Theatre Arts Alumni at Work
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts has a rich history of graduating alumni who have achieved great success in their careers. Here is an abbreviated list of some of those alumni.
Brandon Andrus '02 Performer; Curly in the national tour of Oklahoma! National Tour of Jersey Boys
Jerad Bortz '01 Performer; Broadway: Wicked, Mamma Mia, Pirate Queen.
Steven Brill '80 Lighting designer; Lighting Design Group, CBS's The Late Show with David Letterman; NBC's studio coverage of the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and Salt Lake City; CNN's American Morning with Paula Zahn. Winner of ten Emmys for television lighting.
Kerry Butler '92 Performer; featured on Broadway as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Xanadu (Tony Nomination), also featured in Hairspray, Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, and as Belle in Beauty and the Beast; appeared off-Broadway in Bat Boy and The Call.
Joe Calarco '92 Playwright and director; Shakespeare’s R&J off-Broadway; director for A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Shakespeare Theatre and In the Absence of Spring at Second Stage, two-time winner of the Helen Hayes Award for best director
Jen Caprio '99 Costume Designer. Broadway: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Matt Cavenaugh '01 Performer; Broaadway: A Catered Affair, Grey Gardens, Urban Cowboy, and West Side Story
Michelle Federer '95 Performer; Original Nessarose in Broadway's Wicked
Caroleen Feeney '86 Film Producer: Secrets of the Tribe, No Impact Man, How to Fold a Flag, Flow, Anita o’Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer. Film Performer: Happy Hour, Duane Incarnate, In the Weeds, Bad Manners, Escape from L.A., Denise Calls Up.
Ben Feldman '02 Performer; understudy for Jason Biggs in Broadway's The Graduate and costar of the WB series Life With Fran, Lifetime TV's Drop Dead Diva, AMC TV's Mad Men
Colby Foytik '99 Performer; National tour: Jersey Boys.
Matthew Fox '96 Theater manager; Broadway's August Wilson Theatre
Paul Gallo '74 Lighting designer; Broadway: Man of La Mancha, Civil War, Titanic, The Tempest, Big, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as well as the Tony Award winners Crazy for You and the revival of Guys and Dolls; nominated for a Tony Award for lighting design for 42nd Street and The Crucible
Seth Goldstein '99 Producer: Shakespeare’s R&J (West End and U.K.), Christine Jorgensen Reveals.
Jennifer Hall '99 Performer; The Wild Party on Broadway, ABC's All My Children and Private Practice, the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, HBO's Unscripted, NBC's Up All Night
Larry Hirschhorn '80 Producer; Broadway: Peter and the Star Catcher, The Best Man, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (2013 Tony Award for Best Play). London: Hair. Artistic Director: Melting Pot Theater.
Zach James '05 Broadway: The Addams Family, South Pacific, Coram Boy.
Tim Jerome '65 Broadway Performer and singer; productions include Tarzan, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Man of La Mancha, Me and My Girl, Grand Hotel, Beauty and the Beast, and La Boheme
Jeremy Jordan '07 Performer; Broadway: Rock of Ages, Bonnie and Clyde, Newsies. Movies: Joyful Noise, The Last Five Years. TV: NBC's Smash
Jennette Kollmann '00 Lighting Director: Bloomberg TV in London, CNN in NYC, and Blue Man Productions.
Stacie Morgain Lewis '97 Performer; Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George, Titanic, Urinetown, Wicked.
Daniel McDonald '82 Performer; nominated for a Tony Award as Bill Kelly in Steel Pier, appeared in High Society on Broadway
Tony Meola '76 Sound designer; winner of a Drama Desk Award for sound design for The Lion King; Broadway shows include Wicked, The Wild Party, Sweet Smell of Success, Footloose, Moon over Buffalo, The King and I, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and She Loves Me
Steve Michelman '91 Production draftsman; Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas
Greg Mosher '71 Director; The Glass Menagerie for the Kennedy Center's Tennessee Williams Explored series, former artistic director at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre and the Goodman Theatre, producer of Broadway's The Dead, and a two-time Tony Award winner
Mark Price '96 Performer; Broadway: Rocky Horror Show, Capeman, Chicago, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Mary Poppins, All Shook Up, Wonderful Town and Mamma Mia, and cast member of Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center
CCH Pounder '75 Performer; TV credits include The Shield, ER, and Millennium; movies include Boycott, Redemption: The Stan "Tookie" Williams Story, Face/Off, and Bagdad Cafe
Marc Redanty '78 Agent; Bauman-Redanty & Shaul, New York
Joe Reid '05 Performer; Broadway: Curtains, Catch Me if You Can, Finian’s Rainbow, Ghost, Chicago
Caesar Samayoa '98 Performer; Broadway: Sister Act, Pee-Wee Herman Show, Hot Feet. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Portland Center Stage.
Robert Saxner '88 Artistic Director of Alchemy Theatre and director of several acclaimed off-Broadway productions
Sara Schmidt '98 Performer; Broadway: Jersey Boys, Brooklyn, Dance of the Vampires.
Q. Smith '00 Performer; Broadway: Les Miserables. National/International Tours: Mary Poppins, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Regional: Dream Girls, Abyssinia, Aida, Ain't Misbehavin'. TV: A Royal Birthday (BET), Gone in the Night (CBS).
Lesley-Anne Stone '02 Vice President, West Coast Marketing/Business Development for Allied Live, a live entertainment marketing and promotion firm that handles national touring plays and musicals.
Eric “Pesci” Sutta '99 Head carpenter; national tours of Seussical and Rent and Blue Man Group, Las Vegas.
Tricia Tanguy '06 Performer, 1st National Tour: Sister Act.
Aaron Tveit '12 Performer; Broadway: Hairspray, Wicked, Next to Normal, Catch Me If You Can; National tours: Rent, Hairspray; Movies: Les Miserables, Howl; TV: Gossip Girls, Ugly Betty, Graceland.
Jennifer Waldman '97 Performer; Broadway and national tours of Titanic and Wicked. Owner of Jen Waldman Studios NYC.
Ben Wilson '99 Performer; Caveman in the nationwide Geico commercials, commercials for Chase Bank and Acura. See Omaha World-Herald Story on Ben
Eric Jordan Young '93 Performer; Broadway: Chicago, Ragtime, Seussical, Look of Love. Las Vegas: Starlight Express, Vegas! The Show (winner 2012 BroadwayWorld.com Best Performance By A Lead Actor In A Musical). Playwright: Sammy and Me. Recording: Once in a Lifetime.