elliot-goldenthalThe New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced that composer Elliot Goldenthal will be inducted into the NYFA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 23 at Espace (635 West 42nd Street). Goldenthal’s best known work for film includes his score for Julie Taymor’s Frida, for which he won his first Academy Award and was nominated for the original song Burn It Blue. He also received two more Oscar nominations for Interview With the Vampire and Michael Collins. His other work includes the original two-act opera Grendel, the three-act ballet of Othello and the large-scale symphonic piece Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio. He is currently composing the original music for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to be directed by Taymor for Theatre for a New Audience this fall. The NYFA Hall of Fame was created to both honor the work of artists to whom NYFA provided critical support early in their careers and recognize philanthropists and patrons of the arts who have had an impact of the City’s cultural community. The other honorees to be inducted on April 23 include author and co-director of the Acquavella Gallery Michael Findlay, filmmaker Mira Nair and visual artist Fred Wilson. For tickets to the event, click here.

  1. ed says:

    Well deserved. A composer who changed the sound of film music. I will never forget hearing ‘Alien 3″ for the first time: Incredible! He has been sadly missed from the world of film – down, i presume, to his recent health problems. Great to hear he is getting back into the work. Congratulations, Elliot.