Honorary Doctorates

Chancellor Robert Suderburg
Andres Segovia 3 February 1975
Paul Green 7 April 1976
Itzhak Perlman 8 February 1980
Agnes DeMille 25 April 1980
Rosemary Harris 25 April 1980
Nananne Porcher 25 April 1980
Oliver Smith 25 April 1980
William Schuman 25 April 1980
Gordon Hanes 25 April 1980
Jose Ferrer 25 April 1980
Helen Hayes 11 May 1981
Arthur Mitchell 6 November 1981
John Ehle 6 November 1981
Chancellor Jane Milley
McNeil Lowry 1 June 1985
Maya Angelou 7 November 1986
Menahem Pressler 7 November 1986
Alice Tully 7 November 1986
William Friday 30 May 1987
R. Philip Hanes 30 May 1987
Chancellor Alexander Ewing
Julia Daniels 30 May 1992
Debbie Allen 30 May 1992
Duncan Noble 28 May 1993
Jane Alexander 28 May 1994
Irina Baranova 8 Mar 1996
Chancellor Wade Hobgood
Mandy Patinkin 2 June 2001
Dr. James Semans 2 June 2001
Mrs. Mary D.B.T.  Semans 2 June 2001
Thomas S. Kenan III 1 June 2002
Alexander C. Ewing 31 May 2003
Mrs. Helen “Copey” Hanes 31 May 2003
Twyla Tharp 31 May 2003
Forest Whitaker 29 May 2004
Jackson D. Wilson Jr. 29 May 2004
Desmond Heeley 28 May 2005
Paul Sills 28 May 2005
Lynn Brenner Eisenberg 28 May 2005
Interim Chancellor Gretchen Bataille
Robert Lindgren 3 June 2006
Arthur Laurents 3 June 2006
F. Hudnall Christopher 3 June 2006
Claire Penn Christopher 3 June 2006
Chancellor John Mauceri
Rebecca Walker 2 June 2007
Danny Elfman 2 June 2007
Ming Cho Lee 31 May 2008
Jesus Moroles 31 May 2008
J.T. Rogers 30 May 2009
Kristin Chenoweth 30 May 2009
Angus MacLachlan 29 May 2010
Peter Bogdanovich 29 May 2010
Alan Menken 28 May 2011
David Rambo 6 May 2012
Julie Kent 19 May 2012
Jerry Nadal 4 May 2013
Thomas Schumacher 18 May 2013
Interim Chancellor James Moeser
Benjamin Ward 10 May 2014
Gillian Murphy 17 May 2014
Chancellor Lindsay Bierman
Cheryl Boone Isaacs 9 May 2015
David LaChapelle 16 May 2015
Kelli O’Hara 7 May 2016
Helen Pickett 14 May 2016
Nancy Seruto 6 May 2017
Tim Guinee 13 May 2017