Schools of the Stars: Where the 2015 Tony Nominees Went to College: The Actors and Actresses

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Where the 2015 Tony nominees in acting categories pursued their college studies.
Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen and cast
Robert Fairchild, Brandon Uranowitz, Max von Essen and cast

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What does it take to get nominated for a Tony Award? 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 nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards in acting categories 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.

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Nominated Leading Actress in a Musical

Kristin Chenoweth, “On the Twentieth Century” - Oklahoma City University
Leanne Cope, “An American in Paris - Royal Ballet School
Beth Malone, “Fun Home” - Unviersity of California, Irvine
Kelli O’Hara, “The King and I” - Oklahoma CIty University
Chita Rivera, “The Visit” - School of American Ballet

Nominated Leading Actor in a Musical

Michael Cerveris, “Fun Home” - Yale University
Robert Fairchild, “An American in Paris” - Ballet West Conservatory
Brian d’Arcy James, “Something Rotten!” - Northwestern University
Ken Watanabe, “The King and I” - NA
Tony Yazbeck, “On the Town” - College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) and Point Park University

Nominated Leading Actress in a Play

Geneva Carr, “Hand to God” - Mount Holyoke College
Helen Mirren, “The Audience” - National Youth Theatre
Elisabeth Moss, “The Heidi Chronicles” - Did not attend college
Carey Mulligan, “Skylight” - Did not attend college
Ruth Wilson, “Constellations” - University of Nottingham and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Nominated Leading Actor in a Play

Steven Boyer, “Hand to God” - The Juilliard School
Bradley Cooper, “The Elephant Man” - Georgetown University and The New School
Ben Miles, “Wolf Hall” - Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Bill Nighy, “Skylight” - Guildford School of Acting
Alex Sharp, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” - The Juilliard School

Nominated Featured Actress in a Musical

Victoria Clark, "Gigi" - Yale University and New York University
Judy Kuhn, "Fun Home" - Oberlin College and Conservatory
Sydney Lucas, "Fun Home" - NA
Ruthie Ann Miles, "The King and I" - New York University
Emily Skeggs, "Fun Home" - Emerson College

Nominated Featured Actor in a Musical

Christian Borle, "Something Rotten!" - Carnegie Mellon University
Andy Karl, "On the Twentieth Century" - Towson University
Brad Oscar, "Something Rotten!" - Boston University
Brandon Uranowitz, "An American in Paris" - New York University
Max von Essen, "An American in Paris" - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Nominated Featured Actress in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can’t Take It with You" - Marymount Manhattan College
Patricia Clarkson, "The Elephant Man" - Fordhman University and Yale University
Lydia Leonard, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two" - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Sarah Stiles, "Hand to God" - American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Julie White, "Airline Highway" - Fordham University

Nominated Featured Actor in a Play

Matthew Beard, "Skylight" - University of York
K. Todd Freeman, "Airline Highway" - University of North Carolina - School of the Arts
Richard McCabe, "The Audience" - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Alessandro Nivola, "The Elephant Man" - Yale University
Nathaniel Parker, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two" - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Micah Stock, "It’s Only a Play" - SUNY Purchase

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