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

Where the principals of the Broadway show Rocky: The Musical pursued their college studies.

Margo Seibert
Margo Seibert


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 Rocky: The Musical pursued their college studies. Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Andy Karl: Towson State University
Margo Seibert: American University
Terence Archie: North Carolina School of the Arts
Dakin Matthews: Gregorian University (Rome) and The Juilliard School
Danny Mastrogiorgio: College of Marin and The Juilliard School
Vincent Corazza: Ryerson University
Bradley Gibson: Boston Conservatory
Vasthy MompointAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
Vince Oddo: SUNY Fredonia  SUNY-Fredonia
Luis Salgado: Universidad de Puerto Rico
John Schiappa: HB Studios and University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music
James Brown III: Brown University
Adam Perry: Western Kentucky University
Kevin Del Aguila: University of California – Santa Barabara and Temple University
Stacey Todd HoltWebster University
Sasha Hutchings: Oklahoma City University
David Andrew Macdonald: The Juilliard School, American University Academy for the Performing Arts and Colorado College
Dan’yelle Williamson: Boston Conservatory

Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics): Syracuse University
Stephen Flaherty (Music): University of Cincinnati: College Conservatory of Music and New York University
Thomas Meehan (Book): Hamilton College
Sylvester Stallone (Book/Producer): Miami Dade College and University of Miami
Alex Timbers (Direction): Yale University
Kelly Devine (Choreography): Chapman University
Steven Hoggett (Fight Choreography): Swansea University
Chris Barreca (Scenic Design): Yale University and University of Connecticut
David Zinn (Costume Design): West Virginia University and Vanderbilt University
Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design): Boston University
and Yale University
Peter Hylenski (Sound Design): Carnegie Mellon University
Doug Besterman (Orchestrations): University of Rochester
Stephen Trask (Orchestrations): Wesleyan University