Alumni by Activity

Sierra Boggess, 2004

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • The Little Mermaid
  • School of Rock
  • Master Class
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • West End:
  • Love Never Dies
  • Les Miserables

Ian Liberto, 2005

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

  • Chaplin
  • Promises, Promises
  • How To Succeed
  • Billy Elliot
  • Broadway National Tours:
  • Book of Mormon
  • Evita,
  • Billy Elliot
  • A Chorus Line

Jodi Benson, 1983

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Crazy For You (TONY nomination)
  • Smile
  • Welcome to the Club
  • Film: The Little Mermaid (original voice of Ariel)
  • Toy Story 3 (voice of Barbie)

Jessica Wright, 1995

B.F.A. Musical Theatre and B.M. Music Performance

Broadway:

  • War Horse
  • Company
  • Love Muzik
  • Sweeney Todd

Broadway National Tour:

  • War Horse

Brian Collier, 2000

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Mary Poppins (dance captain)
  • Beauty and the Beast

National Tour:

  • Cats

Annie Wersching, 1999

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Recurring Television:

  • 24 (Renee Walker)
  • Bosch (Julia Brasher)
  • Vampire Diaries (Lily Salvatore)
  • Dallas (Allison Jones)
  • General Hospital (Amelia Joffe)
  • Body of Proof (Yvonne Kurtz)
  • Revolution (Emma)

Guest Star Television:

  • Rizzoli and Isles
  • NCIS
  • CSI
  • Cold Case
  • Supernatural

Michael (Myers) Maize, 1996

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Film:

  • National Treasure:
  • Book of Secrets
  • Eagle Eye
  • The Grind
  • Guest Star Television:
  • True Blood
  • Grimm
  • Vegas
  • Castle
  • Without a Trace
  • CSI New York
  • Numb3rs
  • Charmed
  • ER

Maurice Murphy, 2006

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Motown The Musical
  • Leap of Faith
  • 25th Annual P.C. Spelling Bee

Carey Anderson, 2001

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Avenue Q
  • Mamma Mia!

National Tour:

  • Mamma Mia!

Karen Hyland, 2000

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson
  • Ghost! The Musical

Broadway National Tours:

  • Billy Elliot
  • White Christmas

International Tour:

  • Grease!

Melissa Harres, 2002

Dance Minor

  • Crazy for You
  • International Tour:
  • Fame

Co-Owner:

  • Broadway Connection

Joe Machota, 1993

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • Mamma Mia!

National Tour:

  • Footloose

Agent - Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

  • Joe represents numerous Academy and Tony Award winning artists.

Tim Shew, 1980

B.M. Vocal Performance

  • Evita
  • Les Miserables
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Wonderful Town
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • The Concert of Alan Menken's King David

Jennifer Malenke, 1998

B.M. Vocal Performance with Theatre Minor

Broadway:

  • Into the Woods

Film:

  • The Power of Music
  • The Voice
  • High School Musical: Get In The Picture
  • The Game

Television:

  • Cold Case

Megan Crain, 2006

B.F.A. Musical Theatre & Dance Minor

New York:

  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Other:

  • Stiletto Entertainment (Holland America Cruise Line)

Lavon Fisher-Wilson, 1995

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

  • Newsies
  • The Color Purple
  • Lysistrata Jones
  • Chicago

Scott Leinedecker, 1998

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tours:

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Jesus Christ Super Star
  • Camelot
  • Steps in Time with Tommy Tune

Regional:

  • Little Mermaid (Papermill Playhouse)

Tiffany Topol, 2007

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway National Tours:

  • Once
  • Xanadu

Chicago Credits:

  • Sweet Charity
  • My One and Only
  • Joseph/Dreamcoat
  • 42nd Street
  • Legally Blonde
  • White Christmas
  • Eastland
  • Boys from Syracuse

Lauren Elaine Taylor, 2006

B.F.A. Acting

World Premiere:

  • Harmony

National Tour:

  • Grease

Regional:

  • Damn Yankees
  • White Christmas
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Sound of Music

Angie Meehan, 2004

B.F.A. Musical Theatre with Dance Minor

Broadway National Tour:

  • Sister Act

National Tour:

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

Drew Nellessen, 2007

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway National Tours:

