Theater Division chair Patsy Collins Bandes and assistant chair Jermaine Hill talk with Backstage about getting contemporary theater and musical theater students Broadway-ready—or ready for anything a career in the arts may throw at young professionals.
Sangeeta Kaur (M.M. '08, voice) is among several top industry performers selected by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to be featured on the current season of its acclaimed music series, “Front and Center.”
Alum Da'Rius Malone (B.F.A. '18, contemporary dance) has been appointed Resident Choreographer for James Sewell Ballet's 2021–2022 season. Malone has danced with the company for the past four seasons and will hold prominent roles in upcoming performances.
Conservatory student and trans advocate Nicole Talbot (B.F.A. '24, musical theater) shares with the New York Times, "I feel it is my responsibility to use my voice—written, spoken or sung—to help others who feel they don’t have a voice."
Conservatory alum Shoba Narayan (B.F.A. '12, musical theater) has been cast as Jasmin and associate alum Paul Heesang Miller (B.F.A. '10, musical theater) has been cast in the ensemble of Disney’s 'Aladdin' on Broadway.
Reynaliz Herrera (M.M. '12, percussion), bike-percussionist and founder of theatrical percussion company Ideas, Not Theories, recently performed during Harvard Museums of Science & Culture’s virtual World Bicycle Day Celebration.
Eleri Ward (B.F.A. '17, musical theater) will release A Perfect Little Death, the full length debut album from SUF/SOND, on June 4. The album represents a combination of the expansive, unique canon of Stephen Sondheim with the ethereal, melancholic sounds of artist Sufjan Stevens.
SpeakEasy Stage Company’s New England premiere of “TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever" is praised by the Boston Globe for its examination of the history and structures of racism. The production is produced in partnership with Boston Conservatory at Berklee and directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Pascale Florestal.