Performers Announced For 42nd Kennedy Center Honors

Following are honoree, presenter, performer and production credits for THE 42ND ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 15 on the CBS Television Network.

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ON AIR:

8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT

 

ORIGINATION:

Filmed in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 8

 

HOST REMARKS:

LL COOL J

Two-Time GRAMMY® Award winner and 2017 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient

 

 

HONOREE:

Linda Ronstadt

Multiple GRAMMY Award, ACM Award and Emmy Award-winning musician, 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

TRIBUTE PRESENTERS/

PERFORMERS:

Don Henley (Spoken Tribute)

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, founding member of the Eagles,1998 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

 

Carrie Underwood (Performs "Blue Bayou"/

"When Will I Be Loved")

Multiple GRAMMY Award, ACM Award and CMA Award-winning singer and songwriter

 

 

 

Kevin Kline (Spoken Tribute)

Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor

 

 

 

Flor de Toloache (Performs "La Cigarra")

Latin GRAMMY Award-winning all female Mariachi Group

 

 

 

Emmylou Harris (Spoken Tribute)

GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician

 

 

 

Trisha Yearwood (Performs "You're No Good"/

"Don't Know Much")

GRAMMY Award, ACM Award, CMA Award and Daytime Emmy Award-winning country music artist, actress, author and television personality

 

 

 

Aaron Neville (Performs "Don't Know Much with

Trisha Yearwood)

GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist and musician

 

HONOREE:

Sally Field

Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-winning actress

 

 

TRIBUTE PRESENTERS/

PERFORMERS:

Steven Spielberg (Spoken Tribute)

Academy Award-winning filmmaker, director and 2006 Kennedy Center Honoree

 

 

 

Maura Tierney (Spoken Tribute)

Golden Globe Award-winning actress

 

 

 

Pierce Brosnan (Spoken Tribute)

Golden Globe Award nominated actor, producer and activist

 

 

 

Tom Hanks (Spoken Tribute)

Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award winner, 2014 Kennedy Center Honoree, received 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom

 

HONOREE:

Sesame Street

American educational children's television series

Winner of 189 Emmy Awards and 11 GRAMMY Awards as of 2018

 

 

TRIBUTE PRESENTERS/

PERFORMERS:

Lucy Liu (Spoken Tribute)

Actress, voice actress, director, singer and dancer

 

 

 

Cedric the Entertainer (Spoken Tribute)

Actor, comedian and game show host

 

 

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Spoken Tribute)

Emmy Award-winning actor, filmmaker, singer and entrepreneur

 

 

 

Thomas Rhett (Performs "This Is My Street"/"Sing a Song")

ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning country music singer and songwriter

 

 

SPECIAL APPEARANCES:

Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Grover, Bert, Ernie,

Cookie Monster

Sesame Street Characters

 

 

HONOREE:

Michael Tilson Thomas

GRAMMY Award-winning conductor, pianist and composer, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony and Artistic Director of New World Symphony

 

 

TRIBUTE PRESENTERS/

PERFORMERS:

Lars Ulrich (Spoken Tribute)

GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter and record producer, co-founder of band Metallica, 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

 

Teddy Abrams (Spoken Tribute)

Conductor, composer, pianist and clarinetist, Music Director of Louisville Orchestra, Britt Festival Orchestra and Conductor of the New World Symphony Alumni Orchestra

 

 

 

New World Symphony Alumni Orchestra(Performs "Hoedown" with Teddy Abrams)

Former Fellows at orchestral academy co-founded by Michael Tilson Thomas in Miami Beach 32 years ago 

 

 

 

Debra Winger (Spoken Tribute)

Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated actress

 

 

 

Yuja Wang (Performs "You Come Here Often?")

Classical Pianist

 

 

 

Audra McDonald (Performs "Somewhere"/"Some Other Time")

Tony Award, GRAMMY Award and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer

 

 

 

Tribute Cast (Performs "I Got Rhythm" withAudra McDonald, Yuja Wang, Lars Ulrich, Teddy Abrams and the New World Symphony Alumni Orchestra)

 

HONOREE:

Earth, Wind & Fire

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning band spanning many musical genres, 2000 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

 

 

TRIBUTE PRESENTERS/

PERFORMERS:

David Foster (Spoken Tribute)

GRAMMY Award and Emmy Award-winning musician, composer, producer, songwriter and arranger

 

 

 

John Legend (Performs "Can't Hide Love")

Academy Award, Emmy Award, GRAMMY Award and Tony Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and television personality

 

 

 

David Copperfield (Spoken Tribute)

Emmy Award-winning magician, Guinness World Record Holder

 

 

 

Cynthia Erivo (Performs "Fantasy"/"Reasons")

GRAMMY Award, Tony Award and Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter

 

 

 

Ne-Yo (Performs "Shining Star"/"Sing a Song")

GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actor and dancer

 

 

 

Jonas Brothers (Perform "Boogie Wonderland")

GRAMMY Award nominated pop rock band, sold over 17 million albums worldwide

 

 

 

Finale Tribute Performance (Performance of "September" by

John Legend, Cynthia Erivo and Jonas Brothers)

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