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AMDA Alumni continue to be active and engaged in exciting performance opportunities

16 March, 2017 - Alumni, Announcements, Featured, Media

J. Harrison Ghee

Broadway

J. Harrison Ghee (Integrated 2009) made his Broadway debut as Lola in Kinky Boots on March 6. [more]

Minami Yusui (Integrated 2004 ) is in the ensemble of Miss Saigon on Broadway. Opening night is March 23.

Mindy Wallace (Integrated 2004) will make her Broadway debut in Bandstand. Opening night is April 26. [more]

Off-Broadway

Jeremy Pope (Integrated 2012) is the lead in the new musical: The View Upstairs. [more]

National Tour

Kristin Litzenberg (Music Theatre BFA 2014) is in the ensemble of Sister Act: National Tour. [more]

Sarah Lindsey (Integrated 2014) is in the National Tour of In the Mood. [more]

Matthew Sims (Integrated 2013) is performing in the National Tour of Motown. [more]

Eastern Regional Theatre

Aaron Atkinson (Integrated 2013) performed in The Slow Burn Theatre production of Titanic: The Musical, in the role of Jim Ferrell, at the Broward Center for the performing arts in Ft Lauderdale, FL) [more]

Derrick Chapman (integrated 2016) Kyler Coburn (integrated 2016) and Ron Orlovsky (Integrated 2015) have been cast in a new musical Yosef which will premiere in Lawrence, New York on March 18 followed by a north American tour.

Joris De Graaf (Integrated 2012) participated in the staged reading “The Art of Having Children” at The Netherlands Club of New York along with alumni

Gonzalo Trigueros (Studio 2013), Nicolas Baumgartner (Integrated 2014) and Amanda Walter (Integrated 2013).

Shawday Graves (Integrated 2016) is playing Lula Buffington in Violet: The Musical at the Seacoast Bay Repertory Theatre March 10 through April 2. [more]

Reuben Hoyle (Integrated 2016) is playing the Tin Man in a Traveling Production of The Wiz.

Staci Johnston (Integrated 2010)is part of the ensemble for Musicals Tonight’s! production of Louisiana Purchase now through March 12. [more]

Robert Serrano (Integrated 2014) will be playing Link Lark in Hairspray at The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH.

Miranda Simone (Integrated 2014) will be playing the role of Vi Petty in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Wohfarht Haus Dinner Theatre in Whytheville, VA March 9-April 30. [more]

Central/Western Regional Theatre

Tyne Daly is set to star in the world premiere of Chasing Mem’ries: A Different Kind of Musical, part of the Geffen Playhouse’s 2017-2018 season. [more]

J. Elaine Marcos (Integrated 1996) will be performing in (Mostly) Musicals: Crime Scene on March 13 at The E Spot Lounge in North Hollywood, CA. [more]

Nicholas O’Neil (Music Theatre BFA 2016) will be playing Luis in West Side Story at La Mirada Theatre April 21 through May 14. [more]

Film/TV

Phillip Garcia (Acting BFA 2010) has a recurring role on CBS drama “Criminal Minds”. Upcoming air dates include March 15 and 22. [more]

Chen Drachman (Integrated 2011) plays the role of Meadow on three episodes of TV series “The Path” on Amazon Prime. [more]

Justin Sams (Integrated 2012)is in three episodes of TV drama “When We Rise” only on ABC.

Carlos Villar (Studio 2012) can be seen in a new Chase commercial. [more]

Music

Heather Mae Foard (Integrated 2008)is a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for her song “Hero”. There were over 16,000 applicants. [more]

Items of Special Note

Francisco Casavilla (Dance Theatre 2015) performed alongside Lady Gaga at the 2017 Super Bowl.

Other Notable Performances

Christopher Jackson (Integrated 1994) participated in BroadwayCon at The New York City’s Jacob Javitz Center. [more]