Alumni Spotlight

The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to celebrating the successes of its alumni locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. 

Ken Howard
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 1:16am

Kent, OH – Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance is saddened to learn of the passing of alumnus and SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard.

Ken Howard graduated from Kent State University in 1999 with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting as the School of Theatre and Da...

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 3:43pm

Kent, OH – School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Dylan Ratell made his Broadway debut June 1 in "Chicago" at New York's Ambassador Theatre. Ratell, a 2014 graduate of Kent State's musical theatre program, portrayed Mary Sunshine in the national tour of the production this spring...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 3:18pm

Students and alumni of the School of Theatre and Dance's musical theatre program will perform at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on Fri., March 27, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. The one time only concert, "A Night With Kent State University," celebrates the School of Theatre and Dance'...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:57pm

School of Theatre and Dance alumna Therese "Tee" Boyich, who graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Musical Theatre, is the featured female vocalist in the theme song of the new Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." Since the series' debut on March 6, the theme song ha...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:35pm

Alumnus Dylan Ratell, a 2014 graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, has joined the national Equity tour of Chicago The Musical  in the role of Mary Sunshine. Ratell previously portrayed Mary Sunshine in Porthouse Theatre's 2011 production of Chicago. The tour stars John O'Hur...

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:28pm

Since the debut of its first season on Netflix on Fri., March 6, new series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has garnered rave reviews. Co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the show is executive produced by School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Jeff Richmond '85.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 3:33pm

Kent, OH – Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Tracee Patterson, ’13 MFA was presented with the Ambassador Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award on Sept. 17 at the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue held at Walsh University in North Canton. The award recogniz...

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:52pm

Kent, OH – Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Tracee Patterson, ’13 MFA was presented with the Ambassador Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award on Sept. 17 at the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue held at Walsh University in North Canton. The award recogniz...

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