Alum Norbert Leo Butz Returns to Broadway in Big Fish
Conservatory alum Norbert Leo Butz returns to Broadway in Big Fish. Directed by Susan Stroman, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by August Stroman. Big Fish is based on a book by Daniel Wallace and the film by John August. The musical "centers on Edward Bloom (Norbert), a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales." Norbert has won two Tony Awards for his work in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can.
Webster directing alumna Michelle Bossy directed a production of Victor Lesniewski's Cloven Tongues at The Wild Project in New York City.
Alum Johnny Kinnaird appears as Johnny Cash at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. Johnny played Cash on Broadway in Million Dollar Quartet.
Directing alumna Stephanie Acosta served as the Staging Assistant on Josiah McElheny's Two Clubs at The Arts Club of Chicago. Click here to listen to Josiah McElheny discuss his influences and the sources of inspiration for his work.
Scenic Design alum Caitlin Ayer has been named "Young Designer to Watch" by Live Design Magazine. Read more here and listen to Caitlin talk about her budding career in Denver Colorado. Above is photo from her design for A Year With Frog and Toad at the Peninsula Youth Theatre.
Musical Theatre alum Michael Baxter, and stage management alums Michael Clarkston and Suzi Bonnot are joining Sally Struthers in the 50th Anniversary National Tour of Hello, Dolly.
Alum Cody Renard Richard serves as the Assistant Stage Manager for the new Broadway musical After Midnight. After Midnight celebrates the glamour and exuberance of Harlem's Golden Age, staring Grammy Award Winner Fantasia.