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

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Where the principals of the Broadway musical Hamilton pursued their college studies.

The company of <i>Hamilton</i>
The company of Hamilton Joan Marcus

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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 musical Hamilton 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: Lin-Manuel Miranda: Wesleyan University
Javier Muñoz: New York University/CAP 21
Phillipa Soo: The Juilliard School
Leslie Odom, Jr.: Carnegie Mellon University
Renée Elise Goldsberry: Carnegie Mellon University & University of Southern California
Christopher Jackson: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Daveed Diggs: Brown University
Okieriete Onaodowan: Rutgers University
Anthony Ramos: American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Jasmine Cephas Jones: Berklee College of Music
Jonathan Groff: Did not attend college
Carleigh Bettiol: SUNY Oneota
Ariana DeBose: Western Carolina University
Sydney James Harcourt: Interlochen Arts Academy and The Maggie Flanigan Studio
Sasha Hutchings: Oklahoma City University
Thayne Jasperson: Utah Valley State College
Emmy Raver-Lampman: Marymount Manhattan College
Jon Rua: NA
Austin Smith: The Juilliard School
Seth Stewart: Fordham University/Alvin Ailey
Betsy Struxness: The Juilliard School
Ephraim M. Sykes: Fordham University/Alvin Ailey

Production Credits:

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Book, Music, Lyrics): Wesleyan University
Thomas Kail (Direction): Wesleyan University
Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreography): Southern Methodist University
Alex Lacamoire (Music Direction): Berklee College of Music
David Korins (Scenic Design): University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Paul Tazewell (Costume Design): North Carolina School of the Arts & New York University
Howell Binkley (Lighting Design): East Carolina University
Nevin Steinberg (Sound Design): Harvard University

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

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