Photo Coverage: Tisch on Broadway Gala

New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) honored three of its most distinguished graduates, as well as paid tribute to two distinguished members of the Broadway theatre community, at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, December 4, 2006 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Hosted by Billy Crystal '70, the evening honored TSOA alumni Felicity Huffman '88, Tony Kushner '84, and George C. Wolfe '84 for their achievements in the performing arts. Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of The Shubert Organization, and Floria Lasky, President of The Frederick Loewe Foundation, were also saluted for their generosity and contributions to Broadway and the American Theatre.

Entitled "Tisch on Broadway," the gala celebration was directed by Artie Masella with musical direction by Seth Rudetsky.  Other celebrated alumni who appeared were: Kevin Cahoon, Billy Crudup, Jenn Gambatese, Jordan Gelber, Marcia Gay Harden, Steve Kazee, John Lavelle, Michael Longoria, Jesse L. Martin, Matthew Morrison, Jennifer Naimo, Matthew Salidivar, Abigail Rose Solomon, and Victor Williams, among others. "

"From a small theatre conservatory program in 1965, the Tisch School of the Arts has evolved into three dynamic institutes offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral level across fourteen disciplines. Its 3,000 undergraduates and 700 graduate students come from every state and many foreign countries, and its faculty members have won virtually every prize awarded in the arts, including Tonys, Oscars, Bessies, and Grammies," stated press materials.

Visit www.tisch.nyu.edu for more information on Tisch School of the Arts.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


Jesse L. Martin


Jesse L. Martin


Michael Longoria


Michael Longoria


Jane Rosenthal


Victor Williams


Julie White


Clive Davis


Chevy Chase


Chevy Chase and wife


George C. Wolfe


George C. Wolfe


Tony Kushner


Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe


Tony Kushner and George C. Wolfe


Steve Kazee


Steve Kazee and Megan Hilty


Constance Hoffman and Susan Hilferty


Marcia Gay Harden


Marcia Gay Harden


Marcia Gay Harden


Marcia Gay Harden and Tony Kushner


Marcia Gay Harden and Tony Kushner


Kevin Cahoon


Kevin Cahoon and boyfriend Josh


Jordan Gelber


Jordan Gelber


Lori Singer


Lori Singer


Matthew Morrison


Chrishell Stause


Chrishell Stause


Chris Columbus


Chris Columbus


Jenn Gambatese


Jenn Gambatese


Danny Pino


Felicity Huffman


Felicity Huffman


Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy


Felicity Huffman and Mary McCann


Felicity Huffman


Felicity Huffman


Felicity Huffman


Jenn Gambatese and Matthew Saldivar with cast member


Jenn Gambatese, Matthew Saldivar, Jordan Gelber and Kevin Cahoon


Billy Crudup


Jesse L. Martin and Billy Crudup with cast member


 Matthew Morrison, Steve Kazee, Sean PatRick Thomas and Abigail Rose Soloman


 Matthew Morrison, Steve Kazee, Sean PatRick Thomas and Abigail Rose Soloman


Jennifer Naimo, John Lavelle and cast


Marcia Gay Harden, George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Alec Baldwin and cast


Marcia Gay Harden, George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner, Alec Baldwin and cast


Billy Crystal and cast


Billy Crystal


Billy Crystal

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.