Seen here after the luncheon are 2003 Jerry Bock Award winner Alison Hubbard; Jerry Bock; Pat Cook, Artistic Coordinator of the Workshop; 2003 Jerry Bock Award winner Kim Oler; 2001 Jerry Bock Award winner Frank Evans, who also serves on the Workshop's Steering Committee; and BMI's Jean Banks. photo: Gary Gershoff
This prestigious award was established in 1997 by Jerry Bock, BMI composer of such classic musicals as Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!, She Loves Me, The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds. The winning musical was personally chosen by Bock from the collective output of musicals developed in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Previous winners of the Bock Award include Ben Schaechter, Frank Evans and Julie Gilbert for Dinner At 8, Jay Gaither and Cheryl Hawkins for Hurricane, and David Dreyfus and Jeffrey Hardy for A Trip to the Footbinder.