Notable alumni
Mathew R. August (MFA 97) was the director for The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Acting Company in NYC.
Cameron Bancroft (BFA 90) was a series regular on Beverly Hills 90210 and now appears in For the Love of Nancy.
Jesse Borrego (84) appeared in the films Lone Star and New York Stories and was a regular on the TV series Fame.
Don Cheadle (BFA 86) appeared in HBO's Lesson Before Dying and The Rat Pack and in the films Devil in a Blue Dress, Mission to Mars and Ocean’s 11.
Jennifer Elise Cox (BFA 91) appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie and Ed TV and had a recurring role on the television series Clueless.
Ed Harris (BFA 75) is a well-renowned actor whose credits include the films Enemy at the Gates, The Truman Show, Stepmom, Pollock and A Beautiful Mind.
David Hasselhoff (73) is a series regular on Baywatch.
Bill Irwin (72) developed and starred in the theatre piece Fool Moon, appeared in the films Illuminata and How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and on TV in Regard of Flight.
Simbi Khali-Williams (BFA 93) is a series regular on 3rd Rock from the Sun and appeared in the movie We Were Soldiers.
Debi Manwiller (BFA 83) is the casting director for such shows as Chicago Hope and Picket Fences.
Beata Pilch (MFA 93) is the artistic director of the Trap Door Theatre in Chicago, which regularly presents new and innovative work.
Michole White (91) was recently in the cast of Jitney at the Mark Taper Forum.
Daniel K. Boland (BFA '95) Currently an independent lighting designer. Has been musician Tori Amos' lighting and set designer since 2000. Recent projects include, Missy Elliot and Alicia Keys (2004), Tori Amos and Eminem (2005). Can be currently found on tour with The Black Eyed Peas.
Martyn Bookwalter (MFA 77) is an award-winning freelance scenic and lighting designer at such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum and the Pasadena Playhouse.
Fontella Boone (MFA 91), a freelance costume designer, and received a NAACP Theatre Award for Vanities and The Chest. She also designed the documentary Circle of Pain for Showtime.
Kevin Dunayer (MFA 90) is a freelance sound designer and engineer in the NYC area and has worked at several regional theatres, including GeVa, the Alley Theatre, and both the Colorado and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals.
Michael Hooker (MFA 94) is currently working for Walt Disney Imagineering.
Barbara Inglehart (MFA 86) is a Hollywood costume designer, secretary of the Costume Design Guild, and co-author of Shopping LA: The Insider’s Sourcebook for Film & Fashion. She is a costume designer on X-Files, Sci Fi Channel’s Good vs. Evil and Sliders, and a stylist on Ben Stein’s talk show Turn Ben Stein On. She has been an executive board member in both the Costume Design Guild and the TV Academy.
Ashley York Kennedy's (BFA 86) designs for the stage have been seen in major regional theaters across America.
Etta Lilienthal (MFA 99) is designing at A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and was the scenic designer for 33 Fainting Spells with the Northwest Dance Company.
William Liotta (MFA 98) is an assistant professor at Tulane University teaching lighting and sound design.
David Mickelsen (MFA 83) is a theatre costume designer for such companies as the Denver Center Theatre Company, the Cincinnati Playhouse and the Arizona Theatre Company.
Donald Miller (MFA 72) produced the feature films White Men Can't Jump, Sibling Rivalry and Blaze.
Marianne Wedset (Adv Cert 90) is the resident lighting designer at the Drottningholm Court Theatre in Sweden and is a freelance lighting designer based in Oslo, Norway.
Jay Winters (BFA 87) co-founded the JK Design Group, a firm specializing in the design of lighting, rigging, and audio systems for entertainment and architectural projects.
Technical Direction
Samuel Hatcher (MFA 95) is entertainment technical manager at Universal Studios, Hollywood, Stage & Production Management.
Jeff Kleeman (BFA 87) is the technical director at the L.A. Music Center Opera.

John Assalone (MFA 90) is the Executive Director of Entertainment at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Garth Belcon (BFA 94) co-wrote and co-produced the film White Boys with Danny Hoch.
Jeff Gifford (MFA 88) is the assistant production manager at South Coast Rep.

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