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Michael M. Kaiser (Ilan Mizrahi)

Michael Kaiser

Michael M. Kaiser has been President of the Kennedy Center since January 2001. He has expanded the educational and artistic programming for the nation’s center for the performing arts, has overseen a major renovation effort of most of the Center’s theaters and has led the country in arts management training.Signature artistic programs during his tenure have included an unprecedented celebration of the works of Stephen Sondheim; major festivals of the arts of China, Japan, India and the 22 countries in the Arab World; long-term relationships with the Bolshoi Ballet, the Mariinsky Ballet and Opera, New York City Ballet and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; festivals of gospel, country, a cappella music and street arts; a celebration of August Wilson’s ten plays presented in sequential order; as well as major revival productions of Ragtime and Follies, both which transferred to Broadway. Mr.

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Video excerpts from Michael Kaiser's PBS interview with Jim Lehrer (Excerpt 2)

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Video excerpts from Michael Kaiser's PBS interview with Jim Lehrer (Excerpt 1)

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