WAAC Arts Awards

As a hundred year old artists' colony that became both home and inspiration to a host of creative luminaries spanning the disciplines of theatre, visual arts, music, dance and literature, Westport continues to thrive as an arts community.
 
Since 1994, the WAAC has been pleased to honor artists, producers, and patrons of the
arts with an award for their accomplishments. In addition, younger awardees who are at developmental stages of arts careers have been honored with a “Horizon” Award.
The “Mollie” Award is for service to our community.
 
The following is a list of the honorees to date.

MUSIC & DANCE

Ruth St. Denis &
    Ted Shawn
George Balanchine
Alexander Kipnis
Brenda Lewis Cooper
John Corigliano
Vivian Perlis
Don Elliott
Dorothy Straub
Fritz Reiner
Paul Bernard
Jeanne Kimball
Elizabeth Lennox
Hughes
Fred Hellerman
Norman Dello Joio
Heida Hermanns
Nicolai Sokoloff
Jonathan Sheffer
Elliott Carter
Igor Kipnis
John Corigliano, Jr.
John Ohanian
Paul McKibbins
John Hammond
Gerald Levinson
John Hanulik
Vernon Duke
George Weigle
Francesca Zambella
Tanaquil LeClercq
Westport Arts Center
Natalie Ryshna Maynard
Millette Alexander
Doris Goltzer

 

LITERATURE

Sherwood Anderson
F. Scott Fitzgerald
William Meredith
Peter DeVries
Hilton Kramer
Ralph Martin
Van Wyck Brooks
Erica Jong
John Hersey
Rose O’Neill
Robert Stone
R. L. Duffus
Howard Fast
P. D. Eastman
Max Wilk
Ring Lardner
Esther & Sidney
Kramer
Max Shulman
Shelly Fisher Fishkin
Evan Hunter
Ruth & John Stephan
Cathleen Schine
Sinclair Lewis
David Wiltse
Larry Fellows
Sigrid Shultz
Jane Yolen
Nechama Tec
Rod Serling
Westport Public Library
Frank Deford
Hans Wilhelm
Mary-Lou Weisman

 

THEATER

Paul Newman &
   Joanne Woodward
Lawrence & Armina           
Marshall Langner
Bette Davis
Mason Adams
Eva Le Gallienne
Elliot Martin
Sandy Dennis
Hume Cronyn
Marcella Cisney
Gene Tierney
James McKenzie
Ralph Alswang
Theatre Artists
    Workshop
Lucille Lortel
Haila Stoddard
David Wayne
Betty Corwin
June Havoc
Hal James
Christopher Plummer
Imogene Coca
David Marshall Grant
Lillian & Dorothy Gish
James Naughton
Reginald Rose
Joanne deBergh
Ellen Hanley
Keir Dullea
Willima S. Hart
Westport Country
Playhouse
Eileen Wilson
Susan Granger
Donal Donnelly
Joseph Ziegahn
Maureen Anderman &
Frank Converse
Anne Keefe
Dorothy Bryce

 

VISUAL ARTS

Arthur Dove
John Steuart Curry
Stevan Dohanos
James E. &
   Laura G. Fraser
Paul Cadmus
Perry Miller Adato
James Daugherty
Herzl Emanuel
Harold von Schmidt
Hilla Rebay
Tracy Sugarman
Berthold Nebel
Jean Woodham
Kerr Eby
George Silk
George Wright
Howard Munce
Hardie Gramatky
Eric von Schmidt
John Held, Jr.
Leonard Everett Fisher
James Wheeler
Abastenia St.L. Eberle
Stanley Bleifeld
Robert Lambdin
Frazier Peters
Tony Marino
Arlene Skutch
Paul Rand
David Levine
Larry Silver
Harvey Weiss
Lila Howard
Westport Schools
Permanent Art
Collection
Mel Casson
Barbara Wilk
Ed Vebell
Victor Dowd
Bernie Fuchs
Naiad Einsel
Jak Kovatch
Tyler Hicks
Frank & Doris Jacoby

 

 

HORIZON AWARD

20 Staples Teachers
Lynsey Addario
Spencer Platt
Hillary Frank
Charles Carleton
Russell Platt
Devin Arrington
Ari Edelson
Katherine Canning
Jordan Wolfson
Justin Paul
Staples Players
Joshua Frank
Daryl Wein
Connor Murphy
Igor Pikayzen
Drew McKeon
Nick Ordway
Katrina Gould
Leslye Headland
Nicholas Britell
Peter Duchan

Nick DiBerardino
Ryan Lester

 

CHAMPION of ARTS

Shirley Mellor
& Max Kaplan
Susan Malloy
Westport Woman’s Club
PTA Cultural Arts
Committee
Howard Aibel
Sally White
Suzanne Sherman Propp
Harold Levine
Marianne van Hoorn
  Liberatore
Mimi Levitt
John Franklin

 

MOLLIE AWARD

Mollie Donovan
Joyce Thompson
Miggs Burroughs
Joan Miller

 

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