The Muny is in full swing and Conservatory alums, faculty, and students are working in every aspect of the theatre. The set design for Hairspray (pictured above) is by alum Rob Morgan assisted by Colt Frank. Lighting design is by Robert Denton and Video Design is being handled by Matthew Young. Webster's professional collaboration with the Muny is a strong and exciting part of the Conservatory's training.
Lee in 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.
Alumna Jenifer Lewis is a series regular on the ABC family sitcom, blackish. Ms. Lewis plays Anthony Anderson's over protective mother.
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.
Alumna Paige Beshear serves as Stage Manager for Thunder Bay Theatre's production of The Drowsy Chaperone. She is assisted by another Webster SM, Luci Denkenwalter-Burdick.
Alum Michael Ray Escamilla is cast in Hot Pursuit, starring Rees Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. Click here to read an interview with Michael on Fuse.tv.
Scott in 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. From 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.