Theatre Under the Stars

save the date!

Friday, April 28 at Tony’s
3755 Richmond Avenue
Valet opens – 10:30 AM
Program begins – 11:30 AM 

2023 leading ladies luncheon awards

Shirley Stein Outstanding Champion in the Arts and Education:
Paula Harris
Arts Educator of the Year:
Justin Doran

Volunteer of the Year:
Jennifer Lamb

The Leading Ladies are a dynamic, committed, and inspired group of women with a shared love for musical theatre and support the purpose of TUTS to produce world-class shows, train the next generation, and provide community access to theatre for Houston, by Houston.

The annual Leading Ladies Luncheon is the group’s signature fundraising event of the year, bringing together patrons from across Houston’s philanthropic arts community to support and celebrate TUTS, local volunteers and educators, and our esteemed Shirley Stein Champion in the Arts and Education honoree. Proceeds from the Luncheon help to create barrier-breaking educational programming that includes, inspires, and engages our unique and diverse community.

SILENT AUCTION DONATION: To donate an item or service to the Luncheon auction, please fill out this donation form: 2023 Luncheon Auction Donation Form

For Luncheon ticket and sponsorship information, please contact Jen Block at

Each year, the Luncheon spotlight shines on two community-nominated individuals who lead by example and are proud ambassadors of the TUTS culture. To submit your nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award and the Educator of the Year Award click the links below: