Many of our performance graduates have especially distinguished themselves since their time at Fordham. Please see examples below:
Rebecca Ballenger - Alabama Shakespeare Festival 2016 Rep Season, Steel Magnolias (Idaho Shakespeare Festival) directed by Sari Ketter, the premiere of Tony Glazer’s American Stare (New Jersey Rep), The Tempest (Idaho Shakespeare Festival)
Soraya Broukhim - Wintertime by Charles L. Mee at San Jose Rep, and Woyzeck at the Culture Project in New York City.
Marjuan Canady - off off-Broadway: her one-woman play, Girls! Girls? Girls. was featured at the United Solo Festival, The New Orleans Fringe Festival, and more than 50 colleges and community organizations.
Patricia Clarkson - Emmy award-winning actress for HBO's Six Feet Under; more than 30 movie credits; academy award nomination as best supporting actress in Pieces of April.
RJ Foster - RJ Foster TV: Damages, Blue Bloods, Fringe; Theatre: Edward II at Bank Street Theatre, Hamlet with The Pearl Theatre Company.
Peter Gil-Sheridan - received a Jerome Fellowship in playwriting, and the national new Play Network Smith Prize for Outstanding Political drama for his play Topsy Turvy Mouse. His work has been seen at the Guthrie, Soho Rep, and New York Theatre Workshop.
Betty Gilpin - off-Broadway: We Live Here at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Language Archive at the roundabout, Good Boys and True at Second Stage.
Morgan Gould - Associate Artistic Director of the Obie award-winning young Jean Lee’s Theater Company; directing work at new Georges, ensemble studio Theatre, The Culture Project, Ars Nova, and the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Zabryna Guevara - Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Intar, Urban Stages; Regional theatre: Hartford Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theatre Center.
John Benjamin Hickey - Broadway: The Normal Heart (Tony award for best featured actor in a play), Mary Stuart, The Crucible, the Tony award-winning revival of Cabaret, and Terrence Mcnally’s Love! Valour! Compassion!, in which he also appeared off-Broadway, winning an Obie for that performance.
John Johnson - Broadway producing credits include: A View from the Bridge, Skylight, Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, This is Our Youth, A Raisin in the Sun, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Betrayal, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Jeffrey James Keyes - MFA in playwriting, Columbia University. Program Assistant, Theatre Program, Columbia University School of the Arts
Emily Kunkel - Regional includes: Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare Theatre of new Jersey, All My Sons at Barrington Stage Company. TV/Film: Nurse Jackie, OSTRANDER
Christopher Larkin - AJ Hawkes on the CW pilot Cooper & Stone; Kafka on the Shore at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago.
Taylor Schilling - Piper Chapman on Orange Is The New Black. Film: The Lucky One, opposite Zac Efron; Atlas Shrugged; Dark Matter; TV: NBC’s Mercy (Veronica Callahan); Regional Theatre: Uncle Vanya (Bard Summerscape).
Amihar Vann - Ernestine: In Underground (a series), by WGN America, appeared in the Off-Broadway premiere of Matthew Maguire’s Instinct. Other theatre: The Brother/Sister Plays workshop (McCarter Theatre Center/The Public Theater); MFA, New York University’s Graduate acting Program; Princess Grace Fellow.
Denzel Washington - Two Golden Globes, two-time Academy Award-winning actor; films include Training Day, The Taking of Pelham 123, American Gangster, Man on Fire, The Preacher’s Wife, Courage Under Fire, Malcolm X, Glory, and A Soldier’s Story; Broadway: Tony award for portrayal of Troy Maxson in Fences, played Walter Younger in Raisin in the Sun, Brutus in Julius Caesar.