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Kennedy Center Honors 2018 - Performers, Presenters, & Honorees!

Kennedy Center Honors 2018 - Performers, Presenters, & Honorees!

The 41st Kennedy Center Honors is airing tonight on CBS and we have all the details about the star-studded presentation.

This year, the honorees are country music superstar Reba McEntire, jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter, Hamilton co-creators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire, composer Philip Glass and music superstar and actress Cher.

The event was pre-recorded on December 2 and features a full lineup of performers and presenters.

Tune into CBS tonight (December 26) at 8pm ET to catch the full special!

Click inside for the full list of performers and presenters at tonight’s Kennedy Center Honors…


Reba McEntire Tribute Presenters/Performers
Bobby Bones (Spoken Tribute)
Kelly Clarkson (Performs “Fancy”)
Lady Antebellum (Performs “Is There Life Out There”/”The Greatest Man I Never Knew”)
Melissa Peterman (Spoken Tribute)
Kristin Chenoweth (Performs “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”)
Brooks & Dunn (Performs “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”)

Wayne Shorter Tribute Performers/PresentersJason Moran (Spoken Tribute) GRAMMY Award-nominated jazz pianist and composer
Wayne Shorter Tribute Jazz Band (Performs “Over Shadow Hill Way”/”Joy Ryder”)
Herbie Hancock (Performs “Footprints”/”Endangered Species”/”Elegant People”)
Esperanza Spalding (Performs “Elegant People”/”Endangered Species”)
Bernie Williams (Spoken Tribute)
Renée Fleming (Performs “Aurora Leigh”)

Hamilton Co-Creators Tribute Performers/Presenters
Anthony Ramos (Spoken Tribute)
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Jasmine Cephas Jones (Performs “Schuyler Sisters”)
Phillipa Soo (Performs “Schuyler Sisters”)
Christopher Jackson (Performs “One Last Time” with Voices of America Youth Choir)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Performs “One Last Time” with Voices of America Youth Choir)

Philip Glass Tribute Performers/Presenters
Paul Simon (Spoken Tribute)
Jon Batiste (Performs “Opening” from “Glassworks”)
Philip Glass Ensemble with the Washington Chorus (Performs “The Grid” from “Koyaaniquatsi”)
Anjelique Kidjo (Spoken Tribute)
Annie Clark (St. Vincent) (Performs “Osamu’s Theme”)
Jennifer Koh (Performs “Osamu’s Theme”/”Knee Play 5”)
S. Epatha Merkerson (Performs “Knee Play 5” from “Einstein on the Beach”)

Cher Tribute Performers/Presenters
Whoopi Goldberg (Spoken Tribute)
Little Big Town (Performs “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”/”I Found Someone”/”Baby Don’t Go”)
Amanda Seyfreid (Spoken Tribute)
Adam Lambert (Performs “Believe”)
Cyndi Lauper (Performs “(If I Could) Turn Back Time”)

Finale Tribute Performance (Performance of “I Got You Babe” by Adam Lambert and Cyndi Lauper)

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