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

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24 Mar 2014

Where the principals of the Broadway play Mothers and Sons 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 Broadway’s Mothers and Sons pursued their college studies. Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Tyne Daly: Brandeis University Brandeis University and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Frederick Weller: University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill and The Juilliard School
Bobby Steggert: New York University – Tisch School of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

Production Credits:

Sheryl Kaller
 (Director): Emerson College
Terrence McNally (Playwright): Columbia University
John Lee Beatty (Sets): Brown University and Yale University
Jess Goldstein (Costume Design): Yale University
Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design): SUNY Purchase
Nevin Steinberg (sound Design): New York University—Steinhardt School Of Culture, Education And Human Development and Harvard University
Tara Rubin (Casting): Boston University
Tom Kirdahy (Producer): New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Roy Furman (Producer): Brooklyn College, and Harvard University
Paula Wagner (Producer): Carnegie-Mellon