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Congratulations to Alumni Sarah Stiles and Jeremy Pope

April 30, 2019 -

Dear AMDA Community,

Congratulations and kudos to AMDA Alumni Sarah Stiles and Jeremy Pope, who are both nominated for Tony Awards!

Sarah Stiles is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her role of Sandy Lester in Tootsie – this is her second Tony nomination, having been nominated in 2015 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for Hand To God.

Jeremy Pope is nominated in two categories for two separate performances:

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his role of Pharus Jonathan Young in Choir Boy, which was his Broadway debut
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Jeremy is only the sixth actor in Tony history to be nominated in two categories simultaneously.

We are excited to congratulate the following AMDA Alumni who are currently performing on Broadway in Tony-nominated productions:

  • Jon Hoche as Voodoo Operator/Kong’s Voice/Ensemble in King Kong
  • Taylor Symone Jackson as Johnnie Mae/Mary Wilson in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. as Al Bryant/Norman Whitfield in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Vasthy Mompoint as Ensemble in The Prom
  • Christopher Sieber as Trent Oliver in The Prom
  • Teddy Toye as Ensemble in The Prom
  • Jena VanElslander as Swing in King Kong

In this past year alone, 34 AMDA Alumni have performed on Broadway!

  • Chondra Profit Ardrey – Sarabi in Lion King
  • Brianna Marie Bell – Denise/Jane Understudy in A Bronx Tale
  • Netanel Bellaishe – Ensemble in Aladdin
  • Maria Briggs – Ensemble in Hello Dolly; Ensemble in Anastasia; Swing in Mean Girls
  • Brittany Conigatti – Ensemble/Dance Captain in A Bronx Tale
  • Ashley De La Rosa – Regina/Gretchen Standby in Mean Girls
  • Josh Drake – Ensemble/Kassim Understudy in Aladdin
  • J. Harrison Ghee – Lola in Kinky Boots
  • Kyle Matthew Hamilton – Ensemble/Electric Skate/Skate Coach in Spongebob
  • Jennie Harney – Universal Standby in Hamilton
  • John Hoche – Voodoo Operator/Kongs Voice/Ensemble in King Kong
  • Taylor Symone JacksonJohnnie Mae/Mary Wilson in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Hailey Kilgore – Ti Moune in Once On This Island
  • Sky Lakota-Lynch – Jared Kleinman in Dear Evan Hansen
  • Caissie Levy – Elsa in Frozen
  • Terra Maclead – Velma Kelly in Chicago
  • Jarvis B. Manning, Jr. – Al Bryant/Norman Whitfield in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • J. Elaine Marcos – Ensemble in Gettin' The Band Back Together
  • Kristen Martin – Nessarose in Wicked
  • Anastacia McCleskey – Becky in Waitress
  • Kenita Miller – Mama Euralie in Once On This Island
  • Vasthy Mompoint – Ensemble in Spongebob; Ensemble in The Prom
  • Paris Nix – Ensemble in Beautiful
  • Mamie Parris – Principal Rosalie in School of Rock
  • Peppermint – Pythio in Head Over Heels
  • Jeremy Pope – Pharus in Choir Boy and Eddie Kendricks in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations 
  • Housso Semon – Lucille in Beautiful
  • Christopher Sieber – Trent Oliver in The Prom
  • Jacob Smith – Ensemble/Fight Captain in Frozen
  • Ayla Stackhouse – Ensemble in Book of Mormon
  • Stephanie Torns – Ensemble/Jenna Understudy in Waitress
  • Teddy Toye – Ensemble in The Prom
  • Jena VanElslander – Swing in King Kong
  • Minami Yusui – Swing in My Fair Lady

We are thrilled for all of our Alumni who are out in the world making a difference each day in so many profound ways; they are contributing in the worlds of theatre, film, television, education, not-for-profit, business, service – the list goes on and on. We celebrate the talent, skill and commitment of our Alumni, who are doing incredibly worthwhile work all across the country and around the world.

We appreciate and celebrate each and every Alumnus!

Jan and David Martin and all of us at AMDA