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Catch Stephen Reich on his Guest Role on DECEPTION, NBC, Sunday nights!


Congratulations to recent Second-Year Conservatory Actor Michael Bonini his starring role on NBC’s YOUNG POPE


Current Second-Year Conservatory Actor Michael Bonini lands a Guest-Star role on CBS’ Hit Show BULL


Check out current Second-Year Actor Pagie Wilson as the voice of Macy’s Star Signature Diamond during the Super Bowl 2018 commercials!


MHS Actor Sprague Theobald booked a Co-Star role on NBC’s Long Running Drama LAW & ORDER: SVU airing February 7th, 2018


Second-Year Conservatory Graduate Lawryn LaCroix books a Co-Star role on CBS’ Hit Show BULL


2016 Summer Conservatory Graduate Allison Jantzie is in the Broadway Bound Musical Roman Holiday!


Two-Year Conservatory Graduate Buck Hinkle co-star’s in CBS’ Hit Show BULL


One-Year Conservatory Actor Chris Coakley co-star’s on FOX’s SLEEPY HOLLOW


One-Year Conservatory student Daniel Ching books Hamilton!


Jenny Paul booked a 9-episode arc on a new Netflix series, details coming!!!


Valda Sutterfield is Lear, New York Times


Catch our students in NYC Fringe 2015 shows: The Report, Love At The End Of Time, and The Screenwriter Dies of His Own Free Will


Congratulations to MHS Faculty Victoria Clark and Judy Kuhn on their 2015 Tony-Award Nominations!


One-Year Conservatory member Anna Weng on booking a Co-Starring role on CBS’s Unforgettable


John Doman and Lynn Cohen. Their show The Affair won the 2015 Golden Globe for Best TV Series, Drama


Two-Year Conservatory actor Lawryn LaCroix on an outstanding write up in the Queens Chronicle for her role in Cymbeline. Check it out!


Congratulations to Two-Year Conservatory Graduate Arielle Haller-Silverstone!!! Arielle flew across the country to meet legendary Doris Day and helped her celebrate her 90th Birthday!!! Arielle portrayed Doris in her Hollywood Icons Presentation as part of the Two-Year Program. Next, Arielle will portray Doris Day once again, in her one-woman show “Doris Day: What Will Be” which was accepted into the United Solo Theatre Festival in October! Our very own David Wells is directing. Stay tuned for more information! Congratulations again, Arielle!


Congratulations to Kerry Washington 2013 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC’s SCANDAL and to Christine Baranski 2013 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Diane Lockhart in CBS’s THE GOOD WIFE


Congratulations to Second-Year Conservatory student Sarah Shankman on her recurring role as Alice in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire!


Alli Caudle Conservatory Alumnus on her role as Erin Fogarty on Law & Order: SVU airing January 22, 2014!


Erin Moore on her role in After Midnight now on Broadway!


Two-Year Conservatory alum Roman Roytberg on his role in the upcoming series Blacklist on NBC!  Watch the trailer here!


One-Year Conservatory Alum Tatianna Mott, check her out as Michelle McMullen on an episode of  Deceived airing Monday, May 6th at 9pm on TV1!


Victoria Clark on her Tony Nomination for her role as the Godmother in Cinderella


Summer Conservatory Alum Kay Copeland cast in Blue Bloods


Tommy Dickie can now be seen in the new Dawn Commerical


Congratulations to Summer Conservatory alum Sarah Kozinn on all her success, see her in the new CrestPro commercial airing now!


Make sure to catch Deception this coming Monday, February 18th at 10:00pm and see Summer Conservatory 2012 alum Vanessa Rubio


Congratulations to Two-Year Conservatory graduate Oliver Lehne for his role in the feature film Non-Stop shooting now.


See One-Year Conservatory graduate Roman Roytberg on his role in FX’s Americans premiering January 30th and in his lead role in the new Feature Film Eden


Our Two-Year Conservatory graduate Molly Montgomery on booking a guest lead on Law & Order: SVU, and our Summer Conservatory graduate Kay Copeland on her guest appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, we are so proud!


Ali Larter cast in a new spy pilot for NBC


Ross Hamman performing at the American Globe Theatre with the Puppet Shakespeare Players


Two-Year Conservatory Graduate Lindsey Kabus just booked a National Geico commercial


Julie Foldesi is in the critically acclaimed new musical Newsies premiering at Papermill Playhouse and then headed to Broadway


One-Year Conservatory 2010-2011 graduate Emily Tarpey, cast in NYC Fringe Festival Show YeastNation by the creators of Urinetown.


