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University of Cincinnati alumni on Broadway

Alumni from the UC College-Conservatory of Music can generally be found in any show on Broadway and in most of the touring companies at any time. Below are alumni who are currently or who have recently been in a Broadway show. Below that are alumni who have worked on older, but memorable, Broadway shows. Use the categories to jump around.

Not listed are Off-Broadway shows and national tours, simply due to lack of space. You can look up any Broadway performer at ibdb.com.

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Actors currently or recently on stage


Matt Bogart in ''Miss Saigon''

Matt Bogart in ''Miss Saigon''

 Matt Bogart, CCM '94

Actor. On '04, he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for his role as Lancelot in a regional performance of "Camelot."

  • "Jersey Boys" ('08-present, in starring role as Nick Massi)
  • "Aida" (’00-02-as Radames)
  • "The Civil War" ('99)
  • "Smokey Joe's Cafe" (1995-2000)
  • "Miss Saigon" (as Chris, 1998-2001)


Garett Hawe, CCM '09


  • “Matilda the Musical” (’13-present)
  • "Newsies: The Musical" ('12-13 as Albert, appearing with Ryan Breslin, CCM '11) In 2012, the chorus, of which he was a part, won the  Sixth Annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus.
  • "Mary Poppins" ('11-12 as the statue Neleus, which comes alive)


Alton Fitzgerald White, CCM '86


  • "Lion King" ('10-present, again assuming the role of Mufasa)
  • "The Color Purple" ('05-08, as Mister)
  • "Ragtime, The Musical" ('98-00, as Coalhouse Walker Jr.; score for the play composed by Stephen Flaherty, CCM '82)
  • "Lion King" ('95-97, as Mufasa)
  • "The Who's Tommy" ('93-95)
  • "Miss Saigon" ('91-92, playing John)
  • "Smokey Joe's Café" (Broadway and original London company)


Tory Ross, CCM '02


  • "Kinky Boots" ('13-present, playing Pat, show opened April '13 and quickly grabbed 13 Tony Award nominations for a musical —  best musical, book, score, two nominations for leading actor, leading actress, direction, choreography, orchestrations, scenic design, costume design, lighting design, sound design)
  • "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton's musical comedy, '09)
  • "Cry-Baby" ('08, playing Mona)


Brian Sears

Brian Sears, CCM '05

Actor. Performed on 2010 "Good Morning America." 

  • "The Book of Mormon" ('11-present, from the creators of South Park) He is in the show with Justin Bohon, CCM '00. Both appear on the original Broadway cast recording which became Billboard's highest-charting Broadway cast album in more than four decades, at No. 3.
  • "Lend Me a Tenor" revival ('10)
  • "Finian's Rainbow" revival ('09-10)
  • "Grease" revival ('08-09, appearing with Kirsten Wyatt, CCM '97)

Max Quinlan, CCM ’08


  • “Les Misérables” revival (’14-present, serving as swing, dance captain, fight captain and Enjolras’understudy; had starred as Marius on tour)

LINK: See video of hiim staring in "Jesus Christ Superstar," singing the Gethsemane song.


Tiffany Haas as Glinda

Tiffany Haas, CCM '05

Actress. Soprano. Named Miss Ohio 2003. In the fall '11, she went on the second national tour, starring as Glinda.

  • "Wicked" ('09-present, as Glinda)


Daniel Torres headshot

Daniel Torres, CCM '01


  • “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” (2014-present, featuring two other CCM alumni on stage — Alysha Deslorieux (CCM ’12), Sara Sheperd (CCM ’08) and Melvin Tunstall (CCM ’98) — plus choreographedr Josh Prince (CCM '16)
  • "Evita" ('12-13)
  • "The Pirate Queen" ('07)
  • "The Woman in White" ('05-06)

Head shot of Sara Sheperd and her curly dark hair

Sara Sheperd, CCM ’08


  • “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” (’14-present, play was nominated for a seven 2014 Tony Awards and won two, featuring three other alumni on stage — Alysha Deslorieux (CCM ’12), Daniel Torres (CCM ’01) and Melvin Tunstall (CCM ’98) — and choreographed by Josh Prince, CCM ’96)

Betsy Werbel

Betsy Werbel, CCM '96


  • "Wicked" ('11-present, after appearing in the natonal tour)
  • "Les Misérables"


Jennifer Bowles

Jennifer Bowles, CCM '04

Actress, dancer.

