Point Part University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts Named to Playbill.com Top 10 List for Broadway Representation Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Point Park University is ranked No. 8 on Playbill.com’s list of the 10 Most Represented Colleges on Broadway, ahead of schools such as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, The Juilliard School and Northwestern University.
It’s the third time in the last three weeks that Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts has found itself on a national Top 10 list. In August, OnStage Blog ranked Point Park’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance program at No. 3 in the nation. Earlier this month, OnStage Blog put the University’s BFA in musical theatre at No. 9 in the nation.
“Being perennially ranked among the most-represented schools on Broadway is confirmation of our Conservatory’s consistent track record in developing successful artists,” said Paul Hennigan, Ed.D., president of Point Park. "Our program attracts immensely talented young people who learn under a dedicated faculty of artist educators and national guest artists. Our new Pittsburgh Playhouse in Downtown Pittsburgh will increase the opportunities we can provide students.”
Playbill.com’s ranking is based on its own research, which only includes Broadway shows currently open, along with some shows that have announced casting for the 2018-2019 season.
The list of Point Park alumni recognized by Playbill.com includes:
- Mike Cannon, Aladdin
- Bobby Pestka, Aladdin
- Ahmad Simmons, Carousel
- Callan Bergmann, Kinky Boots
- Jessica Ernest, Chicago
- Conner John Gillooly, School of Rock
- Alexandra Pernice, Anastasia
- Tory Trowbridge, The Cher Show
- Nili Bassman, Chicago
- Kali Grinder, Frozen
- Ross Lekites, Frozen
- Gabriella Sorrentino, Hamilton
- Marty Lawson, King Kong
- Stephanie Lynn Bissonnette, Mean Girls
- Katie Sexton, The Play That Goes Wrong
- Harris M. Turner, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical