BMI Toasts 2003 Kleban Award Winner Susan DiLallo

Posted in News on June 26, 2003
BMI's Musical Theatre department recently toasted composer Susan DiLallo, the winner of the 2003 Kleban Award, at a reception in New York. DiLallo, a lyricist, won the prestigious award for her work on Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, a musical comedy set in 1956 Hoboken, NJ. Once Upon a Time in New Jersey tells the story of a deli worker who switches places with a local womanizer to woo the woman he loves.

In addition, DiLallo's work will also receive a Development Award for a staged reading on behalf of the Richard Rodgers Competition for Musical Theater in conjunction with the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Kleban Award for Musical Theatre is given annually by the Kleban Foundation, established in 1988 under the will of BMI composer Edward L. Kleban, best known for the musical A Chorus Line.

Seen here during the reception in the BMI New York office are Alan Stein, Administrator of the Kleban Foundation, DiLallo, and BMI's Del Bryant and Jean Banks. photo: Gary Gershoff


The Weekly

Each week, Learn, Listen, Watch, Discover and Share with BMI! From must-see videos, to creative inspiration and dynamic playlists we’re excited about, BMI’s The Weekly is dedicated to delivering specially curated content designed for music creators and music fans alike!

Join BMI Live

BMI Live
Back to Top