Alumni in the News

Is Philly’s Next Homegrown Movie Star CAPA Grad Marchánt Davis?

Sunday, September 29, 2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer

Conservatory alum and actor Marchánt Davis (B.F.A. '13, musical theater) talks about the saxophone being his “weapon of choice” during his elementary school days in Nicetown, he doesn’t mean he preferred its dulcet tones to the clarinet.

Marchant Davis Says 'Day Shall Come' Character 'Doesn't Know Failure'

Friday, September 27, 2019 United Press International

In The Day Shall Come, the FBI tries to turn a viral street preacher into a wanted terrorist so agents can arrest him. Alum Marchant Davis (B.F.A. '13, musical theater) plays Moses Al Shabaz in the film, in theaters Friday, September 27.

Review: Paging Pablo Escobar in 'Our Dear Dead Drug Lord'

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 The New York Times

The New York Times reviews Alexis Scheer's (B.F.A. '14, musical theater) Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, a vibrant play about four teenage girls, a Ouija board, and their endeavor to summon the spirit of narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar.

'Come From Away': Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 NPR

The cast of the Broadway production of Come From Away, including alum De'Lon Grant (M.F.A. '09, musical theater), recently performed a condensed version of the show on NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Umoh Drawn to Role of Angelica in 'Hamilton'

Thursday, August 8, 2019 The Daily Gazette

Alum Stephanie Umoh (B.F.A. '08, musical theater) shares her journey to becoming an actor, and her experience playing Angelica Schuyler Church in the touring production of Hamilton: An American Musical.