Performing Arts Speakers

From Academy Awards-winning actors to Grammy-nominated musicians, these speakers captivate their audiences with entertainment, creativity, and innovation and are bound to elevate any event.

Jane Fonda

Award-winning actress, bestselling author of My Life So Far, and fitness expert

Huey Lewis

Songwriter, actor, and lead singer for Huey Lewis and the News

Jeff Tweedy

Grammy Award-winning musician and frontman of Wilco

Michelle Zauner

Frontwoman of Japanese Breakfast and author of New York Times bestselling Crying in H Mart

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Ken Burns

Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker

Lee Child

New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels

Ta-Nehisi Coates

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Between the World and Me and The Water Dancer

Valerie June

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist


Award-winning recording artist, disability rights activist, and founder of RAMPD

Amanda Lucidon

Obama White House photographer, award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times-bestselling author

Deb Perelman

Chef, bestselling cookbook author, and creative force behind the popular Smitten Kitchen food blog

Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for New York magazine