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.
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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; Falsettos opening Fall 2016
Matt Cavenaugh '01 Performer; Broadway: 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, NBCs Superstore.
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, CBSs Supergirl
Jennette Kollmann '00 Lighting Director: Bloomberg TV in London, CNN in NYC, and Blue Man Productions.
Karen Leies '91 Senior Director of Development, New York City Ballet
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.
Scott Pyne '01 Director of Development, Theatreworks USA
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 '05 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, Grease LIVE
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.
Kate Hamill '05 garnering great reviews for her adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. The Wall Street Journal says, " It is by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling's Clueless, and at least as much fun!"