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

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24 Apr 2014

Where the principals of the musical Cabaret pursued their college studies.



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What does it take to write, create or star in a new musical on Broadway? 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 Cabaret 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.

Principal Cast:
Alan Cumming: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Michelle Williams: NA
Linda Emond: University of Washington
Danny Burstein: Queens College/CUNY and University of California—San Diego
Bill Heck: University of Evansville and New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Aaron Krohn: The Old Globe Theatre MFA Program
Gayle Rankin: The Juilliard School

Production Credits:
Fred Ebb (Lyrics): New York University and Columbia University
John Kander (Music): Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Columbia University
Joe Masteroff (Book): Temple University
Sam Mendes (Direction): Magdalen College School and Cambridge University
Rob Marshall (Direction, Choreography): Carnegie Mellon University
Robert Brill (Set and Club Design): University of California—San Diego
William Ivey Long (Costume Design): College of William and Mary, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University
Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design): Carnegie Mellon University
Mike Baldassari (Lighting Design): University of Connecticut
Brian Ronan (Sound Design): SUNY Oswego
Angelina Avallone (Make-up): Yale University
Michael Gibson (Orchestrations): Berklee College of Music
Todd Haimes (Roundabout Artistic Director): University of Pennsylvania and Yale University
Harold Wolpert (Roundabout Managing Director): University of Pennsylvania
Julia C. Levy (Roundabout Executive Director): University of Vermont and Harvard University