Musical Theater Spotlights
To say that 2019 was a banner year for alumnus Marchánt Davis (B.F.A. '13, musical theater) is an understatement. He starred alongside Anna Kendrick in the satire The Day Shall Come—his first lead role in a feature film—which he landed just six months after graduating from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch. Whether on the big screen or the stage, you’ll find Davis in fiercely original, provocative projects of depth and social significance.
Faculty member Danny Pelzig knows that in the performing arts, versatility is key. He has made a career out of performing, directing, and choreographing at the highest level in theater, ballet, opera, and on the concert stage. Pelzig discusses his career, his journey back to Boston and the Conservatory, and his teaching philosophy.
Alumna Sara Gallo (B.F.A. '16, musical theater), who is spending the summer at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah, shares how the Conservatory has prepared her for the challenge of performing in three productions—Cinderella, Matilda, and The Prince of Egypt—simultaneously.
Alumnus John Cardoza (B.F.A. '16, musical theater) writes about his experience as a cast member of Jagged Little Pill, the new musical inspired by Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album of the same name, and what it’s like to participate in the development of a new work.
Tim Bennett’s (B.F.A. '85, musical theater) decades-long career has seen him grow from a young actor, dancer, and singer in New York City into a jet-setting artistic director for Cirque du Soleil. Bennett reflects on his professional journey, and the Conservatory’s impact on his artistic life, which still informs his work today.
Kendyl Yokoyama (B.F.A. '21, musical theater) helped bring the 2018 Oscars audience to its feet in Keala Settle’s showstopping performance of “This Is Me” from the movie musical The Greatest Showman—a powerful moment that instantly became a viral phenomenon.
Mike Mosallam returns to Boston Conservatory at Berklee later this fall to direct the mainstage play Sons of the Prophet. Mosallam, who graduated from the Conservatory in 2006, shares his post-graduation story and what brings him back to his alma mater to direct.
Musical theater student Tracy Sokat (B.F.A. '19) writes from Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, Maine, where she is spending the summer as a performance intern.
Musical theater student Katie O'Rourke (B.F.A. '19) writes from Peregrine Theatre Ensemble in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she is performing the role of Velma in Chicago the Musical.
Musical Theater alumnus Jonathan Pohl (B.F.A. '16) discusses his experience with Boston Conservatory's 2015 production of The Threepenny Opera.
Musical theater alumnus Danny Hutchins (B.F.A. '16) coordinates a production and donates to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during his time at the Conservatory.
Musical theater alumna Marissa Rae Roberts (M.F.A. '12) founds ToUch Performance Art, a theater group dedicated to reimagining how audiences approach the performing arts.
Musical theater alumnus Zachary Jones (B.F.A. '16) shares how Boston Conservatory inspired him to bring the arts to unlikely audiences.
Musical Theater alumnus Josh Grisetti (B.F.A. '04) discusses how he landed a starring role in a new musical, and what his experience has been like performing overseas.
Musical theater alumna MiMi Scardulla (B.F.A. '16) shares her journey with Boston Conservatory, from audition day to the performance stage.
Musical Theater alumnus Arnie Rodriguez (B.F.A. '16) answers questions about his Conservatory experience and his favorite Boston activities.