  • "Matiilda the Musical" ('13-present)
  • "American Idiot" ('11-12)


Alysha Deslorieux in a tank top with cxurly dark hair.

Alysha Deslorieux (CCM ’12)

Actress. See her photo as a student in CCM’s “Rent.”

  • “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” (’14-present, play was nominated for a seven 2014 Tony Awards and won two, featuring three other alumni on stage — Sara Sheperd (CCM ’08), Daniel Torres (CCM ’01) and Melvin Tunstall (CCM ’98) — and choreographed by Josh Prince, CCM ’96)
  • “Sister Act” (’12)

Head shot of Melvin Tunstall

Melvin Tunstall, CCM ’98


  • “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” (’14-present, play was nominated for a seven 2014 Tony Awards and won two, featuring three other alumni on stage — Sara Sheperd (CCM ’08), Alysha Deslorieux (CCM ’12) and Daniel Torres (CCM ’01) — and choreographed by Josh Prince, CCM ’96)

Kaitlyn Davidson

Kaitlyn Davidson, CCM '09


  • “Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella” (’13-present)
  • "Nice Work If You Can Get It" ('12-13, Gershwin musical comedy starring Matthew Broderick)

LINK: Visit her website.

head shot of Pamela Bob

Pamela Bob, CCM ’99

Actress. Read story about her on Broadway World.com or one from NorthJersey.com.

  • “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder” (’13-present, play was the 2014 Tony-winner for Best Musical)

Christy Altomare (CCM '08)

Kirstten Wyatt's headshot with lovely red hair.

Kirsten Wyatt, CCM '97

Actress. Also performed on 2010 "Good Morning America."

  • "Annie" revival (’13-14, as Lily St. Regis, playing with Faith Prince, ’79; Justin Patterson, ’99; Danette Holden, ’96; and Derric Nolte, ’11.
  • “A Christmas Story: The Musical” ('12)
  • "Elf" (’10-11)
  • "Shrek the Musical," ('09-10)
  • "Grease" revival ('07-09, as Frenchy)
  • "High Fidelity" ('06, produced by Kevin McCollum, CCM ’84)
  • "Urinetown" ('02-04)
  • "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" revival ('99)


Headshot of Justin Patterson

Justin Patterson, CCM ’99


  • “Annie” revival (’13-14, playing F.D.R., in the show along with with Faith Prince, ’79; Kirsten Wyatt, ’97; Danette Holden, ’96; and Derric Nolte, ’11)
  • “Memphis” (’11-12)
  • “A Little Night Music” (’10)
  • “9 to 5” (’09)
  • “Young Frankenstein” (’07-09)
  • “All Shook Up” (’05)

LINK: See UC Magazine story about all CCM alumni in the show "Annie."

Headshot of Danette Holden

Danette Holden, CCM 96


  • "Annie" ('’13-14, where she is working with these CCM alumni: Faith Prince, ’79; Kirsten Wyatt, ’97; Justin Patterson, ’99; and Derric Nolte, ’11)
  • "Shrek the Musical" (’08-09, playing the roles of the Bluebird, the Fairy Godmother and the Magic Mirror assistant)
  • "Jackie Mason's Laughing Room" (’03, dance captain)

LINK: See story about all CCM alumni in the show "Annie."

Eric Santagata head shot

Eric Santagata, CCM '04

Actor, assistant director and choreographer.

