The arts school said it also would bestow commencement honors this year on opera singer Dawn Upshaw, pianist Alfred Brendel, choreographer Ohad Naharin and jazz musician Sonny Rollins.
In addition, Juilliard said it would include writer Harriet Heyman and technology venture capitalist Michael Moritz among the honorees at its commencement ceremony on May 24 at Alice Tully Hall. The couple has donated money to the school, including a recent $5-million gift toward music education for young students.
This year's commencement speaker is to be actress
Day-Lewis, who won his third Academy Award this year for
The actor abruptly walked out of a performance of the Shakespeare play and has yet to return to the stage.
Last year, Juilliard bestowed honorary degrees on James Earl Jones, choreographer Peter Martins, conductor William Christie, playwright Athol Fugard and singer