AMDA Alumni in the News - March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 - Alumni
Ray Fisher ’07 stars as “Cyborg” in the new Zack Snyder cut of Justice League premiering on HBO Max on March 18. Ray is set to star as “Gene Mobley” in ABC’s limited series Women of the Movement premiering later this year. The series is based on the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till, following his brutal killing in the Jim Crow South.
IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK
TV / FILM
Kye Tamm ’20:
Plays recurring guest star “Shaun” on Good Trouble, available on Freeform and Hulu. Kye was one of over 20 alumni to perform in the virtual concert Rainbow Connection last September, produced by AMDA alumni Samuel Fierro ‘18 and Beau Rush ’18.
Chen Drachman ’11:
Wrote, executive produced, and starred in The Book of Ruth. The short film heads to the virtual Cinequest Film Festival this month, where it has the opportunity to qualify for the Academy Awards. The Book of Ruth premiered last June co-starring Tovah Feldshuh.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ’95:
Cooked breakfast recipes on Good Morning America with Julie Tanous, the co-author of his new cookbook Food Between Friends. Jesse was a guest on the March 9 episode of The Ellen Show.
Phillip Garcia ‘09:
Will appear on an upcoming episode of CBS’ S.W.A.T. reboot series. Phillip appeared in both the McDonald’s and Anheuser-Busch Super Bowl commercials.
Lamont Brown ‘13:
Performed in Hulu’s new documentary series Your Attention Please, spotlighting Black innovators and creators who are working to leave the world better than they found it. Lamont was the guest speaker at University of Kansas’ virtual musical theatre dance class on February 25.
Vasthy Mompoint ’99:
Brings her kid-friendly series Vasthy’s Friends to A BroaderWay Foundation’s first virtual festival, A BroaderDays on March 13. Vasthy was a guest on The Chaos Twins on February 24.
Jasmine Bracey ’07:
Performs in The Comedy of Errors Reading presented by Ten Thousand Things. Jasmine is a faculty member at AMDA New York.
Christopher Sieber ’89 and Marissa Rosen ’03:
Have joined Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, an annual program for students grades 8-12. The program will take place virtually from June 6 - 13.
Brittney Mack ’10:
Was the star of the The Ordway’s latest installment of Meet the Artists on March 9. Brittney co-hosted and performed in a Galentine’s Day Zoom party on February 14.
Stephanie Torns ’07:
Will present A Virtual Night of Live Music on March 20 at 7 PM EST. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the non-profit, Education Through Music. Stephanie instructed Broadway Bound Kids’ Waitress Master Class last month.
J. Elaine Marcos ’96:
Stars in her one-woman show What I Did For… A Job streaming April 28 – 30 at the Irvington Theater. J. Elaine will be a guest on an upcoming episode of the podcast Confessions of an Actress.
Alexa De Barr ’11:
Performs Jerome Robbins’ original choreography for “Cool” from West Side Story in a new video supporting American Dance Machine for the 21st Century. 20% of funds raised will be donated to The Actors Fund and The Black Theatre Coalition. Alexa made her Broadway debut in the West Side Story revival, alongside Emilio Ramos ’13 and Armando Eleazar ’14.
PODCAST / RADIO
Lee Mason ’09:
Presents his own radio show The Cruise Itinerary Show twice a week for his local station CandoFM 106.3 based in Barrow In Furness, Cumbria. Lee works as a cruise director for Carnival Cruise Line and was recently awarded Leader of the Year.
Sean Samuels ’20:
Guest on a new episode of Creator podcast. Sean stars in Giants, streaming on BET+. The series originally gained fame on YouTube and won Best Drama at the 2018 Streamy Awards in Los Angeles.
Mauricio Martinez ’99:
Guest on a recent episode of the Little Known Facts podcast. Mauricio and Peppermint ’99 spoke about what they love about New York City in NY Forever’s video tribute.
Ashley Nicholas ’17:
Has focused on modeling since graduating, and is featured on PureVPN’s new billboard in Times Square. Ashley has modeled for magazines including Vogue Italia and ID, and ads for brands including EyeBuyDirect and Ulta. Ashley is a member of Brickhouse Dance in NYC and recently signed with Stuart Agency.
Aly Trasher ’15:
Earned a nomination as “Best Performer in Audio Fiction” in the First Annual Ambie Academy Awards for her work narrating iHeartRadio’s Light House podcast. The Ambie Awards take place May 16 at 8 PM EST.