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Alumni

After nearly a century of training generations of theatre artists, The Theatre School claims an extraordinary array of talented and experienced alumni who have made an incalculable impact on the American theatre. We are so proud to call them our own.

They have forged succ‚Äčessful careers both on stage and backstage, distinguishing themselves in theatre, film, and television throughout the world. With the shared experience of their Theatre School training, our alumni make names for themselves as hard workers, smart collaborators, masters of their craft, and dynamic voices in a variety of fields.

  • jr Hawbaker

    Photo of JR Hawbaker"Costume design comes from a much deeper place than most people realize."

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  • Maureen kuhl

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    "...we were always taught at The Theatre School that it's all about storytelling."

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This shared experience creates an expansive alumni network that benefits individual alumni, current and prospective students, and the school. Personal and professional connections provide opportunities for career development and also foster a sense of community among alumni practically anywhere in the world.

Some of our alumni you might recognize include Emmy Award-winning actress Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays, Moonlight), actress Lisa Joyce (Boardwalk Empire, The Messenger), Broadway director and television producer Scott Ellis (Roundabout Theatre Company, Weeds), Tony Award-winning actor Joe Mantegna (Glengarry Glen Ross), and Academy and Tony Award-winning designers Theoni V. Aldredge (The Great Gatsby), and Eugene Lee (Wicked).

Theatre School News

To learn more and keep up to date on what our alumni, faculty, staff, and students are doing, check out the Theatre School News blog. Subscribe to the blog to get weekly updates on our news.

Theatre School alumni can submit updates for Theatre School News by completing our news submission form.