Schools of the Stars: Where Holler If Ya Hear Me Cast and Creators Went to College

By Robert Viagas
19 Jun 2014

Where the principals of the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me pursued their college studies.



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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 principals of the original new Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me 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:
Saul Williams: Morehouse College
and New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Christopher JacksonAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
Saycon Sengbloh: Agnes Scott College
Ben ThompsonTexas Christian University
Joshua BooneVirginia Commonwealth University
Dyllon BurnsideCAP21
Tonya Pinkins: Columbia College in Chicago, Carnegie Mellon and California Western School of Law
Otis Cotton: SUNY Purchase
Brandon GillJuilliard School
Jared JosephNew York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Christina SajousNew York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Jaime Lincoln SmithClark Atlanta University and Rutgers
Donald Webber, Jr.: University of Southern California

Production Credits:
Tupac Shakur (Music and Lyrics): Baltimore School for the Arts (high school only)
Todd Kreidler (Book): Duquesne University
Kenny Leon (Direction): Clark Atlanta University
Wayne Cilento (Choreography): College at Brockport
Edward Pierce (Scenic Design): Ohio University
Zachary G. Borovay (Projections): Berklee College of Music
Reggie Ray (Costume Design): Howard University
Mike Baldassari (Lighting Design): University of Connecticut
John Shivers (Sound Design): Temple University
David Patridge (Sound Design): Ryerson University