Oliver Stone Attends NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Annual Benefit Gala
Speaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts annual benefit gala last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Oliver Stone recalled his days at the iconic arts school, which he attended in the years after his return from Vietnam. "I entered back into civilization at Tisch," he said. "New York was the right place at the right time. It's been my orphan home." Mr. Stone was honored last night by NYU's Tisch School of the Arts for Outstanding Achievement in the Cinematic Arts. Tony and Grammy-award winning actor Steve Kazee (Once) and Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson co-hosted the benefit gala, where over $1 million was raised for the school. The evening's entertainment included a stirring rendition of the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly" by Kazee, as well as a series of musical performances by current Tisch students. Oliver Stone was honored at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts annual benefit gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Steve Kazee, Liza Chasin, Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell, Oliver Stone and Chandra Wilson at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts annual benefit gala. For media inquiries or more information about NYU Tisch School of the Arts, contact Rida Bint Fozi at The TASC Group at 646-723-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About NYU Tisch School of the Arts For more than 45 years, the NYU 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 a collaboratively oriented community of award-winning faculty members; state-of-the-art facilities; internship opportunities with established professionals; and the incomparable artistic and cultural resources of New York City. Learn more at www.tisch.nyu.edu.