Lorne Michaels to be honored at Lincoln Center American Songbook gala
The man behind one of comedy’s longest running institutions is set to receive an honor next month, and a few of the comedians he’s influenced will be on hand to celebrate his career.
The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is set to honor Saturday Night Live creator and producer Lorne Michaels at the American Songbook gala on Feb. 11. The gala will include a performance written and directed by Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond, with Tituss Burgess, Jimmy Fallon, Cheyenne Jackson, Taran Killam, Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and other unannounced guests set to appear in Michael’s honor.
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The American Songbook honor is being bestowed upon Michaels for Saturday Night Live‘s dedication to live musical performances throughout its decades on air, including artists who have been part of the American Songbook series, including Janis Ian, k.d. lang, St. Vincent, and others.
The American Songbook series, currently in its 17th season, will run through April, with 25 performances set at three Lincoln Center locations.