Alumni

CHRISTIAN DANTE WHITE
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
TRISHA JEFFREY
Broadway: My Fair Lady, Hello, Dolly!; Shuffle Along…; The Book of Mormon; The Scottsboro Boys (also London). National Tour: The Book of Mormon, Motown, Hairspray. Other theater includes On the Town (with the Boston Pops); Cotton Club Parade, Lost in the Stars, The Wiz (Encores!); The Scottsboro Boys (Ahmanson Theatre; The Vineyard); Jersey Boys; and Hairspray (The MUNY). TV/Film: “A. Mann’s World,” (NBC), Bearcity. Education: Interlochen Arts Academy; Circle in the Square Theatre School.
In 2005, Hoffman won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote. He would earn three more Oscar nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Doubt (2008), and The Master (2012). His performances in three Broadway plays – True West (2000), Long Day’s Journey into Night (2003), and Death of a Salesman (2012) – all led to Tony Award nominations. His last film was HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2.
Broadway credits include Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as appearing as Deloris Van Cartier on the 1st National Tour of Sister Act: The Musical, and on tour with Motown The Musical as Mary Wilson.  With a Jeff Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, Trisha is the proud recipient of a Black Theatre Alliance Award, a Black Excellence Award and a Broadway World Chicago Award for her portrayal of Celie in the 2013 Mercury Theater Chicago production of The Color Purple.
MICHAEL WARTELLA
LADY GAGA
PAOLA V. HERNÁNDEZ
Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mike TV), Wicked (Boq), Tuck Everlasting (Hugo). Off-Broadway: Rent, The Kid(New Group). Regional: Chasing Rainbows (Papermill), Midsummer,  A Prayer for Owen Meany (DCTC), Oliver Twist (co-production with A.R.T., Berkeley Rep and TFANA). Film/TV: Blood Night, “The Mysteries of Laura.” Loving Leah.
Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Film/TV Credits include: A Star is Born, American Horror Story Hotel, Machete Kills, and will appear in House of Gucci later this year.
Paola graduated Circle in the Square and hit the road on the 20th Anniversary tour of Rent as a swing and understudy. Regional Credits include: In The Heights (Carla, U/S Nina), Man of La Mancha (Antonia), Hair, and Godspell. 
ERIC WILLIAM MORRIS
KATE WEATHERHEAD
EPHIE AARDEMA
Broadway: Carl Denham in King Kong, Coram Boy, Mamma Mia! Eric frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in Be More Chill (original cast recording), Things to Ruin (OCR) and Bloodsong of Love. TV/film includes “Mind Hunter,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Quantico,” “Blue Bloods,” and the feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon. Regional/Off-Broadway includes Songbird, The Ballad of Little Jo (OCR).
Actress and author Kate Weatherhead made her Broadway debut in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and  has been seen as Kate and Chutney in original company of Legally Blonde. In 2009 Kate starred as Deb in Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon for the Roundabout Theatre Company.  In March 2021 it was announced that Wetherhead, with Paul Rudnick, will co-write a musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, which is expected to premiere in 2022. 
Ephie was seen on Broadway she appeared in The Bridges of Madison County, and recently completed the Broadway National Tour of Waitress playing Dawn. Other National Tours include The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. She has origniated the roles of Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View, Megan in Two Dollar Bill and Cindy in A Sign of the Times among others. Regionally she has appeared on such lauded stages as The Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, PCLO, and many others. 

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