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

Broadway News   Schools of the Stars: Where Bandstand Cast and Creators Went to College Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Bandstand pursued their college studies.
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Laura Osnes and cast Jeremy Daniel

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 new Broadway musical Bandstand 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:
Laura Osnes (Julia Trojan): University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Corey Cott (Donny Novitski): Carnegie Mellon University
Beth Leavel (Mrs. June Adams): University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Alex Bender (Nick Radel): Manhattan School of Music & James Madison University
Joe Carroll (Johnny Simpson): University of Michigan & RADA
Brandon J. Ellis (Davy Zlatic): University of North Carolina, Greensboro
James Nathan Hopkins (Jimmy Campbell): Berklee College of Music
Geoff Packard (Wayne Wright): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) & SUNY Stonybrook
Mary Callanan (Ensemble): University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Max Clayton (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Andrea Dotto (Ensemble): Montclair State University
Ryan Kasprzak (Ensemble) Marymount Manhattan College
Erica Mansfield (Ensemble): Did not attend college
Morgan Marcell (Ensemble): Boston University
Drew McVety (Ensemble) New York University
Jessica Lea Patty (Ensemble): Florida State University
Keven Quillon (Ensemble): James Madison University
Jonathan Shew (Ensemble): Syracuse University
Ryan VanDenBoom (Ensemble): CAP21/New York University
Jaime Verazin (Ensemble): DeSales University
Patrick Connaghan (Swing): Western Michigan University
Matt Cusack (Swing): University of the Arts
Andrew Leggieri (Swing): Penn State University
Becca Petersen (Swing): Brigham Young University
Mindy Wallace (Swing): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Kevin Worley (Swing): Webster University

Production Credits:
Robert Taylor (Book & Lyrics): Union College, University of Bonn, & Princeton University
Richard Oberacker (Book, Music, & Lyrics): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Andy Blankenbuehler (Director & Choreographer): Southern Methodist University
David Korins (Scenic Design): University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Paloma Young (Costume Design): University of California, San Diego
Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design): SUNY Purchase
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design): Harvard University
Greg Anthony Rassesn (Co-Orchestrator): West Virginia University & College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
David Kreppel (Vocal Arrangements): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)

Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps!

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