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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 successful careers both on stage and backstage, distinguishing themselves in theatre, film, and television throughout the world. With 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.

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. 

NARDA E. ALCORN

Narda E. Alcorn | Stage Manager

Broadway: Choir Boy, The Iceman Cometh (2018 revival); August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid; August Wilson’s Fences, Radio Golf, Gem of the Ocean, Seven Guitars; the last two revivals of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Select regional credits include productions at La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Center Theatre Group, Huntington Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Alley Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and The Kennedy Center. Nara is a Professor and Chair of Stage Management at Yale School of Drama.

Philip James Brannon - Actor

Philip James Brannon | Actor

Broadway: JUNK (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Log Cabin, BootyCandy (Playwright's Horizons, Obie Award), The Antipodes (Signature), Tiny Beautiful Things, ToasT (The Public), The City of Conversation (Lincoln Center), Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Love and Information, Belleville (New York Theatre Workshop) We Are Proud... (Soho Rep). Regional: Dangerous House (Williamstown), Huntington, Wilma, Woolly Mammoth, KC Rep, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Court, Chicago Shakespeare. TV/Film: Servant, The Good Fight, Elementary, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Law & Order: SVU, Contagion.

Scott Ellis - Director

Scott Ellis | Director

Broadway: She Loves Me (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination); You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination); On the Twentieth Century (Outer Critics Circle nomination); The Elephant Man (Outer Critics Circle nomination); The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Tony nomination); Harvey; Curtains (Tony nomination); The Little Dog Laughed (Lortel nomination); Twelve Angry Men (Tony nomination); The Man Who Had All The Luck; The Rainmaker; 1776 (Drama Desk, Tony nomination); Company; Steel Pier (Tony nomination); She Loves Me (First Revival, Tony nomination); A Month In The Country; Picnic.  Off-Broadway: Amy and the Orphans; Dada Woof, Papa Hot (LCT); Tom Durnin; Gruesome Playground Injuries; Streamers; Good Boys And True; Entertaining Mr. Sloane; The Waverly Gallery; Flora, The Red Menace (Drama Desk nomination); and The World Goes ‘Round (Drama Desk Award). TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, HBO’s Divorce, A Christmas Story Live (Fox), Weeds (EP), 30 Rock (Emmy nomination, Best Director), Modern Family.  Scott is the Associate Artistic Director of Roundabout Theatre Company.

Erica Hemminger – Scene Designer

Erica Hemminger | Scenic Designer

Broadway: Associate Scenic Designer: Moulin Rouge! The Musical!; Burn This; American Son; Children of a Lesser God; The Parisian Woman, The Price, Fully Committed; Gigi; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Breakfast at Tiffany’s; The Heiress.  Assistant Scenic Designer: Nice Work If You Can Get It; The Best Man; She Loves Me; Man and Boy: Follies; Anything Goes; The Miracle Worker; Ragtime; Guys and Dolls; Grease; A Streetcar Named Desire. TV: Art Director: Hairspray Live!; The Wiz Live!; The Sound of Music Live!. Assistant Art Director: The Oscars (2018 & 2015).

Lisa Joyce - Actor

Lisa Joyce | Actor

Broadway/West End: La Bete.  Off-Broadway: The Ugly One (Drama Desk nom.); Thinner than Water; The Forest; Love, Loss and What I Wore; Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson; That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play; Beast; U.S. Drag; Vengeance; Red Light Winter (original cast). Regional: Touched (Williamstown); Blackbird (Studio Theater D.C. Helen Hayes Award); Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf). National Tour: Doubt.  Film: Ricki and the Flash; A Master Builder; Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight; The Brave One, The Messenger. TV: Insecure; Billy & Billie; Wallflowers; The Following; The Good Wife; Boardwalk Empire; Fringe; Law and Order; Law and Order: SVU; Kidnapped.

Connor Wang - Sound Designer

Connor Wang | Sound Designer

Broadway: Assistant Sound Designer: Hadestown and The Cher Show. Off-Broadway: Avenue Q (Sound Engineer). Regional: Assistant Sound Designer: Freestyle Love Supreme (The Kennedy Center), The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe).



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