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AMDA Represents at the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: See the Full List of Alumni Currently Starring in This Year’s Most Critically Acclaimed Shows

18 September, 2018 - Alumni, Spotlight

We're thrilled to announce and congratulate all AMDA alumni starring in critically acclaimed shows featured at this year's 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards! Read more about our alums and the characters they portray below. 


Madeline Brewer - portrays Janine in Hulu’s "The Handmaid’s Tale"

(Alumna Madeline Brewer, left, on the set of The Handmaid's Tale. Image courtesy of IMDB.com)

About Madeline Brewer: 

Ms. Brewer started her career immediately after graduating from AMDA with the lead role in the musical Liberty under director Igor Goldin. Since then, she’s acquired a penchant for playing dark roles on some of television’s hottest shows: Madeline’s played a junkie prison inmate (Tricia, “OITNB”), a paranoid schizophrenic (“Stalker”), a conflicted runaway nursing someone else’s child (Miranda Cates, “Hemlock Grove”) and a reptilian gang member hell-bent on dominance (Billie Trump, “Grimm”). Critics and fans praised Brewer’s performance throughout the entire “OITNB” season, expressing devastation at Tricia’s tragic death. Now shifting to film, Madeline is also starring in her first feature film 'Hedgehog' as Ali, a wannabe comedian struggling with anxiety, in addition to Mark Webber’s drama 'Flesh and Blood'.

WINNER

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - 2018 Samira Wiley as Moira 

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR OR MORE) - 2018 "June”

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES - 2018 



Billy Lewis Jr. and Kyle Taylor Parker- Ensemble members in NBC’s 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert'

(The cast of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Image courtesy of DanceNetwork.tv)

About Billy Lewis Jr. and Kyle Taylor Parker: 

Billy Lewis Jr. is an NYC based singer, songwriter, and actor. Billy has appeared internationally on screen & stage in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” (NBC), “Glee” (FOX), Bat Out Of Hell (West End), Bat Out Of Hell (North American Premiere/Toronto), National Tours: Spring Awakening, Hair & We Will Rock You. Regional: Spring Awakening, HAIR, Hedwig & the Angry Inch. Billy's original music is available on all music platforms.


Kyle Taylor Parker is an actor known for his work in the original Broadway casts of Kinky Boots and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Kyle also starred as Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway, First National Tour (IRNE), and Toronto. Other credits include: Smokey Joe’s Café, Dreamgirls, Finian's Rainbow, Chita A Legendary Celebration, In the Heights and HAIR. TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” (NBC).

WINNER: 

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (LIVE) - 2018 John Legend, Executive Producer

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY SERIES OR SPECIAL - 2018 

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL - 2018 

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL - 2018  

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL - 2018 



Bailey De Young - portrays Imogene Cleary in Amazon’s "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

(Alumna Bailey De Young. Image courtesy of IMDB.com)

Bailey Marie De Young is an actress and dancer. In addition to numerous theatre credits, Bailey is known for playing Ginny Thompson on “Bunheads,” Lauren Cooper on “Faking It”, and Imogene Cleary on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” She has also been a guest star as Bailey in “Baby Daddy,” and as Jenna Taylor on “The Middle.”

WINNER:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES - 2018

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2018 Rachel Brosnahan

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - 2018 Alex Borstein 

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES - 2018 Amy Sherman-Palladino, (“Pilot”)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES - 2018 Amy Sherman-Palladino, (“Pilot”)

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES - 2018

OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - 2018


See the full list of 2018 winners and more here. Want to learn more about studying performing arts at AMDA? Click here


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