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

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Where the principals of the Broadway revival of Cats pursued their college studies.
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Kim Fauré as Demeter, Christine Cornish Smith as Bombalurina and Company 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 revival of Cats 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:
Leona Lewis (Grizabella): BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology
Quentin Earl Darrington (Old Deuteronomy/Victor): University of Southern Florida
Jeremy Davis (Skimbleshanks): University of Michigan
Kim Fauré (Demeter): Oklahoma City University
Sara Jean Ford (Jellylorum): Carnegie Mellon University
Lili Froehlich (Electra): Otterbein University
Daniel Gaymon (Macavity/Plato): Columbia City Jazz Dance School
Shonica Gooden (Rumpleteazer): Point Park University
Christopher Gurr (Bustopher Jones/Gus/Peter): Webster University
Tyler Hanes (Rum Tum Tugger/Bill Bailey): Carnegie Mellon University
Andy Huntington Jones (Munkustrap): University of Michigan
Kolton Krouse (Tumblebrutus): The Juilliard School
Eloise Kropp (Jennaydots): University of Oklahoma
Jess LeProtto (Mungojerri): Pace University
Georgina Pazcoguin (Victoria): New York City Ballet
Emily Pynenburg (Cassandra): Boston Conservatory
Arianna Rosario (Sillabub): New World School of the Arts
Ahmad Simmons (Alonzo): Point Park University
Christine Cornish Smith (Bombaluria): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Corey Snide (Coricopat): The Juilliard School
Emily Tate (Tantomile): The Juilliard School
Sharrod Williams (Pouncival): Montclair State University
Richard Todd Adams (Cats Chorus): The Juilliard School
Aaron J. Albano (Cats Chorus/Swing): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Callen Bergmann (Swing): Point Park University
Claire Camp (Swing): SUNY Purchase
Francesca Granell (Swing): Florida State University
Jessica Hendy (Cats Chorus): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Harris Milgrim (swing): Florida State University
Madison Mitchell (Cats Chorus/Swing): Southern New Hampshire University
Nathan Patrick Morgan (Cats Chorus): Manhattan School of Music
Megan Ort (Cats Chorus): Ithaca College

Production Credits:
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music & Orchestrations): Royal College of Music
Trevor Nunn (Director): University of Cambridge
Andy Blankenbuehler (Additional Choreography): Southern Methodist University
Kristen Allen Blodgette (Music Supervision & Direction): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design): Hornsey College of Arts & Central School of Arts & Crafts
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design): Oberlin College
Mick Potter (Sound Design): Central School of Art & Design
Brad Peterson (Projection Design): University of North Carolina - School of the Arts
Ira Mont (Production Stage Manager): Circle in the Square Theatre School
Jennifer N. Rogers (Stage Manager): New York University


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