Earlier in his career, Oz was known for his creative collaborations with the famed Jim Henson performing many Muppet characters, including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal, as well as Bert, Grover and Cookie Monster. Some of the hundreds of projects Henson and Oz worked together on included “Sesame Street,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Muppet Show.”
Oz has also performed the unforgettable Jedi Master, Yoda, in all of the “Star Wars” films. Oz has directed “The Dark Crystal” (With Jim Henson), “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Indian in the Cupboard,” Stepford Wives,” “Death at a Funeral” and several other films.
Among his many honors, Oz has been the recipient of two George Foster Peabody awards, The American Comedy Awards’ Creative Achievement Award, The Art Director's Guild award, The Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award and three gold and two platinum records.
Oz will be speaking on March 19th at the Ogle Center on the Indiana University Southeast campus. Admission is free. Seating for this event will be first come, first seated. Overflow seating will be available during the event. For more information, click here.