AMDA NY SUMMER GRADUATION: ANNOUNCING OUR SPECIAL GUEST COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
What a celebration we are having on Saturday, October 2, 2021 with our first IN-PERSON graduation since February 2020! We cannot wait to celebrate our NY Summer 2021 AMDA Graduates, and help recognize their inspiring work and accomplishments.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST
Live Stream Link: https://www.amda.edu/new-york-graduation
We are excited to announce AMDA alumna Sarah Stiles as our speaker for this monumental occasion!
AMDA alumna and two-time Tony Award Nominee Sarah Stiles starred as Sandy Lester in the Broadway smash hit Tootsie. In addition to a Tony Award nomination, Sarah earned Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sandy.
Sarah previously starred on Broadway in several productions, including Hand to God (as Jessica, for which she received her first Tony nomination), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Sarah voiced the leading role of Spinel in the animated musical film Steven Universe: The Movie and limited series “Stephen Universe Future,” alongside such stars as Estelle, Aimee Mann and Uzo Aduba, as well as Broadway legends Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. On television, Sarah stars on EPIX’s critically acclaimed series “Get Shorty,” as Bonnie Barella on Showtime’s hit series “Billions,” and as Beth Page in the NASCAR comedy series “The Crew” for Netflix.
Sarah’s additional film and television credits include Billy Crystal’s comedy film Here Today, Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Unsane, “I’m Dying Up Here,” “Blacklist,” “Dietland” and the animated “Sunny Day” for Nickelodeon. Sarah also lends her voice on the recording of Pasek and Paul’s James and the Giant Peach and in the post-apocalyptic musical podcast, Bleeding Love.
In 2016, Sarah penned her solo show, Squirrel Heart, which she performed to sold out audiences at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in NYC. A return engagement of Squirrel Heart was presented at Joe’s Pub in 2017. In 2020, an archived recording of Squirrel Heart was streamed online as part of Joe’s Pub Live! – a free series of live-streamed and archived performances.
Sarah’s debut 5-Track EP, You Can Ukulele With Me, was released last year by Broadway Records.
Sarah congratulates the newest AMDA graduates and wishes them the best in their next endeavors!