STAGE TUBE: Taye Diggs Wins Syracuse University's Highest Alumni Honor
Taye Diggs recently received the Arents Award from his alma mater, Syracuse University. The George Arents Award is Syracuse University's highest alumni honor, presented annually to alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields. Below, watch interviews with many of Taye's colleagues and friends, including his wife and fellow Broadway star Idina Menzel, plus the man himself!
The award is named for George Arents, a successful manufacturer who served on Syracuse University's Board of Trustees from 1930 until his death in 1960. Among his many legacies to the University is a fund he endowed in 1939 to provide the George Arents Award, an annual honor recognizing SU alumni for their extraordinary achievements. Other 2013 recipients are: Carole Swid Eisner, Henry Grethel, Sid Lerner and George Saunders.
Diggs is set to make a guest appearance on the FOX comedy New Girl this season and will lead TNT's new detective drama Murder In The First. He will soon be seen on the big screen in Baggage Claim and Best Man Holiday.
The actor made his Broadway debut in the ensemble cast of the 1994 Tony Award-winning revival of the musical Carousel. He is best known for his roles in the Broadway musical RENT, the motion picture How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and the television series Private Practice.