Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts


The department is proud to have trained an impressive array of actors, writers, producers, designers, stage managers, casting directors, agents, managers and countless other professionals in the entertainment industry. The list includes such notable alumni figures as Vanessa Williams, Jessie Mueller, Aaron Sorkin, Taye Diggs, Patti Murin, Reid Scott, Vera Farmiga, Frank Langella, Will Pullen, Hannah Corneau, Matt Britten and Arielle Tepper to name a few.

While 2022/2023 has presented significant challenges to our industry, we offer special congratulations to those Syracuse University Alumni who have participated in and collaborated on significant projects over the last season, including: 

Banji Aborisade – Assistant Director of Beetlejuice, Broadway; Assistant Director, Oliver!, Encores

Stephen James Anthony – Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Broadway

Shanel Bailey – Hazel on Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Paramount+

Lauren Blackman – The Music Man, Broadway

Delphi Borich – Into The Woods & Camelot, Broadway

Tristen Buettel – Bad Cinderella, Broadway

Stephen Carrasco – Hamilton, National Tour

Anju Cloud – Pretty Woman, National Tour

Taye Diggs – All American, The CW

Marie Eife – Elphaba cover in Wicked, National Tour

Gaelen Gilliland – Mean Girls, National Tour

Candice Hatakeyama – Funny Girl, Broadway

Ben Holtzman – Producer, The Kite Runner & Just For Us on Broadway

Tyler Jimenez – Pabbie in Frozen, National Tour

Mary Claire King – Chicago, Broadway

Danny Kornfeld – Rabbi in Harmony, Broadway

Sammy Lopez – Producer, The Kite Runner & Just For Us on Broadway

Mary Kate Morrisey – Elphaba Standby in Wicked, Broadway

Julia Murney – Queen Maureen in Between The Lines, Off Broadway

Maximilian Osinski – Zava on Ted Lasso, Apple TV+

Carmen Quiñones – Producer, The Piano Lesson & New York New York on Broadway

Michael Rego – The Araca Group

Brady Richards – Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter & The Cursed Child, Broadway

Gabi Samels – Effie in Downstate, Off Broadway

Jonalyn Saxer – Back To The Future, Broadway

Sharone Sayegh – Come From Away, Broadway and National Tour

Aaron Sorkin – Author, Camelot

Arielle Tepper – Producer, Orlando in London’s West End

Hank Unger – The Araca Group


For more alumni information and updates, follow Orange In The Apple & Beyond, an alumni-run organization devoted to uplifting and connecting Syracuse University drama graduates: @orangeintheapple.

Department Chair: Ralph Zito
Director: Christine Albright-Tufts
Director (Film Scenes): Ricky Pak
Associate Editor (Film Scenes): Logan Becker
Writer (Film Scenes): Teresa Huang
Writer (Select Film Scene): Brandon Richards
Writer (Select Film Scene): Kate Crabtree
Choreographer: Kiira Schmidt-Carper
Performance Coach (Songs): Rufus Bonds
Music Director and Accompanist: Jacob Stebly
Video/Editing: Daylight Blue Media
Audio: Mike Tracey & Jason ONeal
Photography: Matt Rodin
Styling: Greg Dassonville of DassonVogue
Website Design: Joe Tannenbaum
Assistant Producer: Ethan Harpole
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Ellen Kingman
Production Assistant: Alyssa Jaffe
Producers: Ben Holtzman & Sammy Lopez
Special Thanks to the Syracuse Stage Production Department

Read the 2023 SU Drama Alumni News

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