We are proud of Webster University's Sargent Conservatory alums who have forged exciting careers, built strong networks of friends and families, and pursued their passions with determination. No list can capture all of their successes. From Broadway stages to government offices, from television studios to university classrooms, Conservatory alums prove time and time again that creativity, ensemble and resilience are embedded in our department’s ethos. We celebrate here some of the excellent work our alums have been doing recently.

Webster Alumni - Actors and married couple Kevin Earley and Julie Ann Emery, who met while both attending Webster, were among the guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Notable Alumni - International television star Jenifer Lewis stays engaged with our Webster community, appearing at various events at her hometown campus in St. Louis.

Notable Alumni - Golden Globe Award winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason stays connected to Webster through the arts.

Notable Alumni - Actor and singer Nathan Lee Graham was also among the notable guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Cher Álvarez (BFA ’16)

The Winter’s Tale (Goodman Theatre), La Ruta (Steppenwolf Theatre), NCIS: Hawai’i, Chicago Med, Station 19, “Actors You Should Know” by the Chicago Tribune

Caroline Amos (BFA ’15)

Midsummer: A Banquet (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk nominee), Great River Shakespeare Festival company member, “Fatigued” podcast

Yvonne Anguiano (BFA ’14)

Resident Teaching Artist for Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, board member and Executive Creative Council with Solid Lines Productions

Annie Noel Applegarth (BFA)

Production Manager for Live Music, Director for Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, locations manager for Runaway Bride, Tuck Everlasting, Head of State, Replacements

Natali Arco (BFA ’17)

Lighting Designer for Big St. Germaine (Signature Theatre), Winter Opera St. Louis, St. Louis HS Musical Theatre Awards (Fabulous Fox); ALD for Sweeney Todd and Associate Designer for The Piano Lesson (Broadway); Lighting Director for Samsung 837

Tyler Arnold (BFA ’17)

Wardrobe assistant for A Strange Loop (Broadway and Playwrights Horizon); costume production assistant for Slave Play (Broadway); assistant costume designer for Shadow/Land (Public Theater) and The Last of the Love Letters (Atlantic Theater); costume production assistant for Law & Order SVU

Ari Axelrod (BFA ’16)

A Place for Us: A Celebration of Jewish Broadway (BroadwayWorld Award, Best Zoom Show Performed in Real-Time; MAC Award nomination for Best Male Vocalist), Ari’s Arias cabaret (2022 Bistro Award for Theatrical Artistry in Song)

Krystal Balleza (BFA ’19)

Hair and Makeup Designer for The Tempest (Public Theater), Assistant Hair Supervisor for Phantom of the Opera, Hair Supervisor for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Hair/Makeup Supervisor for Slave Play (Broadway), co-founder, The Wig Associates

Tim Barker (BFA ’90)

Television: Master, RISE, Blue Bloods, Quantico, The Blacklist, Royal Pains; I’m Sorry/Series A (Off-Broadway)

Alegra Batara (BFA ’21)

Great River Shakespeare Festival company member, Sense and Sensibility (Village Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Pete the Cat (TheaterWorks)

Michael Baxter (BFA ’09)

Associate Artistic Director of The Muny

Jeff Behm (BFA ’16)

Lighting Director for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes Awards, and the Academy of Country Music Awards; Lighting Director for Cabaret and The Tempest (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); 3D Render Artist for the Grammy Awards

Hunter Bell (BFA ’93)

Book writer for [title of show] (Broadway, Playwright, Tony Nomination), Now. Here. This. (Off-Broadway), and Other World

Larry Bennett (BFA ’07)

Director of Production, Alliance Theatre

Noah Benjamin (BFA ’20)

Voice artist, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

London Bicknell (BFA ’22)

Stitcher for Jeff Wunrow Designs, Assistant Costume Shop Manager for Stages St. Louis

Kate Blauvelt (BA ’18)

Programming Coordinator at the Kennedy Center

Patrick Blindauer (BFA ’98)

Pete the Cat (TheaterWorks), various roles at The Muny, professional crossword puzzle maker for The New York Times

