Looking Back at the 2023 Arthur Miller Foundation Honors

The 2023 Arthur Miller Foundation Honors, held at City Winery NYC on Monday, November 6, 2023, was a true celebration of theater teachers and the life-altering possibilities of theater education. Our magnetic hosts Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young led us with humor and feeling through an evening that revealed the many ways in which a single teacher impacts the lives of their students.

The 2023 Honorees:

  • JERRE & MARY JOY STEAD – AMF Humanitarian Award
  • MARTYNA MAJOK – AMF Legacy Award
  • TALIA JAIME – AMF Excellence in Arts Education Award

We saw firsthand how significant the Arthur Miller Foundation programs are in uplifting the voices and improving the lives of young people. Everyone onstage, including performers Brian d’Arcy James, Philippe Arroyo, Justin David Sullivan, Jordan Donica, and Samantha Williams, shared moving stories of teachers and mentors who changed their lives, interspersed with magnificent musical performances by Broadway’s veterans and rising stars. Enormous thanks to Music Director Julie McBride, Director Zi Alikhan, and Student Ensemble Director Sasha Hutchings.

A special highlight of the evening was a performance of “A Brand New Day” from The Wiz by the students of theater teacher honoree Talia Jaime’s Advanced Acting Class. If you missed it or want to relive this moment, click below to watch a video of their stirring performance:

Honors Ceremony & Performance:

Red carpet: