It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month.

Famed soprano, Audra McDonald, will receive the award alongside of several other theatrical luminaries including comedy legend, Mel Brooks and Academy Award-winner, Morgan Freeman. Other 2016 recipients include composer Philip Glass, playwright Moises Kaufman, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, record producer and songwriter Berry Gordy, playwright and actor Luis Valdez, and dancer and choreographer Ralph Lemon.

The recipients will receive their medals at a September 22nd ceremony at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama in attendance.

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