Schools of the Stars: Where Once on This Island Cast and Creators Went to College

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Where the full cast and creative team of the Broadway revival of Once on This Island pursued their college studies.
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Alex Newell, Hailey Kilgore, and the cast 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. Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Once On This Island pursued their college studies.

Cast List:
Hailey Kilgore (Ti Moune): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Merle Dandridge (Papa Ge): Roosevelt University
Quentin Earl Darrington (Agwe): University of Southern Florida
Alex Newell (Asaka): Bishop Fenwick High School
Lea Salonga (Erzulie): University of the Philippines & Ateneo de Manila University
Phillip Boykin (Tonton Julian): University of Hartford (Hartt School)
Alysha Deslorieux (Andrea): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
David Jennings (Armand, Storyteller): Indiana University
Kenita R. Miller (Mama Euralie): American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Isaac Powell (Daniel): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Rodrick Covington (Storyteller): SUNY Purchase
Tyler Hardwick (Storyteller): University of Buffalo
Cassondra James (Storyteller): Hofstra University, CUNY
Grasan Kingsberry (Storyteller): The Juilliard School
Loren Lott (Storyteller): Clark Atlanta University
T. Oliver Reid (Storyteller): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Aurelia Williams (Storyteller): Rutgers University

Production Credits:
Lynn Ahrens (Book & Lyrics): Syracuse University
Stephen Flaherty (Music): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati & New York University
Michael Arden (Director): The Juilliard School
Camille A. Brown (Choreographer): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Alvin Hough, Jr. (Music Director): Harvard College
Dane Laffrey (Scenic Design): National Institute of Dramatic Art
Clint Ramos (Costumer Design): New York University
Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design): Carnegie Mellon University
Jules Fisher (Lighting Design): Carnegie Institute of Technology
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design): Carnegie Mellon University
Michael Starobin (Orchestrations): Bennington College

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