  • “Bullets Over Broadway” (’14, written by Woody Allen)
  • "Chaplin" ('12)
  • "The Scottsboro Boys" ('10, assisant director and choreographer)
  • "The Apple Tree" (06-07 revival, performer)

Joshua Kobak, CCM '95


  • "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" ('11-14, playing Meeks)
  • "American Idiot " ('10-11)
  • "Tarzan" ('06-07, understudy for Tarzan)
  • "Rent" ('96, understudy for Mark Cohen and Roger Davis)

Head shot of Preston Boyd and his curly blond hair

Preston Boyd, CCM ‘2008


  • “Bullets Over Broadway” (’14, written by Woody Allen)
  • “Big Fish” (’13, based on the novel and screenplay)

Damian Baldet, CCM ’95

Actor and author of screenplays and screen shorts. (Read his remarks on Wilson Auditorium as it was being demolished.)

  • “Machinal” (’14)
  • “Lion King” (’10, playing meerkat Timon; also toured for two years appearing in Las Vegas, Taiwan and London's West End)


Eric Sciotto

Eric Sciotto, CCM '97

Actor, dance captain.

  • "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" revival ('12-13)
  • "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" ('11, performer, dance captain)
  • "Rock of Ages" (’09-10)
  • "Pal Joey" ('08-09)
  • "Cry-Baby" ('08, original cast)
  • "A Chorus Line" revival ('06-08)
  • "Sweet Charity" revival ('05)
  • "Sweet Smell of Success" ('02, original cast)
  • "42nd Street" revival ('01-02)
  • "Aida" ('00-01, original cast)
  • "Annie Get Your Gun" (1999-2000)

LINK: Watch a video of Sciotto singing.

Headshot of Betsy Wolfe

Betsy Wolfe, CCM '04


  • “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” (’12-13, revival)
  • “Bullets Over Broadway” (’14, written by Woody Allen)
  • "Everyday Rapture" ('10-11)
  • "110 in the Shade" revival ('07)

LINK: Read her story in StagedoorDish.com.

Matt Loehr

Matt Loehr, att. CCM '97


  • "Evita" revival ('12-13)
  • "Elf" ('10-11)
  • “Promises, Promises” revival (’10)
  • “Mary Poppins” (original ’06 cast)
  • “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (’05)
  • “Movin' Out” (’02)
  • “The Producers” (original ’01 production)

Sarrah Strimel, CCM '03


  • "Big Fish" ('13)
  • "Catch Me If You Can" ('11)
  • “Young Frankenstein” (original production, ’07-09)
  • “The Producers” (original production, ’01-05)

LINK: Read more about Sarrah.

Kearran Giovanni resting next to a tree

Kearran Giovanni, CCM '03


  • "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" ('11-12)
  • "Catch Me If You Can" ('11 musical)
  • "Finian's Rainbow" ('09-10)
  • "Guys and Dolls" ('09 revival, received a nomination for the Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer in a Broadway Musical)
  • "Tarzan" ('06-07 musical)
  • "Sweet Charity" ('05 revival)
  • "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" ('05)


Tyler Maynard

Tyler Maynard, CCM '01

Actor. Received the '05 Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award nominee as featured actor in an Off-Broadway musical for "Altar Boyz," in which he played Mark.

The New York Times wrote about his "Altar Boyz" role: "Maynard steals every scene with his way-too-enthusiastic choreography, his sassy showgirl moves and his coy swooning. The actor's mock-innocent facial expressions and sly comic timing are a constant delight. ... It's Mr. Maynard who stops the show. He's the most fully shaped character, and (his) daffy performance is the sharpest of the night."


Photos/courtesy of BroadwayWorld.com

Nikki Renee Daniels

Nikki Renee Daniels, CCM '01

Actress. Soloist at Carnegie Hall and with the San Francisco Symphony, Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops and Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

  • "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" ('12 revival, playing Clara)
  • "Anything Goes Revival" ('11 revival)
  • "Promises, Promises" ('10-11 revival)
  • "Les Miserables" revival (’06-07)
  • "Lestat" (’06)
  • "Children and Art" (’05)
  • "The Look of Love" (’03)
  • "Nine" revival (’03)
  • "Aida" ('00, original production)


Sara Gettelfinger, CCM ’99


  • "A Free Man of Color" ('10-11)
  • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (’05-06, as Jolene, the starring role she originated, and playing opposite John Lithgow)
  • “Nine” revival (’03, w/Antonio Banderas)
  • “The Boys from Syracuse” revival (’02)
  • “Anything Goes” revival (’02)
  • “Seussical” (’00-01, as a Bird Girl)


Headshot of Michael.

