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

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Where the cast and creative team of the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard pursued their college studies.
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Glenn Close and Andrew Lloyd Webber Joseph Marzullo/WENN

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 Sunset Boulevard 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:
Glenn Close (Norma Desmond): College of William & Mary
Michael Xavier (Joe Gillis): Manchester Metropolitan University
Siobhan Dillon (Betty Schaeffer): University of the Arts, London
Preston Truman Boyd (Artie Green): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Paul Schoeffler (Cecil B. DeMille): Carnegie Mellon University & University of California, Berkeley
Andy Taylor (Sheldrake): Oberlin College and Conservatory
Jim Walton (Manfred): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Nancy Anderson (Ensemble): New England Conservatory & Tufts University
Mackenzie Bell (Ensemble): Elon University
Barry Busby (Ensemble): University of Oklahoma
Britney Coleman (Ensemble): University of Michigan
Julian R. Decker (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Anissa Felix (Ensemble): University of Mary Washington
Drew Foster (Ensemble): The Juilliard School
David Hess (Ensemble): University of Florida
Brittney Johnson (Ensemble): New York University
Katie Ladner (Ensemble): Belmont University
Stephane Martignetti (Ensemble): Penn State University
Lauralyn McClelland (Ensemble): Oklahoma City University
T. Oliver Reid (Ensemble): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Lance Roberts (Ensemble): Tufts University
Stephanie Rothenberg (Ensemble): New York University
Graham Rowat (Ensemble): Ryerson University
Sean Thompson (Ensemble): Temple University
Matt Wall (Ensemble): Boston Conservatory

Production Credits:
Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music): Royal College of Music
Christopher Hampton (Book, Lyrics): University of Oxford
Lonny Price (Director): The Juilliard School
David Cullen (Orchestrations & Music Arrangements): Royal Academy of Music
Kristen Blodgette (Music Supervision & Director): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
David Lai (Music Coordinator): Columbia University & Brown University
James Noone (Set Design): Boston University
Tracy Christensen (Costume Design): Northwestern University & Rutgers University
Anthony Powell (Glenn Close Original Costume Designs): Central School of Art and Design
Mick Potter (Sound Design): Central School of Art and Design
Matt Cowart (Associate Director): University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Timothy R. Semon (Production Stage Manager): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Matthew Lacey (1st Stage Manager): Webster University
McKenzie Murphy (2nd Stage Manager): Stony Brook University, SUNY

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