
    • Edythe Kenner Foundation



    Friend of the Arts Award

    The Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award is presented annually to individuals in recognition and appreciation of their abiding interest in the development, enrichment and support of the arts.  The award, established in 1981, consists of a hand-lettered certificate of appreciation, a bronze plaque permanently affixed to a seat in the theatre commemorating the occasion, and a photograph of the awardee displayed in The Town Hall Friend of the Arts Gallery.

    Previous Awardees

    2017: Daryl Roth and Roberta Flack
    2016: A Prairie Home Companion featuring Garrison Keillor and Jennifer J. Raab
    2015: Paul Libin and K.T. Sullivan
    2014: Bank of America, and George Wein
    2013: Judy Collins, and Robert E. Wankel
    2012: Dr. Charlotte K. Frank, and Marvin Leffler
    2011: Dr. Joyce Brown, and Judith Jamison
    2010: Barbara & Scott Siegel, Elaine Stritch, and Meryl H. Tisch
    2009: Tovah Feldshuh, and T Phillip J. Smith
    2008: Sharon Dunn, Fyvush Finkel, and Lawrence C. Zucker
    2007: Lilian Vernon, and Sir George Shearing
    2006: Barbara Cook. and Judy & Michael Steinhardt
    2005: Laurie M. Tisch, and Peter Yarrow
    2004: Sheldon Harnick, and Morris W. Offit
    2003: Paul LeClerc, and Wendy Wasserstein
    2002: Bobby Short, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman
    2001: Theodore Bikel, and Michael Sovern
    2000: Jacques d’Amboise, and Muriel Siebert
    1999: L. Jay Oliva, and George Weissman
    1998: Vartan Gregorian, and Andrea Marcovicci
    1997: Jane Alexander, and John W. Kluge
    1996: Agnes Gund, Lewis Rudin, and Julie Wilson
    1995: Betty Comden & Adolph Green, and Senator Roy M. Goodman
    1994: Anne Jackson & Eli Wallach, and Vincent Sardi, Jr.   
    1993: Tony Bennett, and Bill Green
    1992: James R. Cherry, and Dizzy Gillespie
    1991: Victor Borge
    1990: Marilyn Horne
    1989: Joseph Papp
    1988: Beverly Sills
    1987: Martin E. Segal
    1986: Helen Hayes
    1985: Celeste Holm
    1984: Dina Merrill
    1983: Kitty Carlisle Hart
    1982: Gerald Schoenfeld
    1981: John Brademas