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Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts

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NYU Tisch School of the Arts just celebrated its 50th Anniversary Gala, "Celebrating the Past/Creating the Future," last night, April 4, 2016, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The gala event was hosted by alumni Alec Baldwin ('94) and Spike Lee ('82). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below!

Celebrating the Past/Creating the Future is the culmination of a year-long celebration of the school's 50th anniversary, celebrating the impact of the NYU Tisch community on the cultural landscape over the last 50 years, and envisioning how the school can continue its legacy of excellence in arts training over the next 50 years. The celebration has featured events with NYU Tisch 50th Anniversary Artist-in-Residence Pharrell Williams and alumnus Billy Crystal, and has provided unique opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to highlight their own experiences at the institution.

Thousands of Tisch alumni have gone on to enjoy fulfilling careers in the arts. Tisch graduates include renowned artists such as Pulitzer Prize winners Annie Baker, Tony Kushner, Doug Wright and Chang Lee; Academy Award winners Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Marcia Gay Harden, Keiko Ibi and Ang Lee; Tony Award winners Nina Arianda, Steve Kazee, George C. Wolfe, Michael Mayer, Idina Menzel, Stephen Spinella, and Frank Wood; Emmy Award winners Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Vince Gilligan, Kristen Johnston, Camryn Manheimand Debra Messing; acclaimed filmmakers Spike Lee, Amy Heckerling, Colin Treverrow; Grammy nominee Elle Varner; entrepreneur Dennis Crowley (foursquare); MacArthur Fellowship recipients Kyle Abraham, Camille Utterback, and Mimi Lien; visual artist Leo Villareal; and actors Danai Gurira, Gina Rodriguez, and Corey Stoll.

For almost 50 years, the NYU Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast artistic and cultural resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Today, 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 premier global university with campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai and 11 academic centers around the world. Learn more at www.tisch.nyu.edu.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
50th Anniversary NYU Tisch School of the Arts Gala

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Javier Munoz

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Javier Munoz

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Rosie Fieldman

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Javier Munoz and Rosie Fieldman

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Emily Warren

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Honoree Lili Cheng

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Natalie Peyton

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Lili Chang with her son Eli

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Honoree Paul Tazewell

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Honoree Wendy Calhoun

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Wendy Calhoun and her mother Madeline

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Wendy Calhoun, Paul Tazewell and Lili Cheng

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Julie Menin

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Jonathan Cohen (Gala Co-Chair) and Dr. Amy Weschler

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Jonathan Cohen and Michael D. Ratner (Gala Co-Chair)

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Billy Crystal

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Allyson Green (Dean of NYU Tisch School of the Arts)

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Billy Crystal

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Billy Crystal

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Vanna White

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Jonathan Tisch

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Lizzie Tisch and Jonathan TIsch

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Andrew Tisch, Allyson Green and Ann Tisch

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Andrew Hamilton

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Hilaria Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Alec Baldwin

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Steve Tisch and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrity

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Steve Tisch

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Chen Man and Allyson Green

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Spike Lee

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Martin Scorsese

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Martin Scorsese

Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee & More Celebrate NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Iris Cantor


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