Tommy Tune Receives 2003 National Medal of Arts

News   Tommy Tune Receives 2003 National Medal of Arts Director, choreographer and performer Tommy Tune has been awarded the 2003 National Medal of Arts. The man behind My One and Only and Nine was honored by President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in an Oval Office ceremony at the White House on the afternoon of Nov. 12.
Tommy Tune
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Tune directed and choreographed such shows as Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the original production of Nine. Tune's fellow honorees included: "Austin City Limits," PBS television program; Beverly Cleary, children's book author; Rafe Esquith, arts educator; Suzanne Farrell, dancer-company director-educator; Buddy Guy, blues musician; Ron Howard, actor-director-writer-producer; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Leonard Slatkin, symphony orchestra conductor; and George Strait, country singer.