Songwriters Hall of Fame Honors Bette Midler, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and More June 14
ByÂ Adam Hetrick
14 Jun 2012
The annual honor is presented to “industry veterans who are acknowledged as pioneers in their craft, whose body of work over time has been substantial, enduring and influential, and whose success and contributions over a lifetime have inspired the music community.”
In addition to Midler’s honor,Â FantasticksandÂ 110 in the ShadeÂ writersÂ Harvey SchmidtÂ andÂ Tom JonesÂ are being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongsideÂ Jim SteinmanÂ (Whistle Down the Wind), Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Seger andÂ Don Schlitz.
Performers and presenters for the evening includeÂ Dave Grohl, Stevie Nicks, Kenny Rogers, Lyle Lovett, Meat Loaf, Emmylou Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, Constantine Maroulis, L.P., Jerry Moss and Take 6.
Midler made her Broadway debut as Tzeitel in the original Broadway production ofÂ Fiddler on the Roof. She returned to the Great White Way in several concerts:Â Bette Midler, Bette Midler’s Clams on the Half Shell RevueÂ andÂ Bette! Divine Madness. She was awarded a Special Tony Award in 1974 for “adding luster to the Broadway season.” Midler’s screen credits are extensive and include Oscar nominations for her performances in “For the Boys” and “The Rose.” She is also the recipient of Grammy Awards for Record of the Year (“Wind Beneath My Wings,” 1989), Best Pop Vocal Performance Female (“The Rose,” 1980) and Best New Artist (1973). She is also the producer of the Broadway musicalÂ Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Tickets for the Songwriters Hall of Fame event begin at $1,000 each, and are available by phoning (212) 573-6933. Net proceeds from the event will go toward the Songwriters Hall of Fame programs.
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