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Kennedy Center Honors 2014 - Full Performers & Presenters List

Kennedy Center Honors 2014 - Full Performers & Presenters List

Tonight marks the 37th anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors and we can’t wait to see some of the best talent taking the stage to honor the legends.

This year’s honorees are singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin.

The show will air on CBS on Tuesday (December 30) at 9pm EST and will be hosted by Stephen Colbert.

The five honorees will be seated alongside President Obama and Michelle Obama in the presidential box of the Opera House at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Click inside for the complete performers and presenters list…

Al Green tribute:
Introduction by Whoopi Goldberg
Earth, Wind & Fire – “I Can’t Get Next to You” and “Love & Happiness”
Jennifer Hudson – “Simply Beautiful”
Usher – “Let’s Stay Together”
Mavis Staples and Sam Moore – “Take Me to the River”

Patricia McBride tribute:
Introduction by Christine Baranski
New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck – “Fascinating Rhythm”
New York City Ballet soloist Lauren Lovette and Boston Ballet principal dancer Jeffrey Cirio – “Rubies”
American Ballet Theater dancer Misty Copeland – Solo from Tchaikovsky’s pas de deux
Tiler Peck & New York City ballet principal dancer Jared Angle – “Dances at a Gathering”
The Charlotte Ballet + All previous dancers – “I Got Rhtyhm”

Tom Hanks tribute:
Introduction by David Letterman
Martin Short serves as Master of Ceremonies for the performance
Pentatonix – “That Thing You Do”
Laura Benanti, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O’Hara – “They Can’t Take that Away From Me”
Martin Short + All Performers – “Yankee Doodle Dandy”

Lily Tomlin tribute:
Introduction by Garrison Keillor
Spoken word performance featuring Jane Lynch, Kate McKinnon, Reba McEntire, and Jane Fonda

Sting tribute:
Introduction by Meryl Streep
Lady Gaga – “If I Ever Lose My Faith in You”
Esperanza Spalding – “Fragile” with Herbie Hancock on piano
Bruce Springsteen – “I Hung My Head”
Bruno Mars – Medley featuring “So Lonely,” “Roxanne,” and “Message In a Bottle” with members of Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship

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