36th Birthday Gala
36th Birthday Gala
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Cyndi Lauper, Music Honoree
Ken Lowe, Founder of Scripps Networks & Discovery Board Member, Corporate Honoree
Tina Fey, Writer, Actress, Producer
Billie Jean King, Sports Icon and Social Justice Pioneer
Jeff Sagansky, Platinum Eagle
David Zaslav, Discovery
Children of Ronald McDonald House New York
The Camp Broadway Kids Ensemble
Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops in a celebration of its 36th Anniversary, honoring Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning music icon Cyndi Lauper and media executive Ken Lowe, former CEO of Scripps Networks and the genius behind HGTV, the Food Network, and more! Proceeds support the orchestra and its PopsEd music education programs throughout all five boroughs of NYC.
Tickets, priced from $75, are available through this website or by calling The New York Pops at 212-765-7677.
Tickets are also available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or by phone at CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or at carnegiehall.org
ABOUT CYNDI LAUPER
Cyndi Lauper is a groundbreaking Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter and performing artist with global record sales in excess of 50 million. Her iconic voice, influential punk glamour, and infectious live shows have catapulted her to stardom. Lauper won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist with her first album, She's So Unusual, and became the first woman in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released ten additional studio albums, yielding timeless classics like “Time After Time” and “True Colors”, and the anthemic “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”. She’s been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards, and 18 MTV Awards.
In 2013, Cyndi Lauper became the first solo woman to win Best Original Score (music and lyrics) for Kinky Boots. She contributed a Tony-nominated song to the score of the Broadway musical SpongeBob SquarePants and is currently writing the score for the Broadway adaptation of the 1988 feature film Working Girl. A pillar of female success, Lauper was inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015, released a New York Times best-selling memoir, and continues to collect impressive accolades across the music industry and beyond. In 2018, Lauper designed and launched a sold-out Home Decor Collection with Grandin Road and added a guest starring role on CBS’ hit TV show Magnum PI to her acting resume. She closed out 2018 by receiving the “Icon Award” from Billboard at its 13th annual Women In Music event and brought down the house with a rousing tribute to Cher at the Kennedy Center Honors.
In addition, Lauper is tireless in her advocacy work. She has been an activist since day one, always fighting for the underdog - especially women, people living with HIV/AIDS, and LGBTQ people. Her commitment runs so deep that she started her own charity in 2008, the True Colors United, to bring an end to homelessness amongst LGBTQ youth, who make up to 40% of the youth homelessness population.
Over the past 10 years, the True Colors United has had an indelible impact on ending youth homelessness in America. From playing a lead role in securing $167.5 million in new annual federal funding from Congress to invest in 46 communities across the country, which Cyndi powerfully testified in support of in the U.S. Senate, to training close to 2,000 homeless youth service providers for free over the past year to inclusively work with LGBTQ youth, Cyndi and the True Colors United are fundamentally changing how the country is working to prevent and end youth homelessness for the 4.2 million youth who experience it each year.
ABOUT KEN LOWE
Kenneth W. Lowe is the Former Chairman, President and CEO, of Scripps Networks Interactive. Ken served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive from the company’s split with The E.W. Scripps Company in 2008 until its sale to Discovery in 2018. With a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, Lowe was the media visionary who took his idea for a cable network about homes and gardens, and turned it into a global media lifestyle content giant operating in 175 countries around the world.