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

News   Schools of the Stars: Where On the Town Cast and Creators Went to College What does it take to write, create or star in a big 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.

Jay Armstrong Johnson
Jay Armstrong Johnson

Here is a rundown on where the principals of Broadway’s On the Town 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.

Leading Cast Members:
Jay Armstrong Johnson: New York University-Steinhardt School
Tony Yazbeck: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Point Park University
Jackie Hoffman: New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Megan Fairchild: School of American Ballet
Alysha Umphress: Boston Conservatory
Elizabeth Stanley: Indiana University
Michael Rupert: NA
Jess LeProtto: Pace University

Creative Team:
Leonard Bernstein (Music): Harvard University and Curtis Institute of Music
Betty Comden (Book and Lyrics): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Adolph Green (Book and Lyrics): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
John Rando (Direction): University of Texas at Austin and University of California at Los Angeles
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Joshua Bergasse (Choreography): Marymount Manhattan College
Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design): Vassar College and New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Jess Goldstein (Costume Design): Yale University
Jason Lyons (Lighting Design): SUNY Purchase
Kai Harada (Sound Design): Yale University
Bruce Robert Harris (Producer): The Juilliard School
Jack W. Batman (Producer): Commercial Theatre Institute and La Salle University
Michael A. Alden (Producer): Academy of Theatre Arts at Los Angeles City College
Dale Badway (Producer): Pennsylvania State University
Corey Brunish (Producer): Occidental College
Brisa Trinchero (Producer): University of Portland

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