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Billy Harrigan Tighe

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway:  PIPPIN (Pippin U/S)

Off-Broadway:  SWEENEY TODD (Anthony)

London’s West End:  THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price)

National Tour:  WICKED (Fiyero U/S), LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Jean Michel), THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price), FINDING NEVERLAND (JM Barrie)

Sarah Jane Shanks

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway: WONDERFUL TOWN, THE APPLE TREE, SHREK: THE MUSICAL (Ugly Duckling, Blind Mouse, Princess Fiona U/S), PROMISES, PROMISES, BRIGHT STAR (Florence, Alice Murphy U/S, Lucy Grant U/S), CATS Revival (Jellylorum)

National Tour/Regional:  WICKED, MAME, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Tyler Hanes

CCCEPA, Carnegie Mellon University

Broadway: OKLAHOMA! (Jake), URBAN COWBOY, THE BOY FROM OZ, THE FROGS (Shavian), SWEET CHARITY (Charlie), HAIRSPRAY (Fender, Link Larkin), A CHORUS LINE (Larry), ON THE TOWN (Gabey), CATS Revival (Rum Tum Tugger)

Film/TV:  “Hail, Caesar!,” “In The Blood,” “Phoebe In Wonderland”

Meg Gillentine

CCCEPA, New York University

Helen Hayes Award – Best Actress in a Musical

Broadway: THE PRODUCERS (Usherette), THE FROGS (Grace), FOSSE, CATS (Cassandra)

Film/TV:  “Madea’s Witness Protection,” “Sleepy Hollow Dickerson,” “The Producers,” “Every Little Step,” “Fosse,” 2004 Academy Awards, 1997 Tony Awards

Carlos Valdes

CCCEPA, University of Michigan

Broadway: ONCE (Andrej)

National Tour:  JERSEY BOYS

Film/TV: “The Flash” (Cisco Ramon)

Colt Prattes

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway: WEST SIDE STORY (Diesel), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Mr. Matthews)

National Tour:  HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, A CHORUS LINE (Al)

Film/TV: “Dirty Dancing” – ABC (Johnny Castle), “This Close” – AMC Network’s Sundance Now (Ryan)

2014 MTV Video Music Awards

P!NK Truth About Love World Tour

Michaela Waters

CCCEPA, Carnegie Mellon University

Film/TV:  “The Good Wife,” “Smash,” “The Blacklist,” “Limbos,” “Person of Interest,” “Someone Else”

Joshua Blake Carter

CCCEPA, University of Arizona

Choreographer/Dancer, Giordano Jazz Dance Company, Chicago

 

Chauncey Jenkins

CCCEPA, Wright State University

Broadway: THE COLOR PURPLE (Bobby)

National Tour: DREAMGIRLS (Wayne), MAMMA MIA (Eddie), THE COLOR PURPLE (Older Adam)

Film/TV:  “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Vampire Diaries,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Vegas,” “Newsroom,” “The Choir,” “America’s Most Wanted,” “Vengeance,” “Nothingman,” “The Scam,” “Secret Agenda”

Natalie Barrow

CCCEPA, Kennesaw State University

City Springs Theatre, Managing Director

 

Damian Chambers

CCCEPA, University of Oklahoma

Broadway:  ALADDIN, CANDIDE (New York City Opera)

Royal Caribbean Cruises, 2011-2015

Ryan Breslin

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway:  NEWSIES (Race), THE BOOK OF MORMON, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Mike Teavee U/S)

Autumn Guzzardi

CCCEPA, University of the Arts

Broadway:  9 TO 5 (Doralee Rhodes U/S), RETURN TO MARGARITAVILLE

National Tour/Regional: ROMY & MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, Transiberian Orchestra US and World Tours, 9 TO 5 1st national tour (Doralee), WE WILL ROCK YOU, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, RETURN TO MARGARITAVILLE

Off-Broadway:  TRIP OF LOVE

Film/TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Nashville,” “Fly Away”, “Live With Kelly and Michael,” ‘Jimmy Fallon,” 63rd Tony Awards

Hope Endrenyi

CCCEPA, Southern Methodist University

National Tour: HAMILTON

Will Burton

CCCEPA, University of Michigan

Broadway:  AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Adam Hochberg U/S), HOLIDAY INN (Jim Hardy U/S, Ted Hanover U/S), HELLY, DOLLY! (Ambrose Kemper)

Jennifer Geller

CCCEPA, University of the Arts

National Tour: BRING IT ON (Nautica), HAMILTON

Off-Broadway:  GIGANTIC (Aspen)

Joseph Lattanzi

CCCEPA, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Lyric Opera of Chicago: FELLOW TRAVELERS (Hawkins Fuller) – 2018

Virginia Opera: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (Sonora) – November 2017; Britten’s A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Demetrius) – 2018

Cincinnati Opera: FELLOW TRAVELERS (Hawkins Fuller) – World Premiere; MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Yamadori)

