Billy Crystal , Queen Latifah and Deion Warwick is one of the stars who will be honored at this year’s
Kennedy Center Honors Awards Ceremony.
Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb and opera star Renée Fleming will also be at John’s in Washington, D.C., scheduled for December Recognized
at the 46 Annual Event at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Annual Gala Presented by Glory Hosted by Gloria Estefan, Honorees are honored by honoring their lifetime artistic achievements. The ceremony will take place on December 3 and will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+, with the honored artist typically seated in the presidential box with the current commander-in-chief.
“I am honored to be included in this incredible list of artists honored by the Kennedy Center,” Latifah said in a statement. “When we started this journey decades ago, we were constantly told, ‘No.’ No, you won’t be able to leave New Jersey. No, you can’t sing if you rap. No, singers can’t be actors. No, actors can’t produce either. It feels unbelievable to be recognized by so many hyphens right now, not just for me and my team, but for our community.
This year’s gala also Will include to the hip-hop anniversary.
Crystal, whose film credits include When Harry Met Sally and hosted academy awards nine times , added in his own statement:
” I started acting when I was five years old, Made my parents and family laugh out loud. These laughs have accompanied me throughout my life and career. I very much hope that they will be able to participate in this honorable occasion at the Kennedy Center. ”
Done + Dusted, the production company behind shows like the Emmys and Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live! and The Disney Family Choir will be back in production this year Kennedy Center Honors.
“This year’s list represents a remarkable group of individuals who have redefined their art form and demonstrated unparalleled Extraordinary tenacity and authenticity. Each of them explored new territory, pushed artistic boundaries and, most importantly, committed to sharing their gifts with the world,” Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement Added this year’s winners.