Exclusive Interviews from Paley Honors Tribute to Music on Television Gala – Michelle Williams, Derek Hough & More


We attended red carpet for the Paley Honors in Hollywood: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television event where we spoke with actors and musical icons. Check out our exclusive interviews below with Michelle Williams, Derek Hough, Sheila E., Tina Lifford and Deborah Joy Winans.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA – October 25, 2018: Paley Honors Recipient Sir Ringo Starr attends The Paley Honors in Hollywood: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television on Thursday, October 25 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hill, CA. © Brian To

On October 25, The Paley Center for Media brought together dozens of luminaries and icons for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the groundbreaking musical moments and performances throughout the history of television at The Paley Honors: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television. Additionally, the Paley Center feted the creation of the Music Collection within the renowned Paley Archive, the nation’s largest publicly accessible archive of television and radio programming.

The night’s participants included: Derek Hough, Adam Lambert, Nigel Lythgoe, Billy Porter, Mj Rodriguez, Gene Simmons, Michelle Williams, and Deborah Joy Winans. The event also paid tribute to the television work of music legends Sir Ringo Starr with an introduction by Sheila E., and Michael Jackson, whose tribute was led by Motown’s founder Berry Gordy.


Michelle Williams interview:


Derek Hough interview:


Sheila E. interview:


Tina Lifford interview:


Deborah Joy Winans interview:



About The Paley Center for Media:

The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.