Kennedy Center Honors
Producers who have created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years will be given a “clean slate” and a mandate to update the “Kennedy Center Honors,” marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in nearly four decades.
He also discusses how the show’s cast surprised him by performing at the Kennedy Center Honors.
Now in its 37th year, The Kennedy Center Honors remain an abiding reminder of the vast and vital importance of art in our nation and the world around us.
Lily Tomlin’s prolific career includes numerous awards and accolades for her screen and stage appearances in which she has painted some of the most indelible and beloved characters in the creative landscape.
Patricia McBride, 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree, is a legendary principal ballerina who studied under renowned choreographer George Balanchine. The critically-acclaimed dancer spent 28 years in the spotlight enrapturing audiences for New York City Ballet before retiring.
Among Stings numerous well-deserved career accolades, the 16-time Grammy winner now joins the prestigious ranks of past and present Kennedy Center Honorees.
Singer Al Green is one of five notable honorees at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. His iconic career as a soul singer helped shaped the genre in the ’70s and his Gospel turn in the ’80s inspired a legion of old and new fans.
Since his early sitcom beginnings, Tom Hanks has amassed a critically-acclaimed, award-winning body of work that arguably marks him as one of the most talented and versatile figures in cinematic history.
Take a look back at the best Kennedy Center Honors’ performances from the past.
Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special
Stephen Colbert will host “The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.”
Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Martina Arroyo is arguably the best Verdi soprano of our time. Like colleague Grace Bumbry who was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient four years ago, Martina Arroyo is the second black opera singer to be applauded in this way.
Call her a quintuple threat. Not only is Shirley MacLaine an accomplished dancer, singer and actor, but she is also an acclaimed author and activist as well.
As new household names join choice others for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, each fresh member takes his or her place in American pop culture in a largely esteemed way to own first-rate bragging rights for their collective works in life.