Prominent A.C.T. Alumni
Celebrated alumni of A.C.T.'s training programs include Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Obie Award winner Anna Deavere Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Academy Award nominee Annette Bening, Carlos Bernard, Benjamin Bratt, Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Cindy Cheung, Danny Glover, Harry Hamlin, Teri Hatcher, Amy Irving, Delroy Lindo, Leslie Ishii, Camryn Manheim, Obie Award winner Omar Metwally, and Milo Ventimiglia. A.C.T. has also trained such rising talents as Darren Criss (Glee and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on Broadway), Steven W. Bailey (Grey's Anatomy), Daniel Beaty (Emergence-SEE! at The Public Theater), Sarayu Blue (Blockers, Happiest Season), Anna Belknap (CSI: NY), Dileep Rao (Avatar), Christina Elmore (Insecure, Twenties), Adrianna Mitchell (Snowfall), Summer Brown (The Good Doctor), Allegra Edwards (Upload), and Neil Hopkins (Lost, Big Love).
A.C.T. is a vital talent resource for professional theaters, theatrical agents, and film and television casting directors—and A.C.T. graduates grace stages and screens all over the world. Current M.F.A. Program actors also connect with and learn from alumni through A.C.T.'s Alumni Weekend networking events.
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Recent acting, writing, and directing credits of A.C.T. alumni include work on these productions and with these companies:
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (national tour) • 39 Steps (Broadway and national tour) • Actors Theatre of Louisville • The Ahmanson Theatre • American Conservatory Theater • Antaeus Theatre • Arena Stage • Arizona Theatre Company • Artists Repertory Theatre • Asian American Theater • Asolo Repertory Theater • Atlantic Theatre Company • Aurora Theatre Company • B Street Theatre • Barrington Stage Company • Bay Street Theatre • Berkeley Repertory Theatre • Berkshire Theater Festival • California Shakespeare Theater • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Broadway) • Center REPetory Company • Chautauqua Theater Company • Chicago Muse Theater • Chinglish (Broadway) City Theater • The Classical Theatre of Harlem • Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway) • Dallas Theater Center • Delaware Theatre Company • Denver Center for the Performing Arts • Disney's The Lion King (national tour) • East West Players • Emergence-SEE! (tour and off-Broadway) • Ensemble Studio Theater Eugene O'Neill Theater Center • The Farnsworth Invention (Broadway) • Fences (Broadway) • Finian's Rainbow (Broadway) • Frost/Nixon (Broadway and national tour) • Geffen Playhouse • Godspell (Broadway) Goodman Theatre • The Guthrie Theater • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway) • Humana Festival of New American Plays • Huntington Theatre Company • Indiana Repertory Theatre • Jersey Boys (Broadway) • Killing My Lobster • La Jolla Playhouse • Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadway) • Lincoln Center • The Little Dog Laughed (Broadway) • Magic Theater • Malibu Stage Company • Mamma Mia! (Broadway) • Manhattan Theatre Club • Marin Theatre Company • The Merchant of Venice (Broadway) • Mint Theater Company • MUSE Theater Company • New York City Center Encores! • A Noise Within North Coast Repertory Theater • The Old Globe • Oregon Shakespeare Festival • Pacific Repertory Theatre • Paper Mill Playhouse Passing Strange (Broadway) • Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival PS 122 • The Public Theater • Roundabout Theatre Company • The Royal Family (Broadway) • Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon) • Russian Transport (Broadway) Sacramento Theatre Company • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival • San Jose Repertory Theatre • Seattle Repertory Theatre • Shakespeare Santa Cruz • Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington D.C.) • Shotgun Players • Shrek the Musical (Broadway) • SOUL PROductions (New York/student-founded) • South Coast Repertory Theatre • Stratford Shakespeare Festival • Sundance Director's Lab • Target Marin Theater • Theatre for a New Audience • A View from the Bridge (Broadway) • War Horse (Broadway) • West Side Story (Broadway) • Williamstown Theatre Festival • Wilma Theatre • Yale Repertory Theatre Young Frankenstein (Broadway)
14 Women • Across the Universe • American Gangster • Avatar • The City of Your Final Destination • Dirty Tricks • Drag Me to Hell • Dreamgirls • Fred Claus • The Hunger Games Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull • In the Electric Mist • Inception • Invincible • The Kids Are All Right • La Mission • The Last Airbender Love in the Time of Cholera • Man on a Ledge Michael Clayton • Neal Cassady • The Next Three Days • Our Idiot Brother • Padre Nuestro (2007 Sundance Grand Jury Prize) • People Like Us Poor Things • The Princess and the Frog • Rendition • Righteous Kill • Running with Scissors • SALT • Spider-Man 3 • Star Trek • The Tempest (directed by Julie Taymor) • Twilight: Breaking Dawn • The Uninvited • Viva Los Bastarditos! (New York International Film Festival) • W • What to Expect When You’re Expecting Zack and Miri Make a Porno
2 Broke Girls • 12 Miles of Bad Road • 24 • 30 Rock • American Dad! • As the World Turns • The Big C Breakout Kings Brothers & Sisters • The Cleaner • Close to Home • Cash • Criminal Minds • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation • CSI: Miami • CSI: NY • Desperate Housewives • Dexter • Dirty Sexy Money • Family Guy • Fringe • Ghost Whisperer • The Good Wife • Gossip Girl • Grey's Anatomy • Grimm Guiding Light • Hannah Montana • Hawaii Five-O Heroes • Jericho • Kidnapped • The King of Queens • Law & Order • Law & Order: Criminal Intent • Law & Order: SVU • Lie to Me • Lost • Mad Men • Medium • The Mentalist • Modern Family • My Name is Earl • Nip/Tuck • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency • Nurse Jackie • Person of Interest Private Practice Rescue Me • Scrubs • Shark • The Starter Wife • Three Rivers • Trauma • True Blood • The Unit • Veronica Mars