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Distinguished Guest Artists











Phylicia Rashad
Fordham's first Denzel Washington
Chair in Theatre


Phylicia Rashad and Fordham Theatre Program Director, Matthew Maguire




























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In June 2011, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington, a Fordham alumnus of 1977, made a $2 million gift to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre and a $250,000 gift to establish the Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship for an undergraduate student studying theatre at Fordham. Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad, joined the Fordham faculty as the University's first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.



























Every year, distinguished actors, designers, playwrights, and directors are invited to speak with the Fordham theatre students.  Past guests have included:




John Benjamin Hickey, actor and Fordham alum visited with students shortly after winning the Tony award for his performance in The Normal Heart.

 
 




















Tony Award winning actress Julie White























Fordham alum Denzel Washington spoke with Fordham theatre majors while performing in Julius Caesar on Broadway
































Every spring, Actress and Fordham alum, Patricia Clarkson meets with the senior performance majors to discuss transitioning from school into their professional careers.






















Actor Willem Dafoe































Academy Award winning actress Marcia Gay Harden













Actor Beau Bridges











Fiona Shaw talked with Fordham theatre students while she was in New York performing Medea on Broadway.













Edward Albee, playwright














Fordham co-hosted a “Broadway U.” seminar in which Robert Sean Leonard, Kevin Spacey, and Tony Danza spoke with Fordham theatre students about their Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh.









While in NY appearing in the Broadway production of the play QED, Alan Alda visited Fordham to speak with the theatre students about acting and having a career in the theatre.













COMPLETE LIST OF PAST guest artists:


Guest directors

May adrales

SUzANNE AGINS

TEA ALAGIC

CHRISTOPHER BAYES

JULIE BOYD

kARIN COONROD

CLINTON TURNER DAVIS

FRANk DEAL

RACHEL DICkSTEIN

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE

ANNIE DORSEN

JACkSON GAY

PETER GIL-SHERIDAN

JESSI HILL

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE

mia katigbak

SONOkO kAwAHARA

DAVID kENNEDY

YOLANDA kING

MICHAEL MAYER

LISA PETERSON

JEAN RANDICH

STEVEN RATTAZZI

JONATHAN ROSENBERG

JERRY RUIZ

ERICA SCHMIDT

KEN RUS SCHMOLL

NIEGEL SMITH

RATAN THIYAM

DANIELLE TOPOL

GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH

MORITZ VON STUELPNAGEL

RANDY WHITE

MICHAEL WILSON

EVAN YIONOULIS

 

GUEST SPEAKERS, DESIGNERS, and
WORKSHOP LEADERS

EDwARD ALBEE

ALAN ALDA

michael barakiva

CHRISTOPHER BAYES

HARRY BELAFONTE

MARk BLY

beowulf boritt

per brahe

BEAU BRIDGES

christina bullard

VINIE BURROWS

david cady

LINDA CHO

PATRICIA CLARkSON

JIM CLAYBURGH

aaron m. copp

kIA CORTHRON

JOHN COYNE

CUSI CRAM

NILO CRUZ

WILLEM DAFOE

EISA DAVIS

PAT DIGNAN

ALEXIS DISTLER

JILL DU BOFF

OLYMPIA DUKAKIS

ERIK EHN

SCOTT ELLIOTT

EVE ENSLER

DAVID ESBJORNSON

RICHARD FOREMAN

OLIVERA GAJIC

MICHAEL JOHN GARCéS

BERNARD GERSTEN

DAVID GREENSPAN

ANDRé GREGORY

TILLEY GRIMES

JERZY GROTOwSkI

JOHN GUARE

ADAM GUETTEL

MARCIA GAY HARDEN

kAREN HARTMAN

alex hawthorn

caite heavner

megan henninger

john benjamin hickey

SUSAN HILFERTY

don holder

LEN JENkIN

JOHN JESURUN

christine jones

HARVEY kEITEL

ANNE KENNEDY

YUKO KASEKI

daniel kluger

TONY kUSHNER

TINA LANDAU

mahayana landowne

ARTHUR LAURENTS

ELIzABETH LECOMPTE

MING CHO LEE

wARREN LEIGHT

gina leishman

DANIEL LEVY

ROBERT LEwIS

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

TODD LONDON

CRAIG LUCAS

CHARLES LUDLAM

anka lupes

JUDITH MALINA

rick martin

LIz MCCANN

ELLEN MCLAUGHLIN

CHARLES L. MEE JR.

joey mendoza

JOANNA MERLIN

MARLANE MEYER

CHIORI MIYAGAwA

jenNIFER moeller

matthew moore

maggie morgan

SUSAN MOSAkOwSkI

kasey ostopchuck

SUzAN-LORI PARkS

NEIL PATEL

YVONNE RAINER

JACkIE REINGOLD

LLOYD RICHARDS

MARk SCHLEGEL

FIONA SHAw

sarah sidman

NICKY SILVER

narelle sissons

ANATOLY SMELIANSkY

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH

kEVIN SPACEY

ELLEN STEWART

TADASHI SUZUkI

JULIE TAYMOR

ROSEMARIE TICHLER

CANDIDO TIRADO

JULIE TUCkER

ROBIN VEST

DENZEL WASHINGTON

PETER WEST

JULIE WHITE

CRAIG WROE
DANIEL ZIMMERMAN

 





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