The Hasty Pudding Theatricals (HPT) is the third oldest theater company in the world. Every year, since 1844, HPT has produced an original, entirely student-written and composed, pun- lled musical extravaganza. Each year, the show runs for ve weeks in Cambridge before our annual tour in New York City and Bermuda. Some of America's most prominent personalities rst got their start in the Pudding, including Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, Jack Lemmon, Alan Jay Lerner, Rashida Jones, and even the two most recent governors of MA.
HPT also bestows the annual Man of the Year and Woman of the Year awards on performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. For Man of the Year, past honorees include Paul Newman, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Justin Timberlake, and, most recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. For Woman of the Year, past honorees include, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Poehler, and, most recently, Kerry Washington.