Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College

Schools of the Stars: Where Hello, Dolly! Cast and Creators Went to College
APR 20, 2017


What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the cast and production team of the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! pursued their college studies. Visit to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Cast List:
Bette Midler (Dolly Gallagher Levi): University of Hawaii at Monoa
David Hyde Pierce (Horace Vandergelder): Yale University
Gavin Creel (Cornelius Hackl): University of Michigan
Kate Baldwin (Irene Molloy): Northwestern University
Taylor Trensch (Barnaby Tucker): Elon University
Beanie Feldstein (Minnie Fay): Wesleyan University
Will Burton (Ambrose Kemper): University of Michigan
Melanie Moore (Ermengarde): Alvin Ailey/Fordham University
Jennifer Simard (Ernestina): Boston Conservatory & Hunter College
Kevin Ligon (Rudolph): Southern Methodist University
Cameron Adams (Ensemble): Did not attend college
Phillip Attmore (Ensemble): Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry
Giuseppe Bausilio (Ensemble): Did not attend college
Justin Bowen (Ensemble): Florida State University
Taeler Elyse Cyrus (Ensemble): Alvin Ailey/Fordham University
Leslie Donna Flesner (Ensemble): Florida State University
Jessica Lee Goldyn (Ensemble): Professional Performing Arts School
Stephen Hanna (Ensemble): School of American Ballet
Michael Hartung (Ensemble): University of Michigan
Robert Hartwell (Ensemble): University of Michigan
Aaron Kaburick (Ensemble): Boston University
Amanda LaMotte (Ensemble): Florida State University
Analisa Leaming (Ensemble): Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester)
Jess LeProtto (Ensemble): Pace University
Nathan Madden (Ensemble): The Juilliard School
Jessica Sheridan (Ensemble): United States International University
Christian Dante White (Ensemble): Circle in the Square Theatre School
Branch Woodman (Ensemble): California State University, Fullerton & Chaffey College
Ryan Worsing (Ensemble): CAP 21 & New York University
Elizabeth Earley (Swing): New York University
Jenifer Foote (Swing): University of California, Irvine
Ian Liberto (Swing): Milikin University
Michaeljon Slinger (Swing): The Juilliard School

Production Credits:
Michael Stewart (Book): Queen’s College/CUNY & Yale University
Jerry Herman (Music & Lyrics): University of Miami
Thornton Wilder (Based on The Matchmaker): Yale University & Princeton University
Jerry Zaks (Director): Dartmouth College & Smith College
Warren Carlyle (Choreographer): Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts & Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts
Any Einhorn (Music Supervision & Music Director): Rice University
Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design): King’s College
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design): Oberlin College & Conservatory
Scott Lehrer (Sound Design): Sarah Lawrence College
Larry Hochman (Orchestrations): Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Mannes College
Chris Zaccardi (Stage Manager): Florida State University

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