Arizona Opera:  Rosinni’s LA CENERENTOLA (Dandini); Janacek’s KATYA KABANOVA (Kuligin)

Atlanta Opera:  MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Yamadori)

Seattle Opera:  THE CONSUL (Assan); CARMEN (Moralès)

Sullivan Foundation Award – 2016

Krys Marshall

CCCEPA, University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Film/TV:  “Criminal Minds,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Sportlets,” “All My Children,” “The Drama Department,” “Dads,” “Gone: A Wayward Pines Story,” “NCIS,” “One Day At A Time,” “This Is Us,” “Supergirl” (Julia Freeman)

Jevares Myrick

CCCEPA, Wright State University

Broadway:  THE BOOK OF MORMON (General)

National Tour: THE BOOK OF MORMON

iLLA: A HIP HOP MUSICAL (Co-creator/composer)

Suzi Bass Award Winner

KJ Hippensteel

CCCEPA, Wright State University

West End:  THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price)

Broadway:  THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price standby)

National Tour: THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price), WICKED (Fiyero U/S), 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL (Dwayne), THE WEDDING SINGER (Glen Guglia)

Film/TV:  “Guiding Light,” “Snuggle Buddies,” “Sitting On Babies”

Abbey O'Brien

CCCEPA, University of the Arts

Broadway: SPAMALOT, PAL JOEY, WAITRESS (Associate Choreographer)

Film/TV: “Hilda,” “Double Portrait,” “Smash”

Gary Jeter, II

CCCEPA, University of the Arts

Dancer/Choreographer

Philadanco (Dancer) 2003-2007

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Dancer) 2007-2014; (Artist-in-Residence, currently)

BalletX (Dancer) 2014-present

Jody Reynard

CCCEPA, Kennesaw State University

Broadway:  FOSSE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Ike), TABOO, LEGALLY BLONDE, SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL

Regional/National Tour:  MAME, MEMPHIS (Gator U/S), ROMAN HOLIDAY, THE COLE PORTER MUSICAL

Justin Patterson

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway: ALL SHOOK UP (Chad, Sherriff Earl U/S), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (The Monster U/S), 9 TO 5 (Joe, Dwayne, Dick, Tinsworth U/S), MEMPHIS (Buck Wiley, Martin Holton, Huey U/S), A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, ANNIE (FDR; Oliver Warbucks U/S), TUCK EVERLASTING (Angus Tuck U/S)

Off-Broadway:  THE KID (Josh)

Regional/National Tour:  SPAMALOT

Cody Williams

CCCEPA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Broadway: MEMPHIS, CINDERELLA (Prince Topher, Jean-Michel U/S), ON THE TOWN (Andy; Chip, Ozzie U/S), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Off-Broadway:  SWEET CHARITY

Regional/National Tour: OKLAHOMA (Will Parker), GUYS AND DOLLS, SINGING IN THE RAIN (Cosmo), YANK (Cohen)

Chita Rivera Award Nominee 2017

Helen Hayes Award Nominee 2011

Cary Tedder

CCCEPA, University of Michigan

Broadway:  THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, MEMPHIS: A NEW MUSICAL, BIG FISH (Will Bloom U/S, Zacky Price U/S), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, DAMES AT SEA (Dick), A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL

National Tour:  WEST SIDE STORY (Snowboy)

Jessica Drayton

CCCEPA, Wright State University

Dallas Opera – Assistant Lighting Director

Cincinnati Opera

 

Marquis Wood

CCCEPA, Carnegie Mellon University

Film/TV: “Opening Night,” “Gorenos,” “4th Man Out”

Kody Lupori

CCCEPA, Wright State University

Norwegian Cruise Lines – Technical Production Manager

Gregory Hanthorn

CCCEPA, Berry College

Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern – Assistant Technical Director, Lighting Designer

 

King David Jones

 

CCCEPA, Wright State University

National Tour:  HAMILTON, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Graduates of CCCEPA have continued their performing arts training at the following colleges, universities, and conservatories: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Auburn University, Ball State University, Belmont University, Birmingham-Southern College, Brenau University, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Butler University, California Institute of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Columbus State University, Converse College, DePaul University, Elon University, Emerson College, Emory University, Florida State University, George Washington University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Ithaca College, The Juilliard School, Kennesaw State University, Louisiana State University, Manhattan School of Music, Mercer University, New England Conservatory of Music, New York University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Northwestern University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oklahoma City University, Pennsylvania State University, Point Park University, Rider University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Samford University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Shorter University, Southern Methodist University, State University of New York – Binghamton, State University of New York – Purchase, State University of West Georgia, Stetson University, Syracuse University, Texas State University, University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of the Arts, University of California – Irvine, University of California—San Diego, University of Central Florida, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota , University of Oklahoma, University of South Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Virginia, Valdosta State University, Webster University Conservatory, Wellesley College, Western Michigan University, Westminster Choir College, and Wright State University.