Broadway, film, and television stars including - Alec Baldwin '94 (30 Rock), Broadway legend Elaine Stritch (At Liberty), Rainn Wilson '89 (The Office) and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) - were all on hand at Tisch on Stage, the annual gala benefiting NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Baldwin, along with philanthropist and patron of the arts Iris Cantor; inventor, philanthropist, and patron of Tisch's Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Maurice Kanbar; and "architect of American regional theater" Zelda Fichandler were honored at the gala on November 17th at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
"At Tisch, we are driven to find and educate the next generation of performing and cinematic artists," said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of the Tisch School. "We are immensely proud of our alumni who comprise some of the world's foremost actors, directors, producers, and writers. We have great hopes and aspirations for the future of Tisch and it is thanks to the generous support of our parents, alumni and benefactors that we can pursue these goals."
The evening included a Red Carpet party in the Atrium and The Allen Room overlooking Central Park. Hosts for the evening were Dean Campbell and Gala co-chairs Patrice Auld '77 and Rosemarie DiLorenzo. Dean's Council members Chris Columbus '80 and Lorne Michaels serve as Honorary Chairs. The performance was directed by Matt Lenz and produced by Amanda Lipitz '02.
The night was a celebration of the honorees' accomplishments in the performing and cinematic arts and an opportunity for the Tisch community to gather, perform, and celebrate the accomplishments of the school and its dedication to educating the next generation of artists.
Proceeds from the evening will go toward Tisch student scholarships and other student needs at the Tisch School.
Photos Courtesy of Linden Alschuler & Kaplan, Inc. P.R.
Iris Cantor, George Campbell and Mary Schmidt Campbell
Danny Pino and Nadia Bowers
Jonathan Tisch and Lizzie Tisch
Will Forte, Kenan Thompson and Fred Armisen
Cornelius Smith, Jr.
George Campbell, Mary Schmidt Campbell and Alec Baldwin
Mary Pepe and Neil Pepe
Mariska Hargitay and Rainn Wilson
John Desiderio and Iris Cantor
Iris Cantor and Alec Baldwin
Tony Bennett and Susan Bennett
Mary Schmidt Campbell, George Campbell and Amanda Liptiz
Mary Schmidt Campbell, Jonathan Tisch and Lizzie Tisch
Alec Baldwin and Mariska Hargitay
Maurice Kanbar, Iris Cantor and Tony Bennett
Jeff Richmond and Tina Fey
Elaine Stritch and Alec Baldwin
Kristen Wiig, Alec Baldwin, Will Forte and Fred Armisen