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

Where the principals of the Broadway musical Violet pursued their college studies.

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Here is a rundown on where the principals of the original new Broadway musical Violet pursued their college studies. Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Principal Cast List:
Sutton Foster: Carnegie Mellon University
Colin Donnell: Indiana University
Alexander Gemignani: University of Michigan
Joshua Henry: University of Miami
Annie Golden: NA

Production Credits:
Jeanine Tesori (Music): Barnard College
Brian Crawley: (Book and Lyrics): Yale University
Doris Betts (Original Story): University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Leigh Silverman (Direction): Carnegie Mellon University
Jeffrey Page (Choreography): University of the Arts
David Zinn (Scenic Design): University of Michigan
Clint Ramos (Costume Design): New York University – Tisch School of the Arts
Mark Barton (Lighting Design): NA
Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design): California Institute of the Arts
Fran Weissler (Associate Producer): New York University
Barry Weissler (Associate Producer): Rutgers University
Ted Shen (Associate Producer): Yale University