AMDA alumni create. They are artists, professionals in every performance medium. They
are creators, inspirers. They're Broadway's side-splitting comedians and Hollywood's up-and-coming action
heroes. Watched by the eyes of millions, our alumni take the world's stages, film sets, and movie screens,
changing the way we think about art and its intertwining with human nature. To read about our alumni's most
recent accomplishments, check out AMDA News.
From charities to platinum-selling records, Broadway veterans to rising stars, our alumni have established
themselves among the world's most accomplished artists in their respective fields. Below are just a few
highlights of our alumni's incredible careers and achievements, from philanthropy and social awareness to
garnering entertainment's most prestigious awards and honors.
They started with a dream. With AMDA, those passions became careers to be celebrated.
Featured AMDA Alumni
Emmy-winning actor/composer Christopher Jackson is best known for his Tony-nominated starring roles on Broadway as Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in Hamilton. His Broadway performance as George Washington was filmed and later released on Disney+. Christopher also starred in the Broadway productions After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Memphis, and The Lion King. He is a founding member and recurring guest performer in Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme, which won a Special 2020 Tony Award. Film credits include the Hulu documentary We are Freestyle Love Supreme, voicing Chief Tsui on Disney’s Moana, After Life and Tracers. As a composer, he was nominated for his 3rd Daytime Emmy Award for Best Original Song for “Queen of Nacho Picchu” for Sesame Street. Chris took home the 2011 Emmy for writing “What I Am,” also for Sesame Street. Chris released a R&B solo album In the Name of Love and has written music for LL Cool J, Ne-Yo, Mario and Sean Kingston. Christopher currently stars as Chunk Palmer in the CBS drama Bull and will star in Sex and the City’s highly anticipated revival, And Just Like That…, coming to HBO Max. His other television work includes roles in the When They See Us, the HBO drama Oz and guest appearances on Gossip Girl, Nurse Jackie, and The Good Wife. He recently signed a first-look deal with CBS Studios.
Tony Award winner, six-time Emmy winner, and American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee Tyne Daly recently played recurring character Phyllis in the Murphy Brown reboot, and starred as Evelyn in the romantic comedy Basmati Blues. Tyne’s previous Broadway roles include Katharine Gerard in Mothers and Sons, Maria Callas in Master Class, Nat in Rabbit Hole, Madame Arkadina in The Seagull, and Rose in Gypsy. She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Gypsy, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Rabbit Hole. With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and over 97 film and TV credits to her name, Tyne won four Emmy Awards for her role in the 1980’s series Cagney & Lacey, as well as an Emmy Award for her performances in both CBS’ Christy as Alice Henderson and Judging Amy as Maxine Gray.
Caissie Levy was cast as Maureen in the U.S. National Tour of Rent just one week after graduating, leading to her Broadway debut as Penny in Hairspray. Cassie’s star continued to rise as she played iconic roles on Broadway such as Elphaba in Wicked, Fantine in Les Miserable, and Sheila in the Tony Nominated revival of Hair. She went on to originate the role of Molly in Ghost: The Musical in London’s West End and on Broadway. Caissie then originated Elsa in the wildly successful Broadway production of Frozen. Wowing audiences with her rendition of “Let It Go,” Caissie has performed the hit song on “The View” and at the 2018 Tony Awards. Caissie currently stars as Rose Stopnick Gellman in the Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change. In addition to her musical theatre career, Caissie is an established recording artist across genres. Her debut solo album, With You, includes reimagined arrangements of hit songs from her Broadway shows. Caissie headlined Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, and has performed to sold out crowds across the United States, Canada, and the UK.
AMDA graduate Anthony Ramos rose to fame as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in the original Broadway cast of the hit sensation Hamilton. Anthony’s Emmy-nominated performance can be seen in homes around the world in the filmed version of Broadway’s Hamilton on Disney+. Now making his mark in television and film, Anthony stars in Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It (Mars Blackmon), A Star is Born (Ramon) alongside Lady Gaga, HBO’s In Treatment (Eladio), Trolls World Tour (King Trollex), and in the hit film adaptation of In the Heights (Usnavi). Most recently, Anthony starred in the films Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (Noah Diaz), The Bad Guys (Mr. Piranha), and Dumb Money (Marcus). Upcoming film projects include Distant and Twisters. A successful recording artist and songwriter, he has released two solo albums titled The Good & The Bad (2019) and Love and Lies (2021) and is featured on the original motion picture soundtracks for Space Jam: A New Legacy, Trolls World Tour, and In the Heights.
