During the first wekkend of December were celebrated the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, awards meant to recognize a lifetime of contributions to the arts. This year’s honorees were Cher, composer Philip Glass, country music legend Reba McEntire and jazz icon Wayne Shorter. An unprecedented special award went to the co-creators of “Hamilton” for their genre-bending musical. It was the first time an entity, rather than an individual, was honored.
All four men who received special medals for “Hamilton” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator; Thomas Kail, the director; Andy Blankenbuehler, the choreographer; and Alex Lacamoire, the musical director — remain eligible in the future for their own individual work.
The show will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 26 at 8 p.m. on CBS.
Public Appearances > 2018 > 01 December – 2018 Kennedy Center Honors Formal Artist’s Dinner
Public Appearances > 2018 > 02 December – Hamilton Creative Team visit The Library of Congress
Public Appearances > 2018 > 02 December – 2018 Kennedy Center Honors Gala
Below, watch a preview of the show shared on CBS This Morning.