  • West Side Story
  • Chicago
  • International Tours:
  • West Side Story

Chicago Credits:

  • Brigadoon (The Goodman)
  • Good News (Goodspeed Opera House)
  • A Chorus Line (Marriot Lincolnshire)

Andrew Purcell, 2012

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

International Tour:

  • West Side Story

Chicago Credits:

  • On The Town (Marriott Lincolnshire)

Other:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line

Jake Vanderlinden, 2012

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tour:

  • Ghost! The Musical

Jack O'Brien, 2013

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tour:

  • Ghost! The Musical

International Tour:

  • Shrek The Musical

Jenny Guse, 2010

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Chicago Credits:

  • Singin' In the Rain
  • Gypsy
  • Follies
  • Tick Tick Boom
  • 42nd Street

Bryan Lefeber, 2006

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Las Vegas:

  • Spamalot
  • The Beatles Love (Cirque Du Soleil)

Kyle Fowler, 2007

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Other:

  • Stiletto Entertainment (Holland America Cruise Line)
  • Disney Cruise Line

Kara Guy, 2004

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tours:

  • Wedding Singer
  • Footloose

Other:

  • Stiletto Entertainment (Holland America Cruise Line)

Alex Jorth, 2008

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tour:

  • Footloose

Other:

  • Stiletto Entertainment (Holland America Cruise Line)

Brandon Hagenson, 2007

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tour:

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Chicago Credits:
  • Gypsy

Other:

  • Disney Cruise Line

Nikki Switzer, 2000

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

National Tour:

  • 25th Annual P.C. Spelling Bee

Kevin Cox, 2003

B.F.A. Acting

Chicago Credits:

  • Clybourne Park
  • Richard III
  • Edward II
  • The Madness of George III
  • Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde

Ensemble Member - Trap Door Theatre

Jefferson Farber, 2005

B.F.A. Theatre - Acting

Regional:

  • Breaking the Code
  • Vanishing Point
  • Shakespeare's R&J
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Metamorphoses

Television:

  • House of Cards

Kirsten Lendyke, 2006

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Chicago:

  • Secret Garden
  • Hello Dolly
  • Iolanthe
  • Pirates of Penzance
  • Don Giovanni
  • A Masked Ball

Barbie Diewald, 2007

B.F.A. Musical Theatre and Dance Minor

Artistic Director:

  • Trio Dance Collective (New York)

Cassidy Stirtz, 2010

B.F.A. Theatre - Acting

National Tour:

  • Once

Chicago:

  • Cyrano

Clinton Sherwood, 2010

B.F.A. Musical Theatre

Broadway:

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Broadway National Tour:
  • The Book of Mormon
  • National Tour
  • West Side Story

Scott Rollison, 1996

B.F.A. Theatre - Directing

Broadway Stage Manager:

  • Curtains
  • Addams Family 
  • Little Women 
  • Jersey Boys
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer 
  • Frogs 
  • Into the Woods
  • Mystery of Edwin Drood

Eric Abbott, 2002

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Broadway:

  • 9 to 5 (Master Electrician)
  • Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • The Color Purple
  • The Wedding Singer

International:

  • Cabaret
  • Jersey Boys
  • Gypsy

Television:

  • House of Cards (Electrician)

Matthew Brashear, 2002

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Television:

  • NFL Live
  • Upload with Shaq (TruTV)
  • The Winner Is (NBC)
  • Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
  • Mucho Taliente
  • Chelsea Lately

Liz Brady, 2001

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

  • A Christmas Story(dresser)
  • Soul Doctor(dresser)
  • Mary Poppins(Asst. Wardrobe Supervisor)

Bekki Swan Lambrecht, 2011

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Technical Director:

  • Black Ensemble Theatre (Chicago)

Lighting Designer:

  • Profiles Theatre

Assistant Lighting Designer:

  • In a Forest, Dark, and Deep (Labute)

Christy Kneisel, 2011

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Scenic Artist:

  • Glimmerglass Opera Festival(New York)

Josh Wroblewski, 2011

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Lighting Intern:

  • Blue Man Group
  • American Idiot

Master Electrician:

  • Look Musical Theatre Company

Las Vegas: 

