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Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 11:30 a.m.

University of Michigan graduates finding success on Broadway

By Kellie Woodhouse

The Wall Street Journal reports University of Michigan graduates are finding much success on Broadway.

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Trevor St. John-Gilbert and Madison Micucci in the U-M production of "Sunday in the Park with George" this fall.

Photo by Peter Smith Photography

Graduates of the Ann Arbor school's music and musical theater programs have recently nabbed the leads of "Annie," "Bring It On" and "Newsies," and a lyricist-composer duo from the school are responsible for the new musical "A Christmas Story," in which several U-M grads are featured, according to the Journal.

"The students at Michigan are all phenomenal vocalists," Carrie Gardner, senior casting director at New York's Roundabout Theatre Company, told the Journal. "They walk out of that school ready to sing on a Broadway level, and most of them are triple threats. You just don't see very many in the other schools."

Read the article in the Wall Street Journal.

Kellie Woodhouse covers higher education for AnnArbor.com. Reach her at kelliewoodhouse@annarbor.com or 734-623-4602 and follow her on twitter.

Comments

Big Bad Wolf

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 6:53 p.m.

With Brent Wagner at the helm, the Musical Theatre Department is the best in the land. The students in this program are not only talented - they are delightful human beings. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only UM grads getting jobs out of school (with the exception of one or two football players)...

aggatt

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 9:28 p.m.

almost all of my friends from Michigan graduated with jobs (and well paying jobs at that). It just depends on what you study. Engineering, business, and the hard sciences=job, english/humanities=no job.

ChrisW

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 4:50 p.m.

That link is bad. There's a period that doesn't belong before the filename.