Athol Fugard, James Earl Jones, Peter Martins, Nancy Wilson Will Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard

News   Athol Fugard, James Earl Jones, Peter Martins, Nancy Wilson Will Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard
 
Tony Award-winning playwright Athol Fugard, Tony Award-winning actor James Earl Jones, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Peter Martins and Grammy-winning singer Nancy Wilson will receive honorary doctoral degrees at the Juilliard School's 107th commencement ceremony May 25.

Athol Fugard
Athol Fugard

Fugard (The Road to Mecca, "Master Harold"… and the Boys, Blood Knot), Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope, The Best Man) and Martins (Song and Dance, On Your Toes) will receive honorary doctor of fine arts degrees.

Also honored will be singer Wilson and musicologist William Christie with honorary doctor of music degrees; and Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of "Van Gogh: The Life, and Jackson Pollack: An American Saga," with honorary doctor of humane letters degrees.

Juilliard president Joseph W. Polisi will read special citations and present the degrees. The ceremony will be streamed live at http://ww.juilliard.edu/live.

Fugard will also deliver the commencement address at 11 AM in Alice Tully Hall where Juilliard will present 277 (127 undergraduate and 150 graduate) degrees to its actors, dancers, playwrights, and jazz, opera and classical instrumental musicians.

Alice Tully Hall is located at Broadway at 65th Street. For more information, visit www.juilliard.edu.

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