Notable Alumni

Da'Vine Joy Randolph (BA, '09)

received a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut in the new musical, Ghost, based on the Oscar-winning film of the same name. She created the role of Oda Mae Brown for the Broadway production. Da'Vine is also a graduate of the MFA Acting Program at Yale University.

Sean Thompson (BA, '08)

appears in San Francisco?s 42nd Street Moon?s I Married an Angel. He also appeared in a world-premiere musical at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre entitled And the Curtain Rises. He has worked regionally in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

Johnny Ray Gill (BA, '07)

is the star of Rectify on the Sundance Channel. He was also in NBC's Harry?s Law, starring opposite Kathy Bates.

Kunal Nayyar (MFA, '06)

stars as Raj in the megahit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

James Ijames (MFA, '06)

starred in the Philadelphia premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts' Superior Donuts at the Arden Theatre Company, for which he won the 2011 Barrymore Award for Supporting Actor in a Play. James also won the prestigious F. Otto Haas Award For Emerging Philadelphia Theater Artist at the 2011 Barrymore Awards. He continues to work as an actor and director in Philadelphia.

Austin Durant (BA, '05)

starred in Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie at the Tony Award-winning regional theater The Old Globe in San Diego. He made his Broadway debut in NYC production of the Tony Award-winning Best Play 2011, War Horse. Austin received his MFA in Acting from Yale University.

Evan Jonigkeit (BA, '05)

appeared in Broadway?s Really, Really, and made his Broadway debut 2011?s High, opposite legend Kathleen Turner at the Booth Theatre in New York City. For his work, Evan received a prestigious Outer Critics Circle nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.

Michael Rady (BA, '04)

has appeared in Emily Owens, MD; CBS's hit drama The Mentalist where he stars opposite Simon Baker, House of Lies; and the new Melrose Place for the CW. His film credits include J. Edgar and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Lawrence Stallings (MFA, '03)

starred in the smash-hit Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2011, The Book of Mormon, from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q. He previously appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning productions of both Passing Strange and Hair.

Amina Robinson (BA, '99; MFA, '03)

had a major supporting role in the Oscar-winning film Precious. She has also performed on Broadway in the hit musical Mamma Mia! and appeared in the national tour of Little Shop of Horrors.

Dan Kutner (BA ?00)

directed the Off-Broadway hit I Love You Because? and has assistant-directed productions with Broadway legend Harold Prince.

Jason George (MFA, '97)

currently stars on ABC's long-running hit Grey?s Anatomy. He has appeared in principal roles in over thirty television series including ER, House, and Friends, and received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his performance on Sunset Beach.

Jason Kolotouros (MFA, '97)

has an extensive career in television, including appearances in: The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, As the World Turns, Law & Order, Sex and the City, Guiding Light, and Law and Order: SVU. He recently had a major supporting role opposite Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler in the film The Bounty Hunter.

Kevin Del Aguila (MFA, '94)

appeared on Broadway in the five-time Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. He is also well known as the bookwriter of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Altar Boyz (for which he won the 2005 Drama Desk Award for Best Book of a Musical), winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

Josh Tower (BA, '95)

starred in two major Tony Award-winning Broadway productions: as Simba in The Lion King; and in Ragtime. He also appeared in the Arden's acclaimed production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park.

Kim Rhodes (MFA, '94)

starred in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, The Lot, Another World, and As the World Turns.

Robin Atkin Downes (MFA, '94)

is one of the most sought-after voice-over talents in industry with over 140 voiceover performances in major motion pictures and television shows. Acting credits Babylon 5, The Starter Wife, CSI: Miami, Entourage, Bridges, Beverly Hills 90210, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

John Littlefield (MFA, '95)

served as co-host on ABC?s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, performed in lead roles on Another World and Guiding Light as well as featured roles on Law and Order, The West Wing, and Roswell.

Ted Rooney (MFA, '92)

has appeared as a series regular on shows such as Gilmore Girls, ER, CSI, and Roswell and guest starred on over forty shows including Seinfeld, My Name is Earl, and 7th Heaven. Film credits include Legally Blonde and Cheaper by the Dozen.

Richard St. Clair (MFA ?85)

is the head of the costume design program at the Penn State School of Theater. He also regularly designs for Philadelphia theater companies.

Penny Remsen (MFA ?80)

is the chair of the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a professional lighting designer. In 2004, she received the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher Award.

John P. Connolly (MFA ?79)

served as the Executive Director of Actors? Equity Association from 2007 to 2009.

Samantha Fleming (MFA ?79)

serves as Head of Costumes for all North American productions of The Phantom of the Opera.