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

By Robert Viagas
January 16, 2014

Where the principals of the Broadway drama Machinal pursued their college studies.

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway play? 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 Broadway drama Machinal 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.

Rebecca Hall: St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge
Michael Cumpsty: University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
Morgan Spector: 
Reed College
Ashley Bell: Cambridge University and New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Arnie Burton: University of Arizona
Ryan Dinning: University of Northern Colorado
Scott Drummond: University of California—San Diego and Southern Methodist University
Jason Loughlin: University of North Carolina—Charlotte
Maria-Christina Oliveras: Yale University
Daniel Pearce: New York University
Karen Walsh: Indiana University--Bloomington
and University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Sophie Treadwell (Playwright): University of California--Berkeley
Lyndsey Turner (Direction): University of London
Es Devlin (Scenic Design): Bristol University and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design
Michael Krass (Costume Design): College of William and Mary
Jane Cox (Lighting Design): University of Massachusetts at Amherst and New York University
Matt Tierney (Sound Design): Florida State University and Yale University
Beverly Jenkins (Production Stage Manager): Howard University