The ASCAP Foundation Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award
The late Mary Rodgers established this award to honor the legacy of Lorenz “Larry” Hart who together with composer Richard Rodgers produced a roster of hit shows including Jumbo, On Your Toes, Babes in Arms, I Married an Angel, The Boys from Syracuse, Pal Joey, and A Connecticut Yankee. Rodgers and Hart made a significant contribution to the Great American Songbook with an outpouring of songs that includes “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Blue Moon,” “Falling In Love With Love,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “The Lady Is a Tramp,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” “My Funny Valentine,” “My Heart Stood Still,” “Spring Is Here,” “This Can’t Be Love,” “Where or When” and “With a Song in My Heart.” The Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award is presented annually to an ASCAP member who is a promising musical theater lyricist. A composer/lyricist team is also eligible. Recipients are selected by a panel of music industry professionals.