‘Law & Order’ star to speak at NAU

B.D. Wong

Award-winning actor B.D. Wong will take the stage at Northern Arizona University during his talk, “All the World’s a Stage: Supporting the Transformation from Exclusion to Inclusion.”

Best known for his portrayal of forensic psychiatrist Dr. George Huang on NBC’s Law & Order Special Victims Unit, Wong will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Cline Library Assembly Hall.

Wong speaks to audiences about the lessons he has learned regarding racism and tolerance.

His résumé includes acting and directing on and off Broadway and in numerous movies and television shows, film making, and writing his memoir, Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man, published in 2003.

Wong won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut in M. Butterfly.

His memoir features topics he speaks about, such as his personal experience of being a parent in a gay relationship.

“B.D.’s life has given him a keen perspective on the subject of diversity,” said Kelley Horn, an NAU career and academic adviser who was so inspired when she heard Wong speak in New York City last year, she submitted a proposal to NAU’s Student Activities Council for funding to bring him to NAU.

The event is free and open to the public, but requires tickets from NAU’s Central Ticket Office at (928) 523-5661.

For information, e-mail Kelley.Horn@nau.edu.