Jennifer Boehm (BFA ’12)

Costume Department, Saturday Night Live

Austen Danielle Bohmer (BFA ’17)

Diana (Broadway), Fiddler on the Roof (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Gypsy (Sacramento Music Circus); television: FBI: Most Wanted

Ron Bohmer (BFA ’83)

Les Misèrables, Fiddler on the Roof, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Ragtime, A Little Night Music (Broadway); Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Book of Mormon (national tour)


1993 Alumnus Hunter Bell on Webster University's Conservatory

Michelle Bossy (BA ’02)

Associate artistic director of Primary Stages (Off-Broadway), Santa Fe Film Festival, Burbank Int'l Film Festival, Golden State Film Festival, LA Cinefest, Austin Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, NY Short Film Festival

Landon Tate Boyle (BFA ’17)

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, Redhouse Arts Center

Steve H. Broadnax III (BFA ’97)

Director, Thoughts of a Colored Man (Broadway)

Nikolas George Brown (BFA ’18)

Stage manager of Once Upon a One More Time and MJ (Broadway); Bring it On (National Tour); production coordinator for Manifest (NBC), New Amsterdam (NBC), The Other Two (Comedy Central)

Courtney Burkett (BFA ’98)

Founder and producing artistic director, Detroit Public Theatre

Molly Burris (BFA ’20)

Dear Jack, Dear Louise (New Jewish), Resident Acting Company, Charleston Stage Company

Norbert Leo Butz (BFA ’90)

Wicked, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me if You Can, Big Fish, My Fair Lady (Broadway, Tony Award Winner); Last Five Years (Off-Broadway); Fosse/Verdon (FX); Debris; Debris (NBC); The Girl from Plainville (Hulu)

Chontol Calvin (BFA ’19)

Sound engineer for Manhattan Theatre Club, crew member for the Public Theater

Rocky Carroll (BFA ’85)

The Piano Lesson (Broadway, Tony Award Nominee), NCIS (CBS)

Arrianna Chai (BFA ’20)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Roger Chapman (BFA ’15)

Consultant for the Shalleck Collaborative, technical director for West Edge Opera, assistant technical director for the Houston Grand Opera

Maya Christian (BFA ’20)

Six the Musical (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Maggie Jean Clark (BFA ’21)

Wig and makeup supervisor for Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley (Arizona Theatre Company)

Sarah Cline (BFA ’17)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde (Norwegian Cruise Line)

Brian Coats (BA ’16)

Learning programs associate, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Greg Combs (BFA ’90)

Executive creative producer, Tokyo Portfolio at Walt Disney Imagineering

Mason Conrad (BFA ’15)

Old Globe, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Sarah Thea Craig (BFA ’11)

Costume coordinator for Law & Order SVU (NBC)

Galen Crawley (BFA ’10)

Encore (Disney+)


1985 Alumnus Rocky Carroll at the Conservatory's 50th Celebration

W. Tre Davis (BFA ’07)

Seared and Tambo & Bones (Off-Broadway), Sweet (National Black Theatre); Valor (CW), Shades of Blue (NBC), With Love (Amazon)

Rob Denton (BFA ’06)

Lighting design for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre St. Louis, The Muny, Goodspeed Musicals, TheaterWorks, Opera San Antonio; associate lighting design for Blackbird, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn, and A Delicate Balance (Broadway)

Michael Dewar (BFA ’15)

Elf The Musical (National Tour)

Molly Dill (BFA ’89)

Producing director at The Houston Grand Opera

Colleen Dougherty (BFA ’20)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Jameson Eaton (BFA ’06)

Hair stylist for Saturday Night Live, Spielberg’s West Side Story, Pose (Emmy Award Nominee)

Julie Ann Emery (BFA ’94)

Preacher (AMC), Better Call Saul (AMC), Fargo (FX), Catch 22 (Hulu), Bosch (Amazon)

Michael Ferguson (BFA ’94)

Co-founder and founding principal, TheatreDNA

Rebecca Flinn-White (BFA ’06)

Writer/director of Hutterite

Josh Franklin (BFA ’03)

