Stage and screen vet Dustin Hoffman will be among the five recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors. The award celebrates significant cultural contributions to the arts.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the list of honorees this morning, which includes late night host David Letterman, rock band Led Zeppelin, blues legend Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Marakova. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the gala event, which will be broadcast on CBS on December 26.
Though Hoffman has not appeared on Broadway since playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in 1989, the Tony nominee remains an active patron of the theater community. His Broadway credits include Death of a Salesman, All Over Town, Jimmy Shine, The Subject Was Roses and A Cook for Mr. General. Hoffman’s extensive list of screen credits include The Graduate, Rain Man, Tootsie, All the President’s Men and Kramer vs. Kramer.