2021 Shakespeare Theatre Company Gala


6:00 p.m. | Cocktail Hour
7:00 p.m. | Performance and Seated Dinner
Casual Cocktail | Masks and Proof of Vaccination Required

Honoring Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts with the inaugural Phoenix Award, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) with the 2021 Arts on the Hill Award.

We’ve moved outdoors for Shakespeare under the stars in the glorious Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts! Please join us for a joyful (and safe) celebration of all that makes our hometown unique featuring Broadway singers, D.C.’s original Go-Go music, Shakespeare, and more, led by STC’s ebullient Artistic Director Simon Godwin. The Gala raises funds for our artistic, education, and community programs year-round.

Co-directed by STC’s Director of Equity and Enrichment LeeAnét Noble and Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts | 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA

Performers at this year’s Gala include Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, TFANA’s The Merchant of Venice); Grammy Award nominee Frenchie Davis (American Idol, Broadway’s Rent); Four-time Helen Hayes Award winner and STC Affiliated Artist Edward Gero (Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2; Arena Stage’s The Originalist); Singer, actor, and musician Justin Guarini (American Idol, Broadway’s Wicked); Legendary D.C. Go-Go band The Chuck Brown Band; and Musical Theatre students from Howard University.

2021 Sponsors






Michael R. Klein and Joan I. Fabry


Anita Antenucci
BP America
Landon and Carol Butler
Erkiletian Family Foundation
Alka and Sudhakar Kesavan
Abbe Lowell and Molly Meegan
Jacqueline B. Mars
Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath and Dr. Sebastian Heath


Michael Beriss and Jean Carlson
James and Elizabeth Glassman
The Harman Cain Family Foundation
John and Meg Hauge
Larry and Jana Hough
ICF International, Inc.
Jerry and Isabel Jasinowski
Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Bernard and Mary McKay
Michael & Maureen McMurphy & the Patrick Michael McMurphy Memorial Foundation
Michael Paese, Esq
Michelle Quest and Tim Gillis
Nichole Francis Reynolds and Fred Reynolds III
RJ Whyte Event Production
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Pauline A. Schneider
Rob and Robin Wilder and the Duane Wilder Foundation
Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin


Nick and Marla Allard
Bank of America
Christine and David Bernick
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Sue and Les Goldman
Susi and Eric Larsen
Emily Lenzner and Vivek Jain
Gail and Jeff MacKinnon
Scott Salmirs—ABM Industries


Reggie and Dharini Aggarwal
Michael Bahar and Hannah Yelland
Meredith Bailey
Ray and Leslie Clevenger
Marcy and Ryan Compton
James A. Decker
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Shannon Fairbanks and Thor Halverson
David and Jean Grier
Kendall Lott
Karishma and Jonathan Page
Eden Rafshoon
Patrick Shooltz
Adrianna Smith
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Ann Williams