Schools of the Stars: Where Sunday in the Park with George Cast and Creators Went to College

Broadway News   Schools of the Stars: Where Sunday in the Park with George Cast and Creators Went to College
Where the cast and creative team of the Broadway musical pursued their college studies.
Cast Matthew Murphy

What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? 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 cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George 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:
Jake Gyllenhaal (George): Columbia University
Annaleigh Ashford (Dot/Marie): Marymount Manhattan College
Brooks Ashmanskas (Mr./Charles): Bennington College
Jenni Barber (Celeste #2/Elaine): University of Michigan
Phillip Boykin (Boatman/Lee): University of Hartford (Hartt School) & Howard University
Erin Davie (Yvonne/Naomi): Boston Conservatory
Claybourne Elder (Soldier/Alex): University of Utah, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University
Penny Fuller (Old Lady/Blair): Northwestern University
Jordan Gelber (Louis/Billy): Stanford University & New York University
Liz McCartney (Mrs./Harriet): Boston Conservatory
Robert Sean Leonard (Jules/Bob): Fordham University & Columbia University
Ruthie Ann Miles (Frieda/Betty): New York University
Ashley Park (Celeste #1/Theresa): University of Michigan
Jennifer Sanchez (Nurse/Samantha): Oklahoma City University
David Turner (Franz/Dennis): Williams College
Max Chernin (Ensemble): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
MaryAnn Hu (Ensemble): Upright Citizens Brigade
Michael McElroy (Ensemble): Carnegie Mellon University
Jamie Rosenstein (Ensemble): Brown University
Julie Foldesi (Swing): University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Andrew Kober (Swing): Carnegie Mellon University

Production Credits:
James Lapine (Book): Franklin & Marshall College
Stephen Sondheim (Music and Lyrics): Williams College
Sarna Lapine (Director): University of Washington & Columbia University
Ann Yee (Musical Staging): Boston Conservatory & The Ohio State University
Chris Fenwick (Music Director): College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati)
Michael Starobin (Orchestrations): Bennington College
Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Designer): Vassar College & New York University
Clint Ramos (Costume Designer): New York University
Ken Billington (Lighting Designer): Lester Polakov School
Tal Yarden (Projections Design): Bard College
Christopher Ash (Co-Projections Designer): Yale University
Kai Harada (Sound Designer): Yale University
Stephen Milosevich (Stage Manager): Missouri State University
Kate Croasdale (Assistant Stage Manager): Salem State University & Columbia University
Stephen Kopel (Casting): Wichita State University

Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps!

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