Schools of the Stars: Where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory pursued their college studies.
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Ben Crawford, Emma Pfaeffle, Kathy Fitzgerald, F. Michael Haynie, Alan H. Green, Christian Borle, Trista Dollison, John Rubinstein, Ryan Foust, Jackie Hoffman, and Michael Wartella 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 cast and production team of the Broadway musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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:
Christian Borle (Willy Wonka): Carnegie Mellon University
Emily Padgett (Mrs. Bucket): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
John Rubinstein (Grandpa Joe): University of California, Los Angeles & The Juilliard School
Ben Crawford (Mr. Salt): University of Arizona
Kathy Fitzgerald (Mrs. Gloop): LA City Acting Academy
Alan H. Green (Mr. Beauregarde): Rice University
Jackie Hoffman (Mrs. Teavee): New York University
Trista Dollison (Violet Beauregarde): Florida Southern College
F. Michael Haynie (Augustus Gloop): New York University
Emma Pfaeffle (Veruca Salt): SUNY Purchase
Michael Wartella (Mike Teavee): Circle in the Square Theatre School
Yesenia Ayala (Ensemble): Eastern Carolina University
Darius Barnes (Ensemble): School of American Ballet
Colin Bradbury (Ensemble): Did not attend college
Jared Bradshaw (Ensemble): Shorter College
Ryan Breslin (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Kristy Cates (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Madeleine Doherty (Ensemble): Ball State University
Paloma Garcia-Lee (Ensemble): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Stephanie Gibson (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Talya Groves (Ensemble): Pace University
Cory Lingner (Ensemble): University of Oklahoma
Elliott Mattox (Ensemble): Oklahoma City University
Monette McKay (Ensemble): Wagner College
Kyle Taylor Parker (Ensemble): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Paul Slade Smith (Ensemble): Connecticut College
Katie Webber (Ensemble): San Jose State University
Stephen Carrasco (Swing): Syracuse University
Robin Masella (Swing): University of Maryland, Baltimore
Kristin Piro (Swing): Did not attend college
Amy Quanbeck (Swing): University of California, Irvine
Michael Williams (Swing): University of the Arts
Mikey Winslow (Swing): Western Michigan University

Production Credits:
David Greig (Book): Bristol University
Marc Shaiman (Music & Lyrics): Did not attend college
Scott Wittman (Lyrics): Emerson College
Jack O’Brien (Director): University of Michigan
Nicholas Skilbeck (Music Supervision & Director):
Mark Thompson (Scenic & Costume Design):
Basil Twist (Pupperty): École nationale supérieure des arts de la marionnette
Japhy Weideman (Lighting Design): University of New Mexico
Jeff Sugg (Video & Projection Design): Swarthmore College
Andrew Keister (Sound Design): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Doug Besterman (Orchestrations): University of Rochester
Michael Starobin (Additional Orchestrations): Bennington College
Michael J. Passaro (Production Stage Manager): New York University
Pat Sosnow (Stage Manager): Barnard College

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