Big 10: Top Colleges Currently Represented on Broadway
Sarah Jane Arnegger of PLAYBILL asks “What does it take to land a Broadway show?” Her answer is “Hard work, talent, luck – all backed up by a good education.”
As part of Playbill.com's Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), we have combined past Schools of the Stars features that track where members of the cast for each Broadway show went to college, along with a bit of added research, to present the top 10 colleges currently represented on Broadway (plus a few honorable mentions). This list represents not only Broadway shows that are currently open, but a few shows that have announced casting for the 2016-2017 season.
Ranked #9. AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy): Gabrielle Reid (Beautiful), Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple), Carla R. Stewart (The Color Purple), Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Brennyn Lark (Les Misérables), Sheridan Mouawad (Paramour), Mamie Parris (School of Rock), Lulu Lloyd (School of Rock), and Stephanie Torns (Waitress).