  • Mandalay Bay
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • The Cosmopolitan

Dawn Kenseth, 2005

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Master Electrician:

  • Chautauqua Theatre Company

Jimmy Goode, 2008

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Broadway National Tours:

  • Sister Act (Wig/Wardrobe)
  • Pricilla Queen of the Desert (Wig/Wardrobe)

Other:

  • Hairspray (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line)

Brian J. Marshall, 2005

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Master Electrician:

  • Cirque du Soleil - Corteo
  • Cirque du Soleil - Iris
  • Riva Creative USA

Mary Reed, 2004

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

West End:

  • The Bodyguard (Assistant Prop Supervisor)
  • The Book of Mormon (Co- Prop Supervisor)

Broadway National Tour:

  • Light in the Piazza(Asst. Head of Props)
  • My Fair Lady(Asst, Head of Props)
  • South Pacific(Head of Props)

Emily Wilson, 2013

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

Costume Production

  • Capital Repertory Theatre

Costume Intern:

  • Williamstown Theatre Festival

Sean Tait, 2012

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

  • Utah Festival Opera (Electrician)
  • Event Engineering (various)
  • Shattered Globe Theatre (Master Electrician)

Ruth Conrad-Proulx, 2001

B.F.A. Theatre - Design & Production

B.F.A. Studio Art

  • Skylight Music Theatre (Associate Director of Production)

Tyler Albright, 2005

B.A. Theatre

National Tour:

  • Chicago

International Tour:

  • 42nd Street

Regional:

  • 42nd Street

Casting Associate:

  • Stephanie Klapper Casting 
    • Asst. Casting Director for Broadway production of A Christmas Story

Erin Madden, 2005

B.A. Theatre

Company Manager:

  • The Goodman Theatre Co. Chicago, IL

Corey Blake, 1996

B.A. Theatre

President/Founder:

  • Roundtable Companies Publishing

Jeremy Blaire, 2006

B.A. Theatre

Company Dancer:

  • Thodos Dance Chicago
  • Chicago Moving Company
  • Jeremy is currently completing his MFA in Dance at University of Iowa

Elise Thorpe, 2012

B.A. Theatre with Dance minor

Other:

  • Stiletto Entertainment (Holland American Cruise Line)

Joshua Streeter, 2006

B.A. Theatre

Teaching Apprenticeship:

  • ZACH Theatre (Austin, TX)

Nate Claus, 2002

B.A. Theatre

Broadway Stage Manger:

  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Joshua Betz, 2012

B.A. Theatre

National Tour:

Veggie Tales LIVE

Jessica Taylor, 2012

B.A. Theatre

Lyric Stage:

  • NINE
  • Pleasures and Places

Teacher:

  • Birdville Independent School District, North Richland Hills TX

Shpend Xani, 2002

B.A. Theatre

Theatre:

  • Pocono Christmas
  • Pawnshop Accordions
  • Marat/Sade
  • The Living

Film:

  • Right to Love
  • Frostbite
  • Love and The Small Print

Television:

  • Scorned: Love Kills
  • Life of a Land

Sarah McShane, 2011

B.A. Theatre

Off-Broadway:

  • Girls Night! The Musical
  • Piggynation

New York:

  • Captain Crash vs. Zzorggwomen

Chicago:

  • Blue Gate Musicals

Joel Kim Booster, 2010

B.A. Theatre

Writer:

  • Kate and Sam are Not Breaking Up

Company Member:

  • New Colony

Stand-Up Comedy:

  • RISK
  • Comedy as a Second Language
  • Night Train

Jamie Bell, 2002

B.A. Theatre

Follow Spot Operator:

  • Le Reve, Las Vegas

Assistant Electrician:

  • War Horse(Tour)

Jamie is currently pursuing a law degree at Creighton University School of Law.

Travis Wright, 2012

B.A. Theatre

Chicago:

  • Mama's Boy(Chicago Tap)
  • East of The Sun, West of The Moon
  • HMS Pinafore
  • Cabaret

Travis is represented by Actors Talent Group Chicago

Justin Ostergard, 2013

B.A. Theatre

Original Work:

  • Half Stitched

Regional:

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Cabaret
  • Carousel
  • And Then There Was One
  • The Tempest