The Museum of the City of New York celebrated the exceptional talent and contributions of choreographer Susan Stroman by presenting her with The Louis Auchincloss Prize. The prestigious award ceremony took place on December 4th, 2023, at the museum's auditorium, where a star-studded lineup of performers graced the stage to pay tribute to Stroman's remarkable career.
The evening was filled with captivating performances by acclaimed artists, including Josh Breckenridge, Anna Uzele, Vanessa Williams, Karen Ziemba, Robyn Hurder, Debra Monk, and Brad Oscar. Each performer showcased their immense talent, leaving the audience in awe of their extraordinary skills.
Cora Cahan, had the honor of presenting Susan Stroman with The Auchincloss Prize. Cahan commended Stroman for her groundbreaking work in the field of choreography and her significant contributions to the arts community.
Stroman now joins an esteemed list of past recipients who have received The Louis Auchincloss Prize. This illustrious group includes Anna Deavere Smith, Toshiko Mori, Robert A.M. Stern, Gloria Steinem, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Kushner, Wynton Marsalis, Philip Glass, and Stephen Sondheim.
The Auchincloss Prize, named after the renowned American novelist Louis Auchincloss, is a testament to Stroman's exceptional talent and her dedication to the arts. Auchincloss, who also served the Museum of the City of New York for many years, was a literary icon of the 20th and 21st centuries. The award named in his honor recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the cultural landscape of New York City.
The Museum of the City of New York's recognition of Susan Stroman's immense talent and contributions to the arts community is a testament to her lasting impact on the world of theater. As she adds The Louis Auchincloss Prize to her long list of accolades, Stroman continues to inspire future generations of artists.