DEATH OF A SALESMAN AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Brigitte Lacombe

A STAR IS BORN ©Warner Bros. Pictures 

Kevin Bacon as Jackie Rohr in CITY ON A HILL ©Showtime

LIFE IN PIECES: Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, and Colin Hanks, Photo: Darren Michaels/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

THE AFFAIR ©Showtime.

Christiani Pitts as Ann Darrow, Eric William Morris ('06) as Carl Denham and the cast of KING KONG | © Matthew Murphy

Ephie Aardema as Dawn in the National Tour of WAITRESS | Photo Credit: Daniel Lippitt

Notable Alumni

Many of theatre and film’s greatest actors received their education at
Circle in the Square.

Do you recognize these household names who put together their careers with The Actor's Toolbox?

Thomas Sadoski

Thomas Sadoski

Class of 1998

- Thomas Sadoski

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Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney

Class of 1987

Class of 1987

- Maura Tierney

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Class of 1989

“Two things I learned while at Circle: that theater matters and that acting is an art form as great as any other.”

- Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

Summer 2002

- Lady Gaga

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Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Class of 1978

- Kevin Bacon

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Circle Alumni are constantly working, and it’s not unusual see some of our more recent graduates On and Off-Broadway, with guest spots on television, or winning accolades from film festivals.


 

Here is a selection of recent grads who used their Toolbox and got their names in LIGHTS!

Eric William Morris

Eric William Morris

Class of 2006

It always felt like there was a “right” way to do something and if I got close to it then it was okay. But I feel like this place helps you be authentic and find your own way into material…You get a lot of different ideas, a lot of different classes, but at the end of the day whatever works for you is what they encourage you to use.”

- Eric William Morris

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Ephie Aardema

Ephie Aardema

- Ephie Aardema

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Christian Dante White

Christian Dante White

Class of 2006

“Circle influenced my ability to audition by giving me the much needed tools to be a versatile actor. I felt prepared to serve different styles of characters because Circle sharpened my imagination and abilities.”

- Christian Dante White

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Trisha Jeffrey

Trisha Jeffrey

Class of 2002

“While studying at Circle, I learned that I could be ANY kind of actor that I want to be. “

- Trisha Jeffrey

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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Class of 2016

- Matthew Griffin

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Here are even more alumni who have come through our doors. Read a little about what they've been up to since.



NOTABLE ALUMNI & COMPANIES

Ephie Aardema
Julie Alter
Mili Avital
Kevin Bacon: IMDB
Robert Bagnell
Rus Blackwell
Justin Boccitto
John Bolger
Lani Brockman & Studio-East
Richard Brooks
Woody Brown
Ralph Bruneau
Greg Bryk
Kevin Cahoon: Playbill & IMDB
Rachel (Levin) Chagall
Celeste Clark
Sarah Clarke
Ed Clements
Shae D’Lyn
Viola Davis
Benicio del Toro
Anne DeSalvo
Joe Dietl
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Emery
Morgan Englund
Mark Espinoza
Linda Fiorentino
Patrick Fischler
Amy Gaipa
Richard Ganoung
Barbara Garrick
Stefani Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga
Gina Gershon
Ghost River Theatre
Larry Gleason
Amanda Green
Helen Greenberg
Matthew Griffin
Alice Haining
Hamptons Shakespeare Festival
Page Hannah
Cecil Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Patty Holley
Trula Hoosier
Winnie Holzman
Rick Hurst
Trisha Jeffrey: Playbill
Kristen Johnston
Denis Jones
Larry Joshua
Justin Kirk
Michael E. Knight
David Lansbury
Jonathan LaPaglia
Jill Larson
Rick Lawless
Matthew Lillard
Jessica Lundy
Alec Mapa
Luba Mason
Jodie Markell
Andrew McCarthy
John C. McGinley
Kevin McGuire
Idina Menzel
Eric William Morris: IMDB & Playbill
Kate O’Toole
Adam Oliensis
Ken Olin
Nicole Ari Parker
Steven Peterman
Robert Picardo: IMDB
Jeremy Radick
David Rhee
Michael Rispoli
Jonathan Judge-Russo & Animus Theatre Company
Thomas Sadoski: IMDB & Playbill
Dahlia Salem
Ken Schatz
Jana Schneider
Jeremy Shamos: IMDB & Playbill
Molly Shannon
Rondell Sheridan
Constance Shulman
Zachary Spicer & Pigasus Pictures
Tony Spiridakas
Peter Stebbings
Amy Stiller
D.B. Sweeney
Maura Tierney: IMDB
Nancy Travis
Unbound Theatre Company
Arnetia Walker
Michael Wartella
Kevin Weisman
Kate Wetherhead
Welker White
John Whitesell
Willow Cabin Theatre Company
Nicholas Wyman
Marco Zunino


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