SCHOOLS OF THE STARS: Where Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Cast and Creators Went to College

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12 Jan 2014

Jarrod Spector
Jarrod Spector

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 Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical pursued their college studies.

Jessie Mueller: Syracuse University
Jake Epstein: National Theatre School of Canada
Anika Larsen: Yale University
Jarrod Spector: Princeton University
Jeb Brown: Yale University
Liz Larsen: SUNY Purchase
Ashley Blanchet: New England Conservatory and University of Michigan
E. Clayton Cornelious: Point Park University
Josh Davis: University of Delaware
Alysha Deslorieux: College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Kevin Duda: University of Hartford

Douglas McGrath (Book): Princeton University
Carole King (Words and Music): Queens College/CUNY
Gerry Goffin (Lyrics): Queens College/CUNY
Marc Bruni (Director): Dartmouth College
Josh Prince (Choreographer): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Derek McLane (Scenic Design): Harvard University and Yale University
Brian Ronan (Sound Design): SUNY Oswego
Steve Sidwell (Orchestrations): The Royal College of Music
John Miller (Music Coordinator): University of Michigan
Jason Howland (Conductor): Williams College
Jeff Tanski (Associate Conductor): Hofstra University and Indiana University--Bloomington

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