Legally Blonde, Grease, Anything Goes, Ghost, The Prom (Broadway); All Shook Up, Jersey Boys, Anything Goes (National Tour)

Maxwell Friedman (BA ’17)

Associate to the Production Executive, Public Theater

Nathan Fryer (BFA ’21)

Pete the Cat (TheaterWorks)

Lucy Garlich (BFA ’22)

Wig technician/dresser for The Karate Kid: The Musical (Stages)

Nate Garner (BFA ’21)

Top 5, Broadway’s Next On Stage 2021; Sound of Music (The Muny)

Nick Ginsberg (BA ’07)

Associate general manager at Foresight Theatrical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Nathan Lee Graham (BFA ’91)

Wild Party, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Broadway); Zoolander, Zoolander 2; LA to Vegas (FOX), Katy Keene (CW)

Nathan Lee Graham on how the Conservatory prepares working actors

Bonny Green (BFA ’18)

Costume construction for Prodigal Son (FOX)

Quin Gresham (BFA ’99)

Producing artistic director at Arrow Rock

Sarah Gonzales-Thomas (BFA ’13)

Wicked (National Tour)

Christopher Gurr (BFA ’89) 

Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, Tuck Everlasting, Cats (Broadway); Monty Python’s Spamalot, Memphis (National Tour); The Good Fight (Paramount)

Rob Hahn (BFA ’00)

Founder, Hollywood Dialect Coach; teacher at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood

Elizabeth Harper (BFA)

Lighting designer for Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley (Arizona Theatre Company); assistant professor of lighting design at University of Southern California

Adam J. Hart (BFA ’00)

SAG Award–winning stunt man who has doubled for Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Jim Carrey

Mollie Heil (BFA ’20)

Assistant stage manager for Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley (Arizona Theatre Company)

Jay Heiserman (BFA ’01)

Emmy Award–winning production designer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, brand integration for the NFL, American Ninja Warrior, Extra, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Kurt Hellerich (BFA ’13)

Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed Musicals)

Brooke Henderson (BFA ’16)

Assistant costume designer for Hadestown and The Prom (Broadway)

Chad Hershey (BFA ’02)

Head carpenter on Hamilton (Puerto Rico)

Maddy Herwig (BFA ’21)

A2 for Pretty Woman: The Musical (North American Tour)

Carrie Houk (BFA)

Founder and artistic director of Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis

Raina Houston (BFA ’16)

Women of the Movement (ABC)

Liam Johnson (BFA ’17)

Memphis (Theatre Under the Stars), The Music Man (Asolo Rep), La Cage Aux Folles (Riverside Theatre)

Julia P. Jones (BFA ’89)

Production stage manager for MJ, Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays, Morrissey, Pure Yanni, Mel Brooks on Broadway, Regina Spektor: Live on Broadway, Dave Chappelle Live on Broadway

John Katz (BFA ’21)

An American in Paris and South Pacific (national tours)

Jacob Lacopo (BFA ’13)

Kinky Boots (The Muny); Jesus Christ Superstar (50th Anniversary National Tour)

Jesse Lawder (BFA)

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Public Affairs, Biden Administration

Kendrick Lawson-Knight (BFA ’20)

Assistant scenic designer for The Muny; Visual Designer for events including Brittney Spears’s wedding, Neon Carnival at Coachella, and Madonna’s Oscars after-party

Jenifer Lewis (BFA ’79)

“Mother of Black Hollywood”; Cars, Princess and the Frog (Disney); Black-ish (ABC); I Love That for You (Showtime)

Benjamin Love (BFA ’19)

1776 (The Muny), Paw Patrol Live (Beijing)

Alumnus Jerry Mitchell on meeting fellow Gorlok Jenifer Lewis at Webster University

Awele Makeba (BFA ’82)

Producer, The MLK, Jr. Oratorical Fest

Blake Manns (BFA ’16)

Assistant projection designer for 2016 Cats Revival, See Wall/A Life (Broadway); 70th Tony Awards assistant video content creator, video designer for Broadway Bares

Marsha Mason (BFA ’64)

