Accomplishments of Brookwood Alumni

              Be sure to check out some of the links following individual's names

 

Audrey Beauchamp-has become the face of Second City on billboards throughout Chicago as well as being a member of Second City Ensemble.

Mary Nye Bennett is an active Atlanta Performer and director of Education and Development at Atlanta Lyric Theatre http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Mary-Nye-Bennett/

Chelsea Belcastro is an Atlanta actor and appeared in the Lyric Theatre's production of West Side Story as Anita.

Amelia Denese Blanton 2008 is currently a cast member at Disneyland in Orlando, Fla.

Jennifer Bowles: 2000 Off Broadway, National Tours, Pre-Broadway Currently on tour in Matilda  http://www.broadwayworld.com/people/Jennifer-Bowles/

Kimberly Brannan Rentz teaches preschool music

Tad Cameron  performed in Kennesaw State University's productions of Into the WoodsParade and Spring Awakening 

Ann Carter: WJHL Anchor, Bristol, Tenn

Mandy Clay McGee after majoring in Music Therapy teaches EBD self-contained and uses music with her students

Rebecca Clay Smith 1992 is an elementary general music teacher at Pharr ES and children's choir director at Snellville UMC

Sarah Cooke is a freelance accompanist and event pianist.

Brian Cono is a musician and owner/operator at www.BrianCono.com and general manager at B.C. Music and Entertainment

Erin Considine 1991: Atlanta Region Performer most recently appearing in the Aurora Theatre production of Into the Woods.

Barbara Corry Watson 1991 has directed and played piano for various church children and youth choirs in addition to playing for weddings.

Grant Cowan specializes in singer/songwriter piano pop with solid roots in blues and jazzGrant Cowan consistently charms audiences with his signature brand of jazz influenced piano pop. With impressive and genre-blending facility on piano, a warm and shining vocal tone, and a wonderful sense of humor, Grant brings spectacular energy to his live show. His insightful and clever lyrics create a wonderful and refreshing pop authenticity. Grant Cowan's anthems to youth are a sparkling contrast to the sophisticated, clean production of his debut EP Cover to Cover. His playful and moving pop tunes are the perfect backdrop for a night drive in Georgia, your first kiss, or the coming of age movie about your life. Driving pop beats, jazz inspired horns, and soulful piano: your new favorite song is on this record. http://www.grantcowanmusic.com/

Galen Crawley-performed the leading role in Aurora Theatre's production of Mary Poppins for which she won a Suzi for Best Actress 2014 and has been very busy throughout the Atlanta theatre community.  She currently can be seen in the national commercial for Zaxby’s as an excited autograph seeker.

Sally Cox Walsh 1990 is a voice teacher who also teaches Kindermusik and preschool music

Robert Cunningham 2014 will be in Northwestern Wirtz Center's summer production of HAIR the Musical! In addition, he just finished being in a student written musical called DEVOTED. Lastly, is completing the Acting for Screen Module at Northwestern University.
Chris Damiano 1991-Since leaving Chicago and a production of The Million Dollar Quartet, Chris has returned to Atlanta and performed with Georgia Ensemble, Aurora Theatre, and The Lyric Theatre. This summer he will again join The Million Dollar Quartet at the Gateway Playhouse on Long Island for a  June run.

Amanda Hoffman 2008: Just finished performing the role of Micaela in Bizet's opera Carmen at the 2017 Bay View Music Festival. She currently sings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and continues to audition for opera companies and young artist residency programs nationwide. She sings weddings, funerals, and other church services, and continues to run her own private music studio.

Nicole Delk Hooper 1990 teaches third grade at Auburn Elementary School in Barrow County.  An "Arts Now" school where music is incorporated into all subjects across the curriculum.

Lori Dempsey Heren 1993 is a music teacher at Hebron Weekday Preschool and a member of the Praise Team Choir at FBC Snellville

Keri Leigh Dennis has traveled throughout the states and internationally singing on tour.  With mission trips she sang at The World's Fair, The Olympics, Handel's Messiah at the Dome and continues to be a part of Praise Teams.

Rocky Desai 1994 continues to freelance as a lighting technician with multiple companies in Atlanta having recently returned from ten years in Las Vegas.  He is a roadie who works cooperate shows, and concerts with major big name bands and artists.

Avery Leigh Draut sings with the band Wanda in Athens, Ga and was recently nominated by Flagpole Magazine as Upstart of the Year.

Patti Dunn Simmons continues to work in the entertainment industry and currently has several national commercials for AT&T, Shaw flooring among others. 

Denny Elkins 1994 Teacher and continues to you diction and articulation every day!

Jennifer Ferrin: TV As the World Turns; Broadway 39 Steps TV Hell on Wheels.  Most recently she has had a reappearing role in The Knick.  She can be seen in the film Mosaic in 2017

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1289484/

Elliot Folds 2012 recently graduated from Kennesaw State University where he had leading roles in Into the Woods, Parade and Spring Awakening.  He will joining The Aurora theatre’s apprentice program for 2016-2017.

