Tony and Emmy Award winner Leslie Uggams hosts and narrates the 20th anniversary Anti-Defamation League Concert Against Hate on Monday, October 27, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Featuring the National Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Emi de Cou, the concert honors heroes in the fight against hatred and intolerance and recognizes individuals for extraordinary acts of courage in confronting injustice, extremism and terrorism.
The evening begins with the Kay Family Award Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 8:30 p.m. More than 2400 Washingtonians are expected to attend, including congressional leaders, diplomats and major figures in the field of arts and humanities.
Past hosts have included Jeff Daniels, Harvey Keitel, Omar Epps, Matthew Broderick, Tony Kushner, Anika Noni Rose, Leonard Nimoy, Gabriel Byrne, Liev Schrieber, Judd Hirsch, Rod Steiger, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, and Barbara Walters. Leslie will be joined by co-host Isiah Whitlock, Jr. for this 20th anniversary concert.
For more information visit the Anti-Defamation League Concert Against Hate website.