Continuing Education for AMDA Alumni
Looking to continue your education at AMDA Los Angeles? Do you need to access your unofficial transcript / grades
or order an official transcript? See options below:
AMDA Bachelor’s Degree Graduates have the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Theatre or Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting: Writing for Film and Television
Apply for Graduate
Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs
AMDA Associate of Occupational Studies Degree and Certificate Graduates are eligible to earn a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance or Performing Arts by transferring in 60 performance credits
and completing 30 performance and 30 general education credits.
Note: Additional coursework may be required if you are applying for a BFA Program outside of
your AOS or Conservatory discipline.
Apply for BFA Degree
Associate of Occupational Studies Programs
OBTAINING A TRANSCRIPT
Your Student Portal can be used to print unofficial transcripts of your coursework and grades. Official
transcripts may be ordered through Parchment and received by mail or electronically.
AMDA Legacy Scholarship Program
AMDA is so pleased to announce the AMDA Legacy Scholarship Program which will offer special tuition scholarships
for the children and grandchildren of AMDA Alumni.
For further information, contact AMDA's Legacy Scholarship Advisor, MaryAnn Saenz, at 323-603-5941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: the amount of the AMDA Legacy Scholarship award will vary based upon a number of
factors including the student’s audition, application, letters of recommendation, and financial need.
Generations of outstanding alumni have proven that success is the rule at AMDA, so you're in great company. From
the silver screen to the stage and beyond, the possibilities for your future are boundless. As a member of the
AMDA alumni community, you are also eligible for a number of specific benefits that will help you as a
professional performing artist.
Get More Exposure Through the Alumni Directory
By registering for an AMDA 360Alumni Account, you will make yourself
more visible to casting directors, agents and other industry professionals, giving them one more way to find
Network Through Our Social Media Community
Through AMDA's official Twitter
Alumni and Facebook
Alumni accounts, you can connect with your fellow alumni across the country and world, and learn about
their most recent updates and career moves.
ATTEND ALUMNI WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
Through these intensive workshops sponsored by the Alumni department, you can return to AMDA virtually and
in-person (when applicable) to refresh your skills and take classes in additional specialty areas, increasing
your versatility as a performer. Workshop opportunities will be released via email throughout the year.
Access a newly expanded library of video content created exclusively for AMDA students and alumni. The AMDA On-Demand library
includes content regarding athletic performance, mental health, open fitness, open dance, and vocal heath. New
videos will be uploaded weekly, so check back regularly.
ACCESS TO PRACTICE SPACE / REHEARSAL SUPPORT
Frequently, AMDA is able to provide practice space and rehearsal support for alumni to prepare for auditions. Alumni must be cleared for campus access and possess a valid Alumni ID to visit campus. View on-campus policies and learn more about the campus access clearance process here.
Get Career Guidance When You Need It
As you begin to transform your unique talents into a rewarding career as an AMDA graduate, we'll be there for you
every step of the way. On our website, you can find many career resource links to help you make the most of the
artistic foundation you worked so hard to build at AMDA.
Young Adult Health Insurance Benefits
Previously, graduation day was the day when millions of young adults lost their health insurance, making them one
of the most vulnerable groups of Americans in the health insurance market. The new health reform law allows most
young adults to join or remain on their parents' health care plan until their 26th birthday. Learn more at HealthCare.gov.
Broadway, Off B'way, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, comedy, dance, drama, concerts, and more for only $4.50 a
ticket. How? Theaters and producers need to fill up seats with excellent, attentive audiences to help build buzz
and word of mouth. Theatermania's Gold Club proudly offers the AMDA community an exclusive 40% discount to join:
$59 for an entire year! (regularly $99). For more information, and to join, log on or call 212-352-0255, ext. 105, for more information.
AMDA NY Performance Request
You may request a digital link to your desired performance video.
AMDA NY Library
The AMDA NY Library has been relocated to the 9th floor of AMDA’s 54th Street building (250 West 54th Street). Walk-ins are welcome. Alumni may visit the library during the following days/times.
Library Hours: Mon - Fri (9:00am to 5:00pm ET)
*The library is subject to close during school breaks and holidays. You can call the library at 212-957-3315 to check current times.
AMDA LA Library
Alumni may visit the library during the following days/times by appointment only. Visit the library website to make an appointment.
Library Hours: Mon - Fri (9:00am to 7:00pm PT) and Sat - Sun (1:00pm to 6:00pm PT)
*The library is subject to close during school breaks and holidays. You can call the library at 323-603-5924 to check current times. to check current times.
Please note, only current AMDA students are eligible for circulation privileges.