Fraiser (NBC); Goodbye Girl, Cinderella Liberty, Promises in the Dark (Academy Award Nominee, Golden Globe Winner)

Danny McCarthy (BFA ’92)

The Iceman Cometh, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Minutes (Broadway); Prison Break (FOX)

Tina McCartney (BFA ’10)

Associate costume designer for Bandstand, Lobby Hero, The Inheritance; Assistant Costume Designer for Cabaret, On Your Feet, A Bronx Tale, Beetlejuice (Broadway)

Kiah McKirnan (BFA ’19)

Mare of Easttown (HBO), Lightyears (Amazon)

Nina Mead (BFA ’21)

Event manager, SLAY Events

Becky Merold (BFA ’03)

Production manager for Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley (Arizona Theatre Company), production manager for Utah Shakespeare Festival

Kevin Miles (BFA ’11)

S.W.A.T, Criminal Minds, Innocent, State Farm commercials.

Jerry Mitchell (BFA ’77)

Director and choreographer of Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet!, Pretty Woman: The Musical; choreographer of La Cage aux Folles, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me if You Can (Broadway, Tony Award winner)

Ryan Moore (BFA ’14)

Costume design/construction for André De Shields (Draw Down the Moon music video) and for Pandora Boxx (RuPaul’s All Stars 6)

Paula Newsome (BFA ’83)

Barry (HBO), Chicago Med (NBC), Transparent (Amazon)

Andie Murphy (BA ’17)

Marketing manager, Arts and Education Council – St. Louis

Paula Newsome (BFA ’83)

Barry (HBO), Chicago Med (NBC), Transparent (Amazon), CSI: Vegas (CBS), Spider-Man: No Way Home (Marvel)

Jordan Parente (BFA ’13)

Agent at Stewart Talent

Jose Joaquin Perez (BFA ’07)

Perfect Teeth (Theaterlab), My Mañana Comes (Playwrights Realm, 2015 Drama Desk Nomination), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), We Need to Talk About Kevin, Person of Interest

Delaney Piggins (BFA ’18)

Confluence Writers Project, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

Hillary Pfeffer (BFA ’16)

The Black List (NBC), Dead of Winter, Evil Lives Here, Shattered (Discovery ID)

Emma Prange (BFA ’21)

Stage manager for Pete the Cat (TheaterWorks)

JR Pruski (BFA ’21)

Choreographer for Pete the Cat (TheaterWorks)

Emielia Put (BFA ’15)

Becoming (Netflix); production assistant for The Originals (CW), The Gifted (FOX), Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

Christina Ramirez (BFA ’13)

Managing director/lead teaching artist at Actors Training Center

Gail Rastorfer (BFA)

American Horror Stories (FX), Chicago Fire (NBC), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Drury Lane Theatre), Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Indiana Rep), Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre)

Cody Renard Richard (BFA ’10)

Co-producer for Thoughts of a Colored Man and A Strange Loop (Broadway); Stage Manager for Pass Over and Freestyle Love Supreme (Broadway); assistant stage manager for Motown, Kinky Boots, Cirque du Soleil: Paramore, and Hamilton (Broadway); stage manager, 2020 Video Music Awards; Stage Manager for Ratatouille: The Tik Tok Musical

Catherine Riley (BFA ’01)

Costume designer for Prodigal Son (FOX)

David J. Roberts (BFA ’97)

Executive director of 651 Arts in Brooklyn

Ben Roseberry (BFA ’03)

The Lion King (Broadway); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (National Tour)

Maram Samaha (BFA ’19)

Production manager for Florentine Opera Company, assistant production manager for Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Alumna Cassia Thompson on the Conservatory faculty's investment and engagement in students

Michael James Scott (BFA ’03)

Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, Tarzan, The Pirate Queen, Hair, Elf the Musical, Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!, Aladdin (Broadway)

Paige Seber (BFA ’15)

Assistant lighting designer for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Chita Rivera Awards (Skirball Center), American Buffalo (Broadway), My Fair Lady (First National Tour), Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Tim Seib (BFA ’05)

