Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event

On Monday, November 2nd at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, This is Tisch! honored Academy Award® winning producer Brian Grazer, two-time Academy Award® winning director Ron Howard, Academy Award® and Tony Award® winning actress and Tisch alumna Marcia Gay Harden, arts philanthropist Diana King, and Academy Award®, Emmy Award® and Peabody Award® winning Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentary Films.

This is Tisch! is more than a fundraising event or a gala dinner. It is a celebration of some of the nation's most distinguished artists and philanthropists with students and alumni performing live at the Frederick P. Rose Hall. The star-studded performance was produced by Ken Davenport and directed by Stafford Arima. Past Tisch galas have included performances from Tony Award® winning Broadway shows such as Spring Awakening and from some of the entertainment industry's most celebrated talent such as Billy CrystalJerry Seinfeld, Wyclef Jean, Bill CosbyElaine Stritch, Raúl Esparza and Jesse L. Martin.

Presenters at This is Tisch! included CEO & President of Sony Corporation, Sir Howard Stringer, director Spike Lee '82/'98, Co-President of HBO, Richard Plepler and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner '84. The gala will raise vital funds to recruit, enroll and train the most talented young artists from around the world, regardless of their ability to pay.

For more than 40 years, Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Students learn their craft in a spirited, risk-taking environment that combines the professional training of a conservatory with the liberal arts education of a major research university.

As one of the nation's leading centers of undergraduate and graduate study in the performing and cinematic arts, Tisch offers programs of study that incorporate state-of-the-art facilities; a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members; internship opportunities with established professionals; and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City.

For more information, visit www.TischGala.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Spike Lee and Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts Mary Schmidt

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Co-Chairs Barbara Cohen, Rosemarie DeLorenzo and Jan Tuttleman

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Spike Lee and President of documentary and family programming for HBO Sheila Nevins

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Diana King

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Lizzie Tisch and Jonathan Tisch

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Marcia Gay Harden

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Rosemarie DeLorenzo, Carmen Marc Valvo, Marcia Gay Harden, and Thaddaeus Scheel

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Kristen Johnston

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Kristen Johnston

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Kristen Johnston

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Neil Pepe and Mary McCann

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Sony Corporation of America Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
David Pittu

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Brian Grazer

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Ron Howard

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Ron Howard

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Brian Grazer

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Brian Grazer, Howard Stringer, and Ron Howard

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Chairman and President of the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation Iris Cantor

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Ron Howard, Howard Stringer, Brian Grazer, and Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Kristen Johnston, Spike Lee, and Brian Grazer

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Samuel L. Jackson

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Sterling K. Brown

Photo Coverage: 'THIS IS TISCH!' 2009 Honors Gala Event
Glenn Close

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com


 
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