Kennedy Center Honors 2023: Honorees, Performers and How to Watch

The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony will be taped on Dec. 3, airing on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ at a later date that hasn’t yet been announced. This year’s event, which also marks the 46th anniversary of the ceremony, will be hosted by previous honoree Gloria Estefan.

Since its inception in 1978, the annual event presents honors to the most prestigious figures in the performing arts, spanning across music, dance, theater, opera, motion pictures and television.

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Honoree George Clooney (R) and Amal Clooney at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4 in Washington, DC.
Honoree George Clooney (R) and Amal Clooney at the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

The event has hosted many high-profile stars. Last year’s event was attended by George and Amal Clooney, Vice President Kamala Harris, Gladys Knight and Amy Grant.

Ahead is all other information to know about the upcoming 2023 Kennedy Center Honors.

Who are the honorees of the Kennedy Center Honors 2023?

In June, the organization announced the list of 2023 honorees with Billy Crystal, Renée Fleming, Barry Gibb, Queen Latifah and Dionne Warwick.

“When we started on this journey decades ago, we were often told, ‘No’. No, you won’t be able to leave New Jersey. No, if you rap you can’t sing. No, singers can’t become actresses. No, actors can’t also produce. To now be recognized amongst so many multihyphenates feels unbelievable, not for just me and my team, but for our community,” Latifah told the Kennedy Center Honors’ website.

Past honorees include Debbie Allen, Dick Van Dyke, Fred Astaire, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

Who are the performers of the Kennedy Center Honors 2023?

The list of performers for this year has not been yet revealed. In the past, the organization has tapped Sheryl Crow, the Highwomen, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Martin Short, Matthew Broderick and more.

How to watch the 2023 Kennedy Center Honors?

The show will air on CBS and be available to stream on Paramount+ at a later date. The streaming platform offers a free seven-day trial for new subscribers only.

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