Felciano, Pino, Stritch, Esparza and Benanti to Perform at Tisch Gala; Baldwin Honored

News   Felciano, Pino, Stritch, Esparza and Benanti to Perform at Tisch Gala; Baldwin Honored
Tisch on Stage, the annual gala benefiting NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, will be held Nov. 17 in the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The evening will begin with a 60-minute performance directed by Matt Lenz that features the talents of Danny Pino, Manoel Felciano, Elaine Stritch, Raúl Esparza and Laura Benanti. Dean Campbell and gala co-chairs Patrice Auld and Rosemarie DiLorenzo will host the gala.

Honorees for the annual event include actor Alec Baldwin; 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 theatre" Zelda Fichandler.

Other luminaries scheduled to be part of the evening include filmmaker Joel Coen and actors Rainn Wilson and Mariska Hargitay.

In a statement Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dean of the Tisch School, said, "At Tisch, we are driven to find and educate the next generation of performing and cinematic artists. 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."

Proceeds from the evening will go toward Tisch student scholarships and other student needs at the Tisch School. For more information call Buckley Hall Events at (212) 573-6933.

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