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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sam Willmott's latest achievement

My stunningly talented friend Sam Willmott (centre) won this year's annual Kleban Prize for his lyrics, probably the most lucrative prize for a songwriter there is.$100,000 over two years!! Donated by the late Ed Kleban who wrote lyrics for A CHORUS LINE, the prize was awarded at ASCAP (who very kindly gave me my own wall)

 and I sang one of Sam's songs, "The B.F.G" from BOY-A ROALD DAHL MUSICAL, accompanied by another glorious prodigy, Matt Aument (left).
The ceremony was introduced by Maury Yeston (NINE, TITANIC, GRAND HOTEL) and presented by Richard Maltby, Jr (AIN'T MISBEHAVIN')

After the presentation Sam took us and his closest friends and family to a sumptuous Chinese meal at a restaurant we later discovered was lyricist Fred Ebb's favorite. Considering that Sam also won the Fred Ebb Prize this year, that seemed only fitting.

I love these two gents to pieces and will always be available for any project they should offer.
A little bit of video above

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