Seven NYU alumni took home eight awards at the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony

Seven New York University community members were among the honorees when the Recording Academy announced its winners at the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 26, 2020.

NYU Tisch School of the Arts alumna Lady Gaga and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development alumnus Joe LaPorta took home two awards each. The original cast recording of the Tony-winning musical Hadestown, which includes Tisch alumna Amber Gray and Gallatin School of Individualized Study alumnus André De Shields as featured artists, won the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

In total, 26 members of the NYU community – which includes alumni and faculty from Tisch School of the Arts, the Steinhardt School, Gallatin’s School of Individualized Study, and the Stern School of Business – earned 37 nominations, including Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music alumna Maggie Rogers' nomination for Best New Artist.

Grammy Awards are selected annually to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in the recording industry. The full list of NYU winners is below:

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Alex DeTurk (STEINHARDT '06), Mastering Engineer, Finding Gabriel

Best Musical Theater Album

André De Shields (GAL '91), Artist, Hadestown
Amber Gray (TSOA '10), Artist, Hadestown

Best Children’s Music Album
Jon Samson (STEINHARDT '05), Artist, Ageless Songs for the Child Archetype

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Lady Gaga (TSOA), Artist, A Star is Born

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Lady Gaga (TSOA), Songwriter, I'll Never Love Again

Best Alternative Music Album
Emily Lazar (STEINHARDT '96), Mastering Engineer, Father of the Bride

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Joe LaPorta (STEINHARDT '02), Master Engineer, Burn the Ships

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Joe LaPorta (STEINHARDT '02), Mastering Engineer, Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)