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, Reid Scott, Vera Farmiga, Frank Langella, Julia Murney, Will Pullen, Hannah Corneau, Matt Britten, and Arielle Tepper to name a few. 

While 2020/2021 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 past 18 months, including: 

Shanel Bailey – The Book of Mormon, Broadway

Ross Baum –  Composer, Gun & Powder

Matt Britten – Owner, Founder, Editor of the Broadway Briefing

Stephen Carrasco – Diana, Broadway

Lila Coogan – Anya in Anastasia, National Tour

Hannah Corneau – Elphaba in Wicked, Broadway

Van Dean – Producer, Jagged Little Pill

Chris Dwan – Little Shop of Horrors, Off Broadway

Gaelen Gilliland – Mrs. Heron/Ms. Norbury/Mrs. George in Mean Girls, National Tour

Derek Goh – I Know This Much Is True on HBO

Marie Eife – Elphaba cover in Wicked, National Tour

Ben Holtzman – Producer, Gun & Powder

Tyler Jimenez – Pabbie in Frozen, National Tour

Mary Claire King – Chicago, Broadway

Sammy Lopez – Producer, A Christmas Carol, Gun & Powder

Cheech Manohar – Kevin Gnapoor in Mean Girls, Broadway

Mary Kate Morrisey – Janis Ian in Mean Girls, National Tour

Jessie Mueller – Ms. Johnson in The Minutes, Broadway

Patti Murin – Anna in Frozen, Broadway

Justin Nichols – Producer, Anne of Green Gables

Matte O’Brien – Author, Anne of Green Gables

Will Pullen – Nobody, Dickinson on Apple TV+

Eddie Ramos – Endless on Hulu

Michael Rego – The Araca Group, Producer, Diana

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

Jonalyn Saxer – Karen in Mean Girls, National Tour

Sharone Sayegh – Bonnie in Come From Away, National Tour

Aaron Sorkin – Writer & Director of The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Golden Globe Award)

Brendon Stimson – Associate Choreographer, The Prom on Netflix

Arielle Tepper – Producer, Dear Evan Hansen

Hank Unger – The Araca Group, Producer, Diana


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
Directed by Katherine McGerr
Song Preparation by David Lowenstein
Accompaniment by Jacob Stebly
Stage Management by Alana Eden Barker
Videography by Daylight Blue Media
Photography by Brenna Merritt
Styling by Greg Dassonville of DassonVogue
Website by Joe Tannenbaum
Produced by Ben Holtzman & Sammy Lopez
Special Thanks to the Syracuse Stage Production Department

Read the 2021 SU Drama Alumni News

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