rose to stardom in Side Show
and earned the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical playing Diana in the Pulitzer and Tony-winning Next to Normal
. Despite her amazing success in musical theatre, Ripley, like any other performer, had to start somewhere. Here, she sat down with Playbill to chat about her higher education experiences in support of PlaybillEDU
, a new website aimed at matching prospective students of theatre, music and dance to the perfect college or conservatory program. Read more
about Ripley and the mission of PlaybillEDU.