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

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Where the principals of the Broadway musical Bright Star pursued their college studies.
A scene from <i>Bright Star</i>
A scene from Bright Star Joan Marcus

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 principals of the Broadway cast of Bright Star 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:
Carmen Cusack: University of North Texas
Paul Alexander Nolan: Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts
A.J. Shively: University of Michigan
Hannah Elless: Western Michigan University
Stephen Bogardus: Princeton University
Dee Hoty: Otterbein College
Stephen Lee Anderson: National Theatre Conservatory & San Diego State University
Emily Padgett: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Jeff Blumenkrantz: Northwestern University
Max Chernin: College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Patrick Cummings: Carnegie Mellon University
Sandra DeNise: New York University
Michael X. Martin: Pacific Conservatory Theatre
Tony Roach: Harvard University & Columbia University
Sarah Jane Shanks: College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
William Youmans: SUNY Purchase
Maddie Shea Baldwin: Indiana University
Richard Gatta: University at Buffalo & Empire State College
Lizzie Klemperer: University of Michigan

Production Credits:
Steve Martin (Book, Music, Story): University of California, Los Angeles
Edie Brickell (Book, Music, Story): Southern Methodist University
Walter Bobbie (Director): University of Scranton & The Catholic University of America
Josh Rhodes (Choreographer): University of Michigan
Eugene Lee (Scenic Design): Art Institute of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University & Yale School of Drama
Jane Greenwood (Costume Design): Liverpool Art School & Central School of Arts and Crafts
Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design): University of New Mexico
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design): Harvard University
Michael J. Passaro (Production Stage Manager): New York University

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

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