PHOTO CALL: Sutton Foster, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Laura Benanti, Carol Channing, The Obamas at Kennedy Center Honors

News   PHOTO CALL: Sutton Foster, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Laura Benanti, Carol Channing, The Obamas at Kennedy Center Honors Sutton Foster, Matthew Morrison, Julia Roberts, Laura Benanti, Carol Channing and President Barack Obama were among those on hand Dec. 5 to help salute this year's Kennedy Center Honorees. The gala paid tribute to Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey.

Kelsey Grammer, currently on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of La Cage aux Folles, emceed the tribute to composer-lyricist Herman. Others who paid tribute to the composer of Mame and Hello, Dolly! included Angela Lansbury, Christine Baranski, Chita Rivera and Christine Ebersole.

Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for her performance in the film version of the award-winning musical Dreamgirls, was on hand for the tribute to Oprah Winfrey. Hudson performed The Color Purple show-stopper "I'm Here."

Claire Danes and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee who spoke about choreographer Bill T. Jones.

Here is a look at the starry evening, which was broadcast on CBS Dec. 28:

For more information about the Kennedy Center Honorees or the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.kennedy-center.org.

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