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 A Raisin in the Sun 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.
Denzel Washington: Fordham University and American Conservatory Theatre's MFA program.
LaTanya Richardson Jackson: Spelman College
Sophie Okonedo: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Anika Noni Rose: Florida A&M University and American Conservatory Theatre's MFA program.
David Cromer: Columbia College Chicago
Stephen McKinley Henderson: Lincoln University, The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts and Purdue University
Stephen Tyrone Williams: University of Alabama
Jason Dirden: Morehouse College and University of Illinois
Lorraine Hansberry (Playwright): University of Wisconsin–Madison
Kenny Leon (Direction): Clark Atlanta University
Mark Thompson (Scenic Design): Birmingham University (UK)
Ann Roth (Costume Design): Carnegie-Mellon
Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design): SUNY Purchase