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41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors Announces Full List Of Honorees And Performers

See below for the complete list of honoree, presenter, performer and production credits for The 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors, to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT only on CBS.

Host Remarks: Gloria Estefan

Honoree: Reba McEntire

Tribute Presenters/Performers: 

  • Bobby Bones (Spoken Tribute)
  • Kelly Clarkson (Performing "Fancy")
  • Lady Antebellum (Performing "Is There Life Out There"/"The Greatest Man I Never Knew")
  • Melissa Peterman (Spoken Tribute)
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Performing "Doin' What Comes Naturally")
  • Brooks & Dunn (Performing "Why Haven't I Heard From You")

Honoree: Wayne Shorter

Tribute Presenters/Performers: 

  • Jason Moran (Spoken Tribute)
  • Wayne Shorter Tribute Jazz Band (Performing "Over Shadow Hill Way"/"Joy Ryder")
  • Herbie Hancock (Performing "Footprints"/"Endangered Species"/"Elegant People")
  • Esperanza Spalding (Performing "Elegant People"/"Endangered Species")
  • Bernie Williams (Spoken Tribute)
  • Renée Fleming (Performing "Aurora Leigh")

Honorees: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire

Tribute Presenters/Performers: 

  • Anthony Ramos (Spoken Tribute)
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry (Performing "Schuyler Sisters")
  • Jasmine Cephas Jones (Performing "Schuyler Sisters")
  • Phillipa Soo (Performing "Schuyler Sisters")
  • Christopher Jackson (Performing "One Last Time" with Voices of America Youth Choir)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (Performing "One Last Time" with Voices of America Youth Choir)

Honoree: Philip Glass

Tribute Presenters/Performers: 

  • Paul Simon (Spoken Tribute)
  • Jon Batiste (Performing "Opening" from "Glassworks")
  • Philip Glass Ensemble with the Washington Chorus (Performing "The Grid" from "Koyaaniquats")
  • Anjelique Kidjo (Spoken Tribute)
  • Annie Clark [St. Vincent] (Performing "Osamu's Theme")
  • Jennifer Koh (Performing "Osamu's Theme/"Knee Play 5")
  • S. Epatha Merkerson (Performing "Knee Play 5" from "Einstein On The Beach")

Honoree: Cher

Tribute Presenters/Performers:

  • Whoopi Goldberg (Spoken Tribute)
  • Little Big Town (Performing "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves"/"I Found Someone"/"Baby Don't Go")
  • Amanda Seyfried (Spoken Tribute)
  • Adam Lambert (Performing "Believe"/"I Got You Babe")
  • Cyndi Lauper (Performing "[If I Could Turn] Back Time"/"I Got You Babe")

Produced By: White Cherry Entertainment

Executive Producers: Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss

Director: Glenn Weiss

Writer: David Boone

Supervising Producer: Rob Paine

Coordinating Producer: Sarah Levine Hall

Production Designer: Steve Bass

Lighting Designer: Bob Dickinson

Music Director: Rickey Minor

Conductor: Patrick Vaccariello

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