Dramatic Arts Alumni

Bobby Moynihan

Bobby Moynihan

Class of ’99
Actor, comedian, impressionist
Cast member on Saturday Night Live for nine seasons and starred in CBS show, Me, Myself and I.
Article: uconnalumni.com
(Photo/Bobby Moynihan)

Austin Stowell

Austin Stowell

Class of ’07
Actor
Known for roles in Dolphin Tale, its sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, Whiplash, and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies.
Article: dailycampus.com
(Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart

Class of ’94
Actress, puppeteer, and voice-over talent.
(Photo: muppet.wikia.com)

Ron Paolillo

Ron Paolillo

Class of ’72
Actor
Best known as "Horshack” in Welcome Back Kotter.
(Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Thomas Brazzle

Thomas Brazzle

MFA Acting Class of '14
Founder and artistic director of Whet Ink Productions, a multi-media and theatre production company that drives to affect humanity through truthful, rarely told and new stories to enrich understanding and acceptance or marginalized individuals.

Olivia Saccomanno

Olivia Saccomanno

MFA Acting Class of '14
Co-founder of Four Walls and a Stage is a group of innovative, collaborative theatre artists committed to telling diverse, human-centric stories with a focus on women and the LGBTQ+ community.
oliviasaccomanno.com

Anna Woodruff

Anna Woodruff

BA Theatre Studies Class of '00
MFA Candidate in the Dramaturgy at Columbia University. She has worked at the Lark Play Development Center, American Conservatory Theater, and SoHo Rep. Anna is an Education Apprentice at the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Nick Dillenburg

Nick Dillenburg

MFA Acting Class of '08
Most noted for his role as C.O. Blake in Orange is the new Black. Recently closed Mary Page Marlowe at Second Stage.

Tabatha Gayle

Tabatha Gayle

BFA Acting Class of '18
Co-creator of Misogynior, a play performed at the Ars Nova ANT FEST exploring the oppression of black women using the media, society and real life events.
Tabatha's Website

Chris Barreca

Chris Barreca

BFA Class of '79
Won the 2014 Tony Award for his lighting design for Rocky, The Musical

Matt Iacozza

Matt Iacozza

BFA Class of '14
Freelance scenic and costume designer and assistant designer living in New York City.
mattiacozza.com

Greg Purnell

Greg Purnell

BFA in Design and Technical Theatre '12; MFA in Digital Media and Design '13
A media, projection, and lighting designer based in New York City. Greg has managed and designed projects for Arc3design, Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Boston Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Science Center, Gampel Pavilion, StegaStudio, and Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
gregpurnell.com

Greg Fuscaldo

Greg Fuscaldo

BFA Class of '13
On tour in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with FELD Entertainment as a programmer, broad op and electrician for Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy.
http://gregoryfuscaldo.wix.com

Alex Goldberg

Alex Goldberg

BFA Class of '10
Touring with Pilobolus Dance Theater's show Shadowland in Europe.
alexgoldbergdesign.com

Jackie Burns

Jackie Burns

Class of '02
Broadway actress
Stars as Elphaba in Wicked and as Menzel’s standby in ‘If/Then.’ That gig turned into a star role in the touring production.
Article: today.uconn.edu
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Paige Turco

Paige Turco

Class of ’88
TV and film actress
Aka Jean Paige Turco. She is best known for playing April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.
(Photo by Kristin Hoebermann)

Daniel Joseph “Dan” Lauria

Daniel Joseph “Dan” Lauria

Class of ’92
TV, stage, and film actor
Known for portraying the father on the TV series,
The Wonder Years.

Joe Jung

Joe Jung

MFA Acting Class of '04
Joe has performed on numerous NY stages, specifically in Broadway's Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson as well as regionally in Bright Star at the Old Globe. He returned to CRT most recently in the Grapes of Wrath

Oliver Butler

Oliver Butler

BA Theatre Studies Class of '00
Founder and co-artistic director of an Obie award winning Brooklyn-based company, The Debate Society.

Colleen Labella

Colleen Labella

BFA Acting Class of '14
Co-founder of Four Walls and a Stage is a group of innovative, collaborative theatre artists committed to telling diverse, human-centric stories with a focus on women and the LGBTQ+ community.
colleenlabella.com

Colby Lewis

Colby Lewis

MFA Acting Class of '14
Actor and producer, known for One Tree Hill , If I Loved You and The Screw. Stars as Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Chicago Hamilton. He also plays Terry McNeal in the TV series Chicago Med.

Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels

MFA Acting Class of '08
Voice Actor most known for his work on Audible Books. Listed as narrator of the year in 2012.
luke-daniels.com

Sam Kebede

Sam Kebede

MFA Acting Class of '17
Co-creator of Misogynior, a play performed at the Ars Nova ANT FEST exploring the oppression of black women using the media, society and real life events.
samkebede.com

Paul Yeates

Paul Yeates

MFA Class of '14
Visiting Professor of Lighting and Scenic Design at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
pyeatesdesign.wix.com

Erika Johnson

Erika Johnson

BFA Class of '13
Gilbert Hemsley Intern, working for the Lincoln Center Festival, the San Francisco Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance, and the New York City Ballet.
erikatherese.wixsite.com/designportfolio

William Albertelli

William Albertelli

BFA Class of '13
Lighting Design Group of NYC: currently one of the company’s 50/50 Assistant Lighting Directors, dividing his responsibilities between the NY Bloomberg Studios, where he helps manage the day to day operations, and the company’s Systems Department.

Kwame Tucker

Kwame Tucker

BFA Class of '11
Head Electrician for the national tour of Sister Act, The Musical.

Dan Rousseau

Dan Rousseau

BFA Class of '08
Won his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design for NBC Nightly News: Decision 2012 – Election Night Coverage from Democracy Plaza.