Michael Schwitter, CCM’12


  • "Pippin" (’14, playing Lewis in Tony Award-winning revival)

LINK: Watch video of Schwitter singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen” at at Broadway Sessions in April 2014.

Brandon Bieber

Brandon Bieber, CCM '07


  • "Follies" ('11-12 revival)
  • "Anything Goes" ('11-12)
  • "Mary Poppins" ('07-11)

Matt Risch

Matt Risch, CCM '04


  • "Other  Desert Cities" ('11-12, w/Stockard Channing)
  • "Pal Joey" revival ('08-09, starring in title role, w/Stockard Channing)
  • "Legally Blonde" ('07-08, as Carlos)
  • "Chicago"


Bill Nolte

Bill Nolte, CCM '76

Actor and Tommy Award-winning textile designer.

  • "La Cage aux Folles" (revival, '10-11, playing Tabarro)
  • "The Producers" ('01 as Franz Liebkind, '05-07 as Max Bialystock)
  • "Amour" ('02)
  • "Jane Eyre" ('00-01, won the '00 Gypsy Robe for playing Richard Mason)
  • "1776" ('97-98 revival, playing Col. Thomas McKean)
  • "King David" ('97, starring as Goliath)
  • "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" ('93-94, won the '93 Gypsy Robe for playing Issachar)
  • "The Secret Garden" ('91-93)
  • "Me and My Girl" ('88-89, playing Lord Battersby)
  • "Cats" ('85-86, playing Old Deuteronomy)

Natalie Bradshaw

Natalie Bradshaw, CCM '07


Halle Morse in the kitchen getting coffee

Halle Morse, CCM '09

LINK: See Playbill story and photo gallery.



Sarah Jane Everman

Sarah Jane Everman, CCM '03

Actress. Previously the 1999 America's Junior Miss (wearing green in the photo).

  • "Promises, Promises" revival ('10-11)
  • "Shrek: The Musical" ('08-10)
  • "Apple Tree" ('07)

LINK: Read about her Junior Miss experience.

Leigh Ann Larkin, CCM '02


  • "A Little Night Music" ('09-11 revival, starring Larkin as Petra)
  • "Gypsy" ('08-09 revival, starring Larkin as June)

Ashley Kate Adams

Ashley Kate Adams, CCM '09


  • "La Cage aux Folles" ('10-11, as Colette)

Katie Klaus, CCM '06


  • "Bonnie and Clyde" ('11-present)
  • "A Catered Affair" ('08)
  • "Inherit the Wind" (with Brian Dennehy, '07)

Alex Aguilar, CCM '10


  • "Lysistrata Jones" (’11-12, playing Uardo)

Kyle Brown, CCM '08


  • "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" ('11)

Liz Pearce

Liz Pearce, CCM '00


  • "Billy Elliot: The Musical" ('08-11)

LINK: Visit her website.

Lauren Kennedy as the Lady of the Lake

Kennedy as Lady of the Lake in ''Spamlot.'' ©Joan Marcus '06

Lauren Kennedy, CCM '93


  • "Monty Python's Spamalot" ('05-09, as the Lady in the Lake)
  • "Side Show" ('97-98, as Daisy Hilton)
  • "Sunset Boulevard" ('94-97, w/Glenn Close)
  • "Les Miserables" ('90s, as Fantine)

LINK: Visit her website.

 "Monty Python's Spamalot" ('05-07, as the Lady in the Lake)
• "Side Show" ('97-98, as Daisy Hilton)
• "Sunset Boulevard" ('94-97, w/Glenn Close)
•"Les Miserables" ('90s, as Fantine)

-- actress Lauren Kennedy, CCM '93

Josh Breckenridge, CCM '07

Actor and dance captain.

