Nina Arianda, one of Broadway’s fastest rising stars, and a Tony Award winner for her performance as the sexy, powerful Vanda in last season’s “Venus in Fur” got her start at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. One of the most prestigious theater training grounds, conservatory training is the keystone of the program. Students train extensively for three full days a week, in small groups of no more than eighteen students. Students in the drama program can expect to spend over forty-five hours a week in class and in rehearsal. Two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy, and last year’s Tony Award winner for Best Lead Actor in a Musical Steve Kazee are also graduates of Tisch.