Rebecca Blumhagen and Jesse Liebman cast in a new show by HBO and Cinemax


Conservatory Graduate Kerry Washington will be headlining the new Shonda Rhimes ABC drama “Scandal”


John Doman appeared in “Blue Valentine” as Jerry


Greeting’s From The Shore Jay Sanders the new police chief in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”


Vincent Piazza, series regular in HBO’s highly acclaimed series “Boardwalk Empire”


Daphne Rubin-Vega appears in the upcoming film “Jack Goes Boating” with Philip Seymour-Hoffman


Mark Jacoby (Sweeney Todd, Show Boat) cast as Walter in ELF: THE MUSICAL on Broadway


Justin Lawrence Hall, MHS Young Actors Conservatory alumni, cast as James in James and the Giant Peach a Goodspeed Musicals Production


Anson Mount will be starring in the new AMC series “Hell on Wheels”


Tracy Middendorf is currently playing Babbette on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”


Mireille Urumuri, Recent MHS Summer Conservatory graduate, produced and starred in CHLOE AND ATTIE, now playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival and Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival


Jesse Liebman cast in “Did Hear About the Morgans” as Hugh Grant’s Assistant Adam


Kyra Sedgwick Emmy winner for “Closer”


Rob Farrior appearing on “White Collar.”


Louis Hobson played the role of Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine in “Next To Normal” on Broadway.


Lea Michele was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award Winning musical “Spring Awakening” and is

currently starring in the critically acclaimed show “Glee” on FOX.


Mary Beth Peil currently recurs on “The Good Wife” on CBS.


Zal Owen performs the role of Motel on the National Tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” with Harvey Fierstein!


From our Two-Year Conservatory, Josh Evans just finished an international commercial campaign in Buenos Aires. He can also be seen in a Subway commercial.


Athena Ripka played a guest spot on 30 Rock, playing a young Jenna (Jane Krakowski).


Renita Croney wrapped a National M&M / Mars Commercial.


Jeremy Levy just booked 3 National Commercials including Labatt Beer!


Abdel Gonzalez recently shot the TV pilot “King of Hearts.”


Ali Larter was a series regular on NBC’s Hit Series “Heroes.”


Rutanya Alda recently completed a starring role on "Law & Order."


Melania Levitsky completed a production of "As You Like It" with the Tennessee Shakespeare Company

playing the part of Rosalind.


Annalaina Marks recently made her big screen debut co-starring with Patrick Dempsey in “Made of Honor”

and is appearing in a national Wheat Thins commercial!


Catherine Kim filmed “The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” with Matthew McConaughey.


Cady McClain has returned to “All My Children” to reprise the role of Dixie Martin.


Shevy Katan recently appeared in “Greetings From The Shore” with Paul Sorvino and Jay O. Sanders!


John-Paul Lavoisier is winning fans all over the country playing the role of Rex Balsam on ABC’s “One Life To Live.”


Linda Powell can be seen in a national commercial for Tyson Chicken, “I Think I Love My Wife”, alongside Chris Rock and Kerry Washington, and “American Gangster” with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe.


Reiko Aylesworth had a recurring role on the ABC hit “Lost”.


Two-time Academy Award Winner Dianne Wiest recently performed on Broadway in “All My Sons”

with Patrick Wilson, Katie Holmes and John Lithgow.



“Hounddog”, Starring Dakota Fanning, Piper Laurie, and David Morse, and Written and Directed by Deborah Kampmeier is now available on dvd!


Lynn Cohen reprised her role of Magda in the big-screen version of “Sex in the City” and recently appeared in

Charlie Kaufman’s “Synecdoche, New York” and on “Damages” with Glenn Close.


Boyd Gaines was recently seen in the Tony Award Winning Broadway plays “Journey’s End” and “Pygmalion.”


Phillip Casnoff was recently seen starring on Broadway in “Chicago,” playing the lead role of the smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.


Kerry Washington is appearing on Broadway  in David Mamet’s “Race”.  She recently appeared with Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland,” for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor. She was also in “I Think I Love My Wife” with Chris Rock and the summer blockbuster “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.” Kerry is also a national spokeswoman for L’Oreal Paris.


Kyra Sedgwick won a Golden Globe for her lead performance “The Closer”!!! Congratulations KYRA!!!!


Melissa Sagemiller is currently starring on NBC’s “Life.”


Victoria Clark won a Tony for her role in “Light in the Piazza” and recently appeared in “Follies” at City Center.


Judy Kuhn closed out the revival of “Les Miserables” in the role of Fantine on Broadway and recently

she performed in her own show promoting her new CD “Serious Playground.”


Academy Award Winner William Hurt appeared in “Into the Wild” and also in “The Incredible Hulk”

alongside Ed Norton and Tim Roth.

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