  • "The Scottsboro Boys" ('10, dance captain and playing Olen Montgomery)
  • "The Ritz" ('07)

Jason Patrick Sands, CCM '02


  • "Chicago" (revival, '10-11, playing the doctor)
  • "Legally Blonde" ('07)
  • "A Chorus Line" (revival, '07-08)
  • "The Producers" ('01-'06)

Andrew Chappelle, CCM '09


Meggie Cansler, CCM '06


  • "Finian's Rainbow" ('09-10 revival, playing Meg)
  • "The Apple Tree" ('06-07 revival)
  • "Wicked"

Sharon Wheatley in Avenue Q

Sharon Wheatley (at right) in ''Avenue Q.''

Sharon Wheatley, CCM att. '90

Actress, assistant stage manager, dance captain. Author of 2008's "'Til the Fat Girl Sings: From an Overweight Nobody to a Broadway Somebody."

  • "Avenue Q" (assistant stage manager, dance captain, understudy, '07-09)
  • "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" ('06, performer)
  • "The Phantom of the Opera" (performer)
  • "Les Misérables" (performer)
  • "Cats" (performer)

LINK: Visit her website.

Aaron Serotsky

Aaron Serotsky, CCM ’97

Actor. Received CCM's 2008 Julia Winter Cohen Career Excellence Award.

  • “August: Osage County” (’08-09)

LINK: See his TV credits.

Ben Magnuson, CCM '05


  • "Guys and Dolls" ('09 revival)
  • "Sweeney Todd" ('05-06 revival, playing Anthony Hope)

Joseph Medeiros Jr., CCM '06


  • "Guys and Dolls" revival ('09)
  • "Grease" ('08)
  • "Big" ('96, Broadway debut at age 11)

Halle Morse headshot

Halle Morse, CCM '09


Pearce Wegener, CCM ’07


  • "Gypsy” ('08-09, w/Patti LuPone)

Samuel Stricklen, CCM '03


  • "Superior Donuts" (fall '09)

LINK: See his TV credits.

Shoshana Bean

Shoshana Bean as Elphaba in "Wicked"

Shoshana Bean, CCM '99

Actress. She also sang backup for Michael Jackson and friends at his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden.

  • "The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken" benefit concert ('08)
  • "Wicked" ('05-06, starring as Elphaba the witch -- first nabbed the role as an understudy who quickly threw on makeup and a costume to take over for an injured actress who fell through a trapdoor)
  • "Hair" benefit concert ('04, starring role)
  • "Hairspray" ('02-04, originated the role of Shelley)
  • "Dreamgirls" benefit concert ('01)


Vicki Lewis headshot

Vicki Lewis, att. CCM '80


  • "Chicago" ('96, playing Velma Kelly)
  • "Damn Yankees" ('94-95 revival, playing Gloria Thorpe)
  • "Wind in the Willows" ('85, playing the Mole)
  • "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" ('82, playing Virginia Lear)


Scott Bridges, CCM ’96


  • "Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up" (’99, w/Cathy Rigby; Bridges plays Slightly, one of the Lost Boys)


Jessica Hendy performs in ''Aida.''

Jessica Hendy in orange top performs in ''Aida.''

Jessica Hendy, CCM ’93


  • “Amour” (’02, original cast)
  • “Aida” (’00, original cast)
  • “Cats” (’82, original cast)

LINK — Watch her sing in a video with fellow alumni Matt Bogart and Shannon Stoeke.

Angela Gaylor, CCM ’02


  • “La Cage aux Folles” revival (’04-05, starring as Anne, with Robert Goulet)

Diana Rogers, CCM ’92


  • “Les Miserables” (as Madame Thénardier, closed in '03)

Kristy Cates, CCM ’99


  • “Wicked” ('03, original cast)

Bowers-Parker's first Playbill listing on Broadway

Teresa Bowers-Parker, att. CCM

Actress, soloist, teach private voice, composer, director of Baruch College Chorus, New York, and Gospel vocal soloist who performed with the Cincinnati Ballet in 2001 for a gospel ballet.

  • "The Tempest" ('95, vocal coach)
  • "Ain't Misbehavin'" ('78-82, co-star)


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-- page compiled by Deborah Rieselman / updated 10-14