Miro Gomez 1995 currently teaches music and theatre at West Hall Middle School and is a professional musician performing with orchestras in the south east.

Gretchen Gordon-Atlanta actor/performer

Nathan Hesse has been selected as an apprentice with the Shakespeare Tavern for 2016-2017.

Amanda Hoffman 2008: Recently finished performing the role of Micaela in Bizet's opera Carmen at the 2017 Bay View Music Festival. She currently sings with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and continues to audition for opera companies and young artist residency programs nationwide. She sings weddings, funerals, and other church services, and continues to run her own private music studio.

Emily Holden is a recent graduate of Harding University teaches piano Searcy Community School of Music.

Katie Howard is a professional choral scholar singing at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn.

Jessica Hudson Robinson 2002 continues to sing with a group the Crossroads Praise band every weekend at FUMC, Colorado Springs.

Jenna Jones recently performed in the New Depot Players production of The Boys Next Door and will be featured this summer in a concert version of The Wizard of Oz as Glinda

Rachel Kay Kirk is a teacher who teaches third graders many concepts through song in the classroom.

Gretchen Knight 2004 Choral director at The Academy for Performing and Visual Arts at Davis Middle School

Jana Kratz Ritchie 1989 has sung with the ASO and led music in VBS in addition to teaching elementary, middle school, and high school chorus. Additionally she has taught in community music schools, private schools and college. She continues to teach piano and has played for musical theatre, accompanied chorus, and vocalists.

Joe LaMattina1991 Creative Director at NSM Creative, LA Film Industry

Bob Lanoue Atlanta actor in film, TV and on stage. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2715236/

Andy Leary 1993 freelance artist, L.A. film industry

Anna Lee recently graduated from KSU with a degree in Theatre and Performance Studies. She currently works as a Stage Manager and Sound Designer around Atlanta. She  was  a sound designer at KSU as well as board opperator. I've worked with Alliance Theatre Education, Aurora Theatre, and currently with Impulse Repertory Company

Laura Lindahl 1992: Big Lots, National Christmas Commercials and Print, Chicago and L.A Regional Performer, has taught theatre at Brookwood High School for three years.

Matt Lindahl 1993: TV, Film Billy, The Early Years TV production Nashville

Sarah Lindahl 1995: Theatre teacher West Hall High School; West Hall Teacher of the Year and Georgia Thespians Teacher of the Year.

Eric (Petz) Matheny 1991-continues to be spokesperson for Rooms to Go in additon to doing tv and film work http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558426/

Melissa Manning-Henderson-performer and dancing instructor in Orlando

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558426/

Angel Manwiller Lynch 1990 is a soloist at her church.

Barian McCoy Zwemke 1990 helps lead worship at the church that Rod Zwemke pastors. In the past she has helped lead music in the Children's ministry.

Andrew McCullen 1999 has performed with various choirs and choruses including UGA Men's Glee Club and the 2000 Super Bowl Choir. As a musician he has sat in and filled in for various bands in a backup vocals or rhythm guitar role. He has taught beginning guitar and continues to perform in the community.

Karen McKee Redinger 1991 Performed at Walt Disney World for fourteen years and now is the Current Owner/Director of Clermont Academy of Dance

Dustin McKeelen: N.Y. Stella Adler Faculty, Performer/Director

Marcy Meredith has taught voice and piano privately at all levels.  She also has sung on all the big stage in Atlanta and had the privilege to sing under the direction of conductors and choir masters from all over the world.  She is a speech therapist who uses her skills to improve the lives of adults and children so they can use their voices to communicate for daily activities.

Lindsay Mushett NY actor/director http://www.lindsaymushett.com/ Linsay recently graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts Conservatory and has been a part of their Company program.

James Farel Nall lll Captain USA Champion of Freedom, stunt performing daredevil of Liberty producing The Flaming Phoenix of Freedom this July 2nd at the mcfreedomfarm.com for the 5th annual Flaming Festival of Freedom and the Jump and Burn for Trump and Bernie Anti Establishment Rally

Dee Norman 1996 has taught and directed 6-12th grade theatre at the American School Foundation of Monterrey in Mexico for 8 years and will begin teaching middle school theatre in Dubai at The American School.

Chris Otwell 1991: LA Film Industry

Rishik Patel 2009  is performing in The Dinner Detective (Atlanta Troupe) as actor, host, and co-host. He continues acting in numerous short films and is in the feature film Keeping Up WithThe Jones to be released in 2016. He also can be seen in the second episode of Powers on the Sony Playstation Network.

