The director and choreographer will receive the plaudits at opening night in New York on May 5.

Donen directed some of Hollywood’s most highly regarded musicals including Singin’ In The Rain, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and On The Town

He collected an Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1998 “in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit, and visual innovation.”

The festival runs from May 5-19.