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40 Alumni on Broadway: AMDA Among Top Theatre Schools

12 February, 2016 - Announcements, Careers, Featured

Shattering all previous records, AMDA alumni took Broadway by storm in the past year with 40 graduates performing in 37 unique shows, landing AMDA once more among the nation’s top theatre schools! Whether it’s starring in hip-hop sensation Hamilton or making their Broadway debut, AMDA’s alumni are breaking industry barriers and taking their talents to new, ever-expanding heights.

40 Alumni

Topping the list with starring roles include alums Christopher Jackson (Hamilton, George Washington); Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Fully Committed, Sam); Brennyn Lark (Les Misérables, Éponine); Nina Arianda (Fool for Love, May); and Kyle Scatliffe (Color Purple, Harpo).

Incredibly, seven musicals featured multiple AMDA alums in their casts, including Hamilton, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables and School of Rock. Truly impressive, however, was AMDA’s dominating presence in The King and I and Motown the Musical, both of which featured four alumni on each stage!

While many wait their entire lives to land one Broadway show, several alumni starred on multiple stages in the same year: Hats off to Albert Guerzon (Mamma Mia, Honeymoon in Vegas), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin, Finding Neverland), Kyle Scatliffe (Les Misérables, The Color Purple), and Mamie Parris (School of Rock, On the Twentieth Century)!

On behalf of the AMDA family, we congratulate our outstanding alumni who dared to pursue their dreams and shape them into reality. Check out the complete list below:

Amda Alumni on Broadway in Past Year

  • American Psycho - Neka Zang
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Gabrielle Reid
  • Book Of Mormon - Coco Smith
  • Bright Star - Emily Padgett
  • Chicago - Terra Macleod
  • Color Purple - Carla Stewart
  • Color Purple - Kyle Scatliffe
  • Disgraced - Gretchen Mol
  • Disney’s Aladdin - Michael Mandolin
  • Dr. Zhivago - Jacob L. Smith
  • Finding Neverland - Colin Cunliffe
  • Fool For Love - Nina Arianda
  • Fully Committed - Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Hamilton - Anthony Ramos
  • Hamilton - Christopher Jackson
  • Hand To God - Sarah Stiles
  • Honeymoon In Vegas - Albert Guerdon
  • It Shoulda Been You - Tyne Daly
  • Jersey Boys - John Edwards
  • King And I - Atsuhisa Shinomiya
  • King And I - Emilio Ramos
  • King And I - Minami Yusuf
  • King And I - Q Lim
  • Kinky Boots - Hernando Umana
  • Kinky Boots - Kyle Taylor Parker
  • Les Miserables - Brennyn Lark
  • Les Miserables - Caissie Levy
  • Les Miserables - Kyle Scatliffe
  • Mamma Mia - Albert Guerdon
  • Matilda The Musical - Christopher Sieber
  • Motown The Musical - Eric Lajuan Summers
  • Motown The Musical - Krystal Joy Brown
  • Motown The Musical - Moeisha Mcgill
  • Motown The Musical - Tracy McDowell
  • On The Twentieth Century - Mamie Parris
  • On Your Feet - Genny Lis Papilla
  • Paramour - Sheridan Mouawad
  • Pippin - Colin Cunliffe
  • Rock Of Ages - Genson Slimline
  • School Of Rock - Lulu Lloyd
  • School Of Rock - Mamie Parris
  • The Spongebob Musical - Vasthy Mompoint
  • Waitress - Stephanie Torns
  • Wicked - Alexander Quiroga