Alumni News

Earley and Baxter in Empire: The MusicalEmpire the Musical

Alums Kevin Earley and Michael Baxter are performing in Empire: The Musical. The majesty and grandeur of 1930's New York City are brought to life in Empire, an original musical love story. The stock market has crashed, but two inexperienced builders, Gov. Al Smith and John J Raskob push forward with their ambitious plans to build the tallest building in the world. Empire is about the dreamers and doers who changed the face of Manhattan forever.  Book, Lyrics, Music by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.

McCarthy at SteppenwolfPhoto of The Flick at Steppenwolf

Alum Danny McCarthy is appearing at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Annie Baker's The Flick. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune wrote, "the very gifted actor Danny McCarthy is doing the best work of a New York and Chicago career."

Mangi Kramer in The MiddlePhoto of The Middle

Alum Nicole Mangi Kramer appeared in ABC's The MIddle in an episode entitled The Rush in which Sue works to get into a sorority, but makes a good friend instead. Click here to read more about the Heck Family.

Mitchell Directs Gotta DancePhoto of Gotta Dance

"Gotta Dance, a new musical based on the acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name about professional basketball’s first-ever aged 60-and-older dance team, officially opens Dec. 28 after previews that began Dec. 13 at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre." Directed by Webster alum Jerry Mitchell, the show stars Andrea DeShield, Stefanie Powers, and Georgia Engel.

Alums in Chicago Cry BabyPhoto of Cry Baby

Alums Ann Kreitman and Shaina Schrooten are at the center of Corn Productions new play Cry Baby. Ann directs and Shaina performs. The play "follows Olya's journey through her emigration from the USSR as a Jewish refugee to the American Midwest, her hellicious dating life, memories of a harsh yet imaginative childhood, her family members' views on what Olya is supposed to do with her life and the emergence of her own voice amidst the cacophony."

Scott Down Under in AladdinPhoto of Aladdin

Alum Michael James Scott has jumped from the new Broadway musical Something Rotten into the role of the Genie in the Australian production of Aladdin. Michael was in the original cast of Aladdin, serving as the Genie understudy. He takes over the role as his own in Australia.

Pierce Wins EmmyPhoto of SNL

Alum Steven Pierce has won an Primetime Emmy Award for his Graphics work on the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special.