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National Forum on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities

Lawrence J. Wilker


Since 1991, Lawrence J. Wilker has been responsible for the direction and operation of the national center for the performing arts the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During his tenure, he has overseen numerous programming innovations and award-winning original productions, and the Kennedy Center has expanded its arts education programs around the nation. Among the achievements of Wilker’s tenure are the Kennedy Center’s Tony-winning productions of Guys and Dolls, The Who’s Tommy, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The King and I, and most recently Titanic as well as the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, which has assisted in the production of three Pultizer Prize-winning dramas, including The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America.


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