WASHINGTON DC - DECEMBER 1: The recipients of the 41st Annual Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan in their honor at the US Department of State on December 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.. From left to right back row: Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andy Blankenbuehler, Alex Lacamoire, Glenn Weiss, and Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producers with White Cherry. Front row, left to right: Grace Rodriguez, Wayne Shorter, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, Cher, Deborah F. Rutter and David M. Rubenstein. The 2018 honorees are: singer and actress Cher; composer and pianist Philip Glass; Country music entertainer Reba McEntire; and jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. This year, the co-creators of Hamilton, writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda; director Thomas Kail; choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler; and music director Alex Lacamoire will receive a unique Kennedy Center Honors as trailblazing creators of a transformative work that defies category.
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