André De Shields, Roberta Flack, More Will Be Honored by Music Conservatory of Westchester | Playbill

Benefits and Galas André De Shields, Roberta Flack, More Will Be Honored by Music Conservatory of Westchester

Christopher Sieber will host the benefit with a performance by Nikki Renée Daniels.

André De Shields at the unveiling of the Lena Horne Theatre Heather Gershonowitz

Hadestown Tony winner André De Shields will be honored with the Distinguished Achievement in the Arts Award June 26 at The Music Conservatory of Westchester's 22nd Annual Golf & Tennis Classic and Gala at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York. 

The non-profit community music school in White Plains will also honor Grammy winner Roberta Flack with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Emmy winner Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) with the Conservatory’s Visionary Award, and Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre with the organization’s first Community Legacy Award for its contributions to Westchester County and beyond. 

Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (Spamalot, Shrek, Company) will emcee the event, set to feature a performance from Nikki Renée Daniels (Company, The Book of Mormon). 

The event features a day of golf and tennis followed by a cocktail reception overlooking the Brae Burn greens with a silent auction followed by the awards dinner and performance. 

Proceeds will support the school’s Music Therapy Program, serving children and adults with disabilities; Healing Our Hero’s Veterans Program, serving U.S. military veterans dealing with combat-related injuries; and the Scholarship Program, providing students the opportunity to receive a quality music education regardless of financial circumstances. 

To purchase tickets visit The music school’s online auction is available at

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