Schools of the Stars: Where Anastasia Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Anastasia pursued their college studies.
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Christy Altomare and Derek Klena Matthew Murphy

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway musical Anastasia pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Christy Altomare (Anya): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Derek Klena (Dmitry): University of California, Los Angeles
John Bolton (Vlad): St. John Fisher College
Ramin Karimloo (Gleb): Did not attend college
Caroline O’Connor (Countess Lily): Royal Ballet School
Mary Beth Peil (Dowager Empress): Northwestern University
Zach Adkins (Ensemble): Baldwin Wallace University
Sissy Bell (Ensemble): University of Arizona
Lauren Blackman (Ensemble): Syracuse University
Kyle Brown (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Janet Dickinson (Ensemble): Moorehead University & North Dakota State University
Constantine Germanacos (Ensemble): Manhattan School of Music
Wes Hart (Ensemble): Oklahoma City University
Ken Krugman (Ensemble): Ithaca College
Shina Ann Morris (Ensemble): University of Michigan
James A. Pierce III (Ensemble): Alvin Ailey/Fordham University
Molly Rushing (Ensemble): Oklahoma City University
Jennifer Smith (Ensemble): Texas Tech University
Johnny Stellard (Ensemble): Elon University
Allison Walsh (Ensemble): Joffrey Ballet
Kathryn Boswell (Swing): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Kristen Smith Davis (Swing): Did not attend college
Ian Knauer (Swing): University of Michigan
Dustin Layton (Swing): Ballet Mississippi, School of American Ballet, Boston Ballet

Production Credits:
Terrence McNally (Book): Columbia University
Stephen Flaherty (Music): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) & New York University
Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics): Syracuse University
Darko Tresnjak (Director): Swathmore College & Columbia University
Peggy Hickey (Choreographer): California State University, Sacramento
Thomas Murray (Music Director & Supervisor): Northwestern University
Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design): Bennington College & Yale University
Lindo Cho (Costume Design): McGill University & Yale University
Donald Holder (Lighting Design): University of Maine & Yale University
Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design): Fordham University
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design): Carnegie Mellon University
Doug Besterman (Orchestrations): University of Rochester
Trey Johnson (Stage Manager): Northern Arizona University
Lee Micklin (Assistant Stage Manager): Lehigh University

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