WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday morning, September 22, 2016, President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The first Lady will also attend.
2015 National Medal of Arts
· Philip Glass, Composer (New York, NY)
· Mel Brooks, Actor, Comedian, & Writer (New York, NY)
· Sandra Cisneros, Author (San Antonio, TX)
· Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (Waterford, CT)
· Morgan Freeman, Actor (Charleston, MS)
· Berry Gordy, Record Producer & Songwriter (Los Angeles, CA)
· Santiago Jiménez, Jr., Musician (San Antonio, TX)
· Moises Kaufman, Director & Playwright (New York, NY)
· Ralph Lemon,Dancer, Choreographer, Writer,Visual Artist (Brooklyn, NY)
· Audra McDonald, Actress & Singer (Croton-on-Hudson/New York, NY)
· Luis Valdez, Playwright, Actor, Writer, & Director (San Juan Bautista, CA)
· Jack Whitten, Painter (New York, NY)
The ceremony will be live streamed at www.whitehouse.gov/live.