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Notable Alumni

Samantha Marie Ware - Actor

  • The Book of Mormon (Broadway)
  • Glee (TV Series)
  • Margot vs. Lily (TV Mini-Series)
  • Barry (2016 Movie)
  • Bull (TV Series)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
  • What/If (TV Series)
  • God Friended Me (TV Series)
  • The Lion King (Las Vegas)

Bex Marsh - Actor

  • Clemency (2019 Movie)
  • Outmatched (TV Series)
  • Teachers (TV Series)
  • American Housewife (TV Series)
  • For the People (TV Series)
  • Full Out (TV Mini-Series)
  • Former member of improv group Second City

Leif Gantvoort - Actor

  • The 60 Yard Line (2017 Movie) - Director and actor
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015 Movie)
  • The Amazing Spider Man (2012 Movie)
  • General Hospital (TV Series)
  • How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
  • S.W.A.T. (TV Series)

Christine Bolles - Scenic Artist

  • Empire (TV Show) - Twentieth Century Fox (Chicago, IL)
  • Chicago Shakespeare Festival (Chicago, IL)
  • Northlight Theatre Company (Skokie, IL)
  • Peninsula Players Theatre (Fish Creek, WI)

Chet Miller - Projection Engineer and Sound Designer

  • Manhattan Theatre Club (New York, NY)
  • Kennedy Center (Washington DC)
  • Disney World (Orlando, FL)
  • Papermill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ)
  • American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA)