John A. Lithgow
Humanities and Arts
Actor, Author and Recording Artist. Forty-year veteran of film, television, and theater. Two-time Academy Award Nominee and four-time Grammy Award nominee. Multiple Tony, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Award winner. Author of six New York Times best-selling children's books, has also recorded several albums of children's music. National advocate for improving youth literacy through increasing family participation in reading and the arts. Elected into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005.