Tony Award-winning composer John Kander, who is currently represented on Broadway with the long-running revival of CHICAGO and his latest musical THE VISIT, is the recipient of the Broadway League's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.
The awards celebrate excellence and achievement for touring Broadway and were announced during the Broadway League’s 2015 Spring Road Conference, a gathering of Broadway tour presenters from across the U.S.
The awards were created in 1992 to "recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft."
"John Kander is a celebrated composer who has created award-winning work for theatre, film, and television," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League in a statement. "Currently a 2015 Tony Award nominee for THE VISIT, Mr. Kander has given the world some of the great creations of the American musical stage, many of which have toured the country and the world."
in Playbill On-line by Adam Hetrick