President Obama presented the National Medal of Arts to composer John Kander, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and other recipients on Monday, July 28, at the White House, according to

Kander was part of the famed songwriting team of Kander and Ebb, until the death of his musical partner, Fred Ebb, in 2004. They are perhaps best known for the 1966 musical, Cabaret, and its 1972 film version, as well as the 1975 musical, Chicago, and its 2002 film version. Both musicals won numerous awards. Kander and Ebb’s final collaboration was the Broadway musical, The Scottsboro Boys.

Jones has choreographed two Broadway shows, Spring Awakening and Fela!, and earned Tony Awards for each.

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