Alumni News

Two Alums Nominated for Drama Desk Awards Photo of My Mañana Comes

Alum José Joaquin Perez (r. above) has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his work in My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew at Playwright's Realm. Alum Hunter Bell and his writing partner Lee Overtree were nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical for Found: A New Musical.

Lewis in black-ishPhoto of ABC's blackish

Alumna Jenifer Lewis is a series regular on the ABC family sitcom, blackish. Ms. Lewis plays Anthony Anderson's over protective mother.

Thicket and ThistlePhoto of Thicket and Thistle

Alumni Kyle Acheson, Corley Pillsbury, Jonathan Eric Foster, and Nyssa Duchow perform in New York as Thicket and Thistle.Thicket & Thistle is a NYC-based folk band and writing/performance collective, focused on devising new works which interweave theatre and original music.  

Hellerich at GoodspeedPhoto of Theory of Relativity

Alum Kurt Hellerich is appearing in Goodspeed Musical's production of The Theory of Relativity with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill. The production is directed by Brian Hill.

Alums in Our TownPhoto of Our Town

Alumni Adam King and Galen Crawley appear as George and Emily in The New American Shakespeare Tavern production of Our Town in Atlanta GA.

Escamilla in Hot PursuitPhoto of Hot Pursuit

Alum Michael Ray Escamilla is cast in Hot Pursuit, starring Rees Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. Click here to read an interview with Michael on

Scott in Something Rotten!

Photo of Something Rotten

Alum Michael James Scott is part of the new Broadway musical Something Rotten. Michael has previously appeared in Aladdin, The Book of Mormon and Hair. FromPhoto of Michael Scott the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original... something fresh... Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all. The picture to the right is Michael recording the cast album.