CenterStage

Highlights from the CenterStage

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Partial list of artists who have appeared at the CenterStage

The Ahn Trio
contemporary chamber music

Alan Ball
director, producer, screenwriter

Alexander McCall Smith
author

Alison Krauss
contemporary country singer

Amy Tan
author

Anchee Min
author

Andrea Marcovicci
cabaret singer

Anna Deavere Smith
actress, author and MacArthur Genius Award-winner

Art Spiegelman
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist

Axis Dance Company
contemporary dancers of all abilities

The Bad Plus
contemporary jazz

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Grammy Award-winning Cajun band

Beverly A. Cosham
cabaret singer

Billy Collins
former United States Poet Laureate

Cyrus Chestnut
jazz pianist

DakhaBrakha
Ukrainian fusion

David Henry Hwang
playwright

David Sedaris
author and raconteur

Della Reese
singer and actress

Fred Hersch
jazz pianist

Gerald Clayton Trio
jazz

Grace Kelly
jazz saxophonist and singer

James Carville
author

Joffrey 2 Dance Company

Judith Ivey
actress

Julian Sands
actor

Kate Clinton
comedienne

Kathryn Stockett
author 

Kathy Mattea
Grammy Award-winning country singer/songwriter

Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
Grammy Award-winning Bulgarian Choir

Leon Bates
pianist

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

Lucie Arnaz
actress

Lúnasa
new Irish music

Mandy Patinkin
actor and singer

Mark Brutsché
playwright and actor

Melba Moore
singer and actress

National Theatre of the Deaf

The New York Festival of Song

Ossie Davis
actor, author, activist

The Paris Combo
French jazz

P.D.Q. Bach (aka Peter Schickele)

Peter Sagal
host of NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me

Reduced Shakespeare Company
the bad boys of abridgement

Rennie Harris’ RHAW
hip-hop dance

Richard Blanco
poet

Roz Chast
cartoonist

Ruby Dee
actress, author, poet, activist

Sarah Vowell
NPR contributor and author

Scott Simon
host of NPR’s Weekend Edition

Steep Canyon Rangers
contemporary bluegrass and roots music

Stephen Lang
actor

Suzan-Lori Parks
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Sweet Honey in the Rock®
Grammy Award-winning choir

Taylor 2 Dance Company

Terry Gross
host of NPR’s Fresh Air

Tierney Sutton
jazz songstress

Tig Notaro
comedienne

Tim Russert
former moderator of Meet The Press

Tony Kushner
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Trout Fishing in America
seriously fun music for families

Vienna Boys Choir