Alumni News

Alum Mathes And Urban Confessional

Alum Ben Mathes created Urban Confessional out of his own life's challenges. "Born on the streets of Los Angeles, California, Urban Confessional began as a community of actors determined to challenge the status quo. Every week, they stood on street corners in LA with signs that read “Free Listening” and opened their hearts to anyone who needed to laugh, cry, scream, or chat. Over the years, the community has grown to include people from all walks of life across 6 continents, 13 countries, and 20 states."

Williams in BulletsPhoto of Bullets Over Broadway

Alum Michael Williams plays David Shayne in the National Tour of Bullets Over Broadway. said of his performance: "Williams is just right as David, a perfect mixture of callow arrogance and flop sweat, his skinny frame at times resembling a nervous Q-Tip."

Lee in Beauty SleepPhoto of Beauty Sleep

"A young man with rich brown hair, soft lips and a blindfold reposes on a mattress. It will only take one quick movement of your wrist to sign the waiver, and then he is yours to watch. To kiss. Or both. This fairy tale come-to-life is what approximately 45 visitors encountered this past Saturday at Beauty Sleep, an experimental performance at Glasshouse." Alum Scears Lee created the performance piece and is the sleeping performer. Read more at Bowery + Bedford.

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.

McClain Designs StrippedPhoto of Stripped

Alum Michael McClain was the scenic designer for Christopher Demos-Brown’s world premiere Stripped at Zoetic Stage"This is a playwright who crafts smart, insightful dialogue and memorable characters in service of compelling, engagingly theatrical stories.” Miami Herald

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.