Michael Tilson Thomas Receives 2019 Kennedy Center Honors

Dec 9, 2019

Last weekend, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) was recognized at the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors Gala for lifetime artistic achievements. 

“Michael Tilson Thomas goes far beyond keeping score,” said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein. “He has shaped American music and musical institutions for the 21st century.”

Fellow Honorees were R&B collective Earth, Wind & Fire, actress Sally Field, singer Linda Ronstadt, and children’s television program Sesame Street

Tune in to the Kennedy Center Honors Gala special on CBS on Sunday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Read Anne Midgette’s profile of MTT in the Washington Post

Watch MTT’s CBS This Morning segment.

Watch the Honors Week Tribute: A Michael Tilson Thomas Journey led by Teddy Abrams on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.

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