OCU on 'Playbill's Top 10 again

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OCU on 'Playbill's Top 10 again

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 23:15
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Oklahoma City University has been named to Playbill’s Top 10 most represented universities on Broadway for the second consecutive year.
The honor comes from having the most alumni performing on Broadway for 2019.
OCU joined the ranks of New York University, Carnegie Mellon and Juilliard. Oklahoma City University is the only university in the middle of America included on the list.The only other school west of the Mississippi included on the honor roll is the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, with campuses in New York and Los Angeles.
Other than the conservatories on the list, OCU has the smallest enrollment of the Top 10. With approximately 3,400 students, Oklahoma City University is the smallest four-year, liberal arts university of the Top 10 most represented on Broadway.
Oklahoma City University’s Wanda L. Bass School of Music, School of Theatre, and the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment are consistently ranked as three of the nation’s top performing arts programs. The university specializes in training “triple threats” who graduate ready for employment as singers, dancers and actors.
OCU pioneered American dance in higher education as the first university to offer degrees in tap, jaz, and music theater dance.
OCU alumni have been recognized with Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards and OCU alumnae Kristin Chenoweth and Kelli O’Hara are two of Broadway’s leading stars.
Oklahoma City University Alumni on Broadway for the current Playbill Top 10: Colin Anderson (Carousel), Heather Botts (My Fair Lady), Julian Diaz-Granados (Ruben & Clay's Christmas Show), Alyssa Fox (Frozen), Jacob Gutierrez (Aladdin), Wes Hart (Aladdin, Anastasia), Sasha Hutchings (Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady), Eryn LeCroy (The Phantom of the Opera), Colby Q. Lindeman (Wicked), Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me, Kate), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill, Waitress), Will Mann (Oklahoma!), Elliott Mattox (Beetlejuice), Lauralyn McClelland (My Fair Lady, SpongeBob SquarePants), Nathan Peck (Kinky Boots), Alexander Ross (The Book of Mormon), Molly Rushing (Anastasia), Jennifer Sánchez (Pretty Woman), Brian Shepard (My Fair Lady), Abby C. Smith (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jonathan Warren (Wicked), Paige Williams (Aladdin), Darius Wright (Pretty Woman), Richard Riaz Yoder (Hello, Dolly!)