Courtney Patterson is an Atlanta performer who has had extensive experience in TV, Film and Stage.  She has worked at numerous Atlanta theatres and more information can be found at http://www.courtneypatterson.net/Courtney_Patterson/home.html

Jennifer Plasman Holloway 1995, since graduating from BHS, has had an international career performing at the following Opera the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera, LA Opera, Teatro Colón (Argentina), The Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Festival Opera (England), English National Opera, Teatro Real (Madrid), Opera National de Bordeaux, Theatre du Capitole (Toulouse, fr), Semperoper Dresden, Israeli National Opera, New National Theater (Tokyo), as well as a many more... and some brand new ones this season.  She has debuted  a number  of roles and has switched from Mezzo to Dramatic Soprano repertoire!   She is known for her singing but also has become known as one of the best and most honest singer/actors in her field!  She says, “I owe so much of that to BHS Advanced Production.”  To learn more about Jennifer, visit her website. www.jenniferholloway.com.   

Chris Reagin uses his technical theatre skills at Mount Zion, Snellville

Amy Robach 1991-continues to be a news anchor and host on Good Morning America, She recently was awarded the distinguished journalist award from UGA.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Robach

Lisa Roberts is married to a musician and continues to sing with family and friends.

Matthew Ringer 2002 is worship leader at Church of the Messiah in Canton Ga. and continues to sing and dance with his children every day.

Jonathon Runyon: TV Mad Men,Modern Family http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2355300/

Stephen Santana is worship ministry leader at Lilburn Assembly of God

Christian Samuelson is president of XrossPoint LLC, a live event permanent installation service.

Eva Schultz 2006 Lead vocalist for Eva Rose and the Bottom Line.  Signed to east Coast Entertainment and session/recording artist on the side.  www.evarosemusic.com

Tiffany Scott Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman theatre and many others

Ian Schwaner spent his senior year with Oregon Ballet Theatre as an apprentice, dancing full time.  He is now a graduate of UNC school of Arts and is joining the San Diege Ballet

Vicky Soto Kolterman 2000 is a voice teacher currently singing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  She is an elementary music specialist for Belwood Elementary in Gordon County and was the Middle School Choral director for Ashworth Middle School

Sally Jane Smithwick 1990: Nashville. Songwriter/Performer featured in the movie To Late

Danny Stanton 1984: National and International Tours

Christy Stewart Hauert 1996 taught middle school chorus for 11 years and is currently the Choral Director and Musical Theatre Director at East Coweta High School in Sharpsburg.

Leslie Stewart Summer 1990 Has been teaching for twenty one years and is currently the director of Theatre and Drama at North Oconee High School. 

Parker Stockman, adjunct instructor at FGCU is also a published writer who recently did a TEDxTalk.

Katie Svela Crews 2002 is currently owner/teacher of Vela Studio where she teaches classical and musical theatre.  She also teaches younger students acting lessons as well.  During the summers she teaches several musical theatre camps throughout the Montgomery area.  Her goal is to off arts for students who are looking to become serious contenders in the industry.  In addition to coaching students learn vocal pedagogy, how to audition, how to seek out representation, and how to perform music.

Denton Tarver 1990: NY Performer/Theatre Instructor

Cammie Thompson Stephens 1986 is Executive Director for and participant in The Michael O'Neal Singers, a 150 voice auditioned chorus based in Roswell.

Todd Thompson 1989  is the owner of a production company and a producer and director of live events.  Additional information is available at this website www.penchantproductions.com

Jasmine Thomas 2011 is an apprentice with the Horizon Theatre 2016

Sarah Turner recently choreographed Aurora Theatre’s productions of Les Miserables and Into the Woods

David Weber 1991: Atlanta Regional Performer, theatre instructor L.A.  David has complete grad school at CSULB.  He is a teaching artist with Looking Glass Theatre Company.

Corinne Weintraub 2011 Currently the Theatre for the Very Young Coordinator and Family Programs Assistant at the Alliance Theatre.

Lindsey Welch Poulnot 2004 is an elementary music teacher at Social Circle Primary and Elementary school.

Sean C. White graduated from The University of the Arts and is returning to the Ocean City Theatre as Flotsam in The Little Mermaid as well as performing in their children’s series. He was also featured in the Original Cast Recording of Field Hockey Hot by Michael Ogborn (which can be found online at michaelogborn.bandcamp.com/album/field-hockey-hot) He also performed in several cabarets at 54 Below in NYC. On June 5th at 54 Below he will be part of the chorus of a concert version of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Josh Grisetti.

Jonathan Williams-Atlanta actor and writer

Lauren Williams  2002. Talent Agent at ICM Partners in Los Angeles. Some of my clients include: Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton and Skull Island), Pablo Schreiber (The Brink, Orange is The New Black), Taissa Farmiga (Wicked City), Italia Ricci (Chasing Life), Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie), Joy Bryant (Parenthood), Trai Byers (Empire), Alfred Enoch (How to Get Away with Murder)

Michael Wright is currantly teaching orchestra at Ola and Union Grove High Schools in McDonough, Ga.  Over the past few years he has continued to perform in community theatre, most recently in a production of Spamalot.

 

 

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