The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Award is presented to recognize personal excellence in use of the human voice.

View our Pintrest Board featuring past award recipients.


Cicely Tyson, Award winning Actress and Movie Star


Tommy Tune is one of the country’s most prolific performer/director/choreographers and is celebrating his golden decade on the great American stage. He has received 10 Tony Awards, which includes the 2015 Tony for Life Achievement in the Theatre.


Chita Rivera, An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations.

Paulo Szot is one of the most acclaimed and versatile baritones in the world having won international acclaim both as an opera singer and as an actor. Mr. Szot has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera and major opera companies throughout the world both in Europe, the U.S., and in his native Brazil. Mr. Szot starred in the Broadway revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center Theatre and won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Emile De Beque.


2015 Sackler Award honoree Joel Grey

Joel Grey,  In addition to winning an Academy Award and Tony for Cabaret, Joel Grey has earned Tony nominations for his leading roles in the musicals George M! (1969), Goodtime Charley (1975), and The Grand Tour (1979). Movie and Broadway legend.


Joan Lader, Roberta Flack and Edrie Means Weekly

Roberta Flack, Legendary songstress, Grammy Award winner, top recording artist, mentor. Pictured with Joan Lader and Edrie Means Weekly.

Bootsy Collins,  (born William Collins, October 26, 1951, Cincinnati) is one of the all-time great funk and R&B bassists/singer/bandleaders. Member of George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkadelic.


Image of Honorees Anthony Laciura and Dr. John
Anthony Laciura and Dr. John

Dr. John, Six-time New Orleans Jazz musician legend, singer, pianist, composer

Anthony Laciura,

Metropolitan Opera tenor and Emmy Award winning actor “Eddie” in the HBO show Boardwalk Empire.


Danny Aiello, Academy Award nominated actor and singer in more than 80 films

Michael Sheehan, is one of America’s leading communications trainers and strategists for corporate CEOs, policy makers and political leaders


Bobby Rydell, Recording Star, Stage & Screen Star Entertainer and Teen Idol


Justice Sandra Schultz Newman, PA Supreme Court Justice


Tony Randall, beloved star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter and President of The Voice Foundation’s Board of Directors.


Terry Gross, radio personality and executive producer of NPR’s Fresh Air, airing on 290 stations nationwide.


Anna Moffo Sarnoff, international soprano and operatic superstar. Ms. Moffo has performed, to great acclaim, in every major opera house in the world. She has been described as one of the greatest sopranos of the century.


Celeste Holm, beloved star of stage, screen and television, Oscar Award winner for her performance in Gentleman’s Agreement, also known for creating the role of “Ado Annie” in the original production of Oklahoma and her Academy Award nomination in All About Eve.


Nancy Snyderman, M.D., noted Otolaryngologist and international medical correspondent for ABC News, seen on Good Morning America and 20/20.


Patti LuPone, star of stage, screen and television, most noted for her Tony Award-winning performance of the title role in Evita and her critically acclaimed portrayal of “Libby Thatcher” in the television series Life Goes On.


Jack Klugman, recipient of several Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award-winning actor, known for his portrayals both on Broadway and television; devoting much of his time to several noteworthy charities.


C. Everett Koop, M.D., former Surgeon General of the United States; a communications expert, his use of broadcast media vastly increased the influence of his office, leading to the national improvement in health education.


Jessica Tandy, Academy Award-winning actress, noted for her starring roles in the twilight of her career.


James Earl Jones, acclaimed actor and a premier voice of our time; celebrated for his encouragement of young performers in their craft.


Walter Cronkite, distinguished news anchor for the CBS Evening News; noted commentator and a most recognized voice in American communications.


Helen Hayes, internationally famed Tony Award-winning actress; star of both stage and screen.