Director of Million Dollar Quartet (National Tour)

Valentina Silva (BFA ’21)

Rose Tattoo (Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis), Last Stop on Market Street (Metro Theatre Company), Bigfork Summer Playhouse

Dana Snyder (BFA ’96)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, Ballmastrz: 9009 (Adult Swim)

Alisha Soper (BFA ’06)

American Horror Story: Double Feature (FX)

Amera Spagnoli (BFA ’19)

Wardrobe assistant for The Tragedy of Macbeth (Almeida Theatre, London)

Jason Spelbring (BFA ’97)

Associate artistic director of Lyric Repertory Company

Jacob Stahl (BFA ’19)

Associate producer, TheaterWorksUSA

Erica Stephan (BFA ’14)

Holiday Inn and Beauty and the Beast (Drury Lane Theatre), Emma (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Mary Poppins (Variety Children’s Theatre), Nice Work if You Can Get It (Theatre at the Center)

Katherine Stepanek (BFA ’12)

Arts Department for Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame

David Stewart (BFA ’90)

Producer, creative development, content, and inclusive strategy at Walt Disney World; USITT Fellow; Chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at USITT

Vanessa Claire Stewart (BFA ’98)

An Octoroon (Fountain Theatre), A Clockwork Orange (ARK Theatre Company), Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara (Sacred Fools, co-writer), writer of Stoneface and Deadly

Stephan Stubbins (BFA ’00)

Mary Poppins (Broadway); Memphis (Pre-Broadway World Premiere); Co-Executive Director, CMO, Co-Founder of Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Park

Katy Sullivan (BFA ’02)

The Long Red Road (Goodman Theatre), Cost of Living (Manhattan Theatre Club), Dexter; US Paralympic Team

Ryan Tang (BFA ’16)

Show Control and Network Systems Design, Disney Live Entertainment

Chase Thomaston (BFA ’17)

Casting for The Bronx Tale (National Tour)

Cassia Thompson (BFA ’16)

Our Town (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), The Wolves (Syracuse Stage), Smart People (American Players Theatre)

Michael Thanh Tran (BFA ’21)

King Lear and Much Ado About Nothing (St. Louis Shakespeare Festival)

Taylor Tveten (BFA ’21)

Sound of Music (The Muny)

Conservatory Alumni talk about their fellow Gorloks

Conner VandeVenter (BFA ’16)

Head electrician for Come From Away (National Tour); production electrician for A Night with Janis Joplin (National Tour); assistant master electrician at The Public Theatre

Geordy van Es (BFA ’18)

Projections for the Tony Awards, King Kong (Broadway)

Will Vicari (BFA ’17)

Phantom of the Opera (Broadway), King Kong (Broadway), Plaza Suite (Boston/Broadway), Soft Power (The Public), studio assistant for Tom Watson

Brooke Viegut (BFA ’18)

Casting assistant for Xanadu (National Tour)

Matt Vogel (BFA ’93)

Puppeteer for Kermit the Frog

Amara Webb (BFA ’22)

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Mel Weyn (BFA ’14)

Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music (National Tour)

Brandi White (BFA ’20)

Star dresser, Ain’t Too Proud (National Tour)

Michael Williams (BFA ’15)

Bullets Over Broadway (National Tour), Cruel Intentions (Off-Broadway)

Christopher Windom (BFA ’95)

Choreographer for Respect starring Jennifer Hudson

Natalie Wisdom (BFA ’07)

Groundhog Day, Billy Elliot (Broadway); Matilda, Frozen (National Tour)

Kevin Worley (BFA ’02)

42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Cinderella, Bullets Over Broadway, On the Town, Dames at Sea, Something Rotten!, Holiday Inn, Bandstand (Broadway)

Borris York (BFA ’11)

Holiday Inn (Broadway); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Love Never Dies, Pippin (National Tour); Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Muny), Dreamgirls (Theatre Under the Stars); The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), SMASH (NBC)

Ally Young-Price (BFA ’13)

2019 ABC Discovers LA Talent Showcase

1995 Alumnus Christopher Windom on Webster University faculty

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