Established through the BMI Foundation by Harrington's longtime friend and colleague, BMI Assistant Vice President and Counsel Evelyn Buckstein, the awards are given each year in Harrington's honor to celebrate the late attorney's lifelong love of musical theater.
Pictured showing off their award plaques are winners Michael Ogborn and Susan Murray, BMI's Jean Banks, winners David Arthur and Will Randall, and BMI's Ralph Jackson, President of the BMI Foundation. Not pictured is Martin Fernandi, co-winner for Second Year. photo: Gary Gershoff
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