Almost 300 talented young people have been members of Broadway Bound over the years. Read about a few of our "alumni" who have pursued careers in the performing arts following high school or college...
ANNA-LEE WRIGHT can now be seen in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre. She has performed internationally, singing Italian opera at the Venetian Sands Casino and Resort in Macau, China, as well as performing in the national tour of Miss Saigon as Yvette (and understudy for Gigi). She has also performed at many regional theatres, including productions of Miss Saigon at Ogunquit Playhouse and Riverside Theatre. Anna-Lee played Gladys in the premiere workshop of The Skin of Our Teeth with Kander and Ebb, right up to Fred Ebb's passing in 2004, and in 2013 performed in Hello, Dolly! with Bayoork Lee and Lee Roy Reams in NYC in association with the National Asian Artists Project. She is also the choreographer for Piggy Nation, an original Off-Broadway children's musical playing at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in Times Square. Anna-Lee has numerous television and commercial spots under her belt, most recently dancing in the New York Lottery commercial series. A graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School and apprentice with Ann Reinking's Broadway Theatre Project for four years, Anna-Lee continues to live and work in NYC. (Updated 4/21/17)
KELSEY (CHOW) ASBILLE can be seen in the summer 2017 release Wind River starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Previously, she was cast in the pilot for action-adventure drama Hieroglyphics, which was commissioned by the FOX network, and portrayed Tracy Stewart during the 2015-2016 season of MTV's Teen Wolf. She played Gigi Silveri for three seasons on the CW's One Tree Hill, three seasons as Mikayla Makoola on Disney XD's Pair of Kings, played Matisse Burrows in the Disney Channel Movie Den Brother and guest-starred on the Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Her film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), The Wine of Summer (2012), and Run (2012). Kelsey also appeared in the Coca Cola Fresh Young Filmmaker's Award short Scrooge in 2009. (Updated 9/9/17)
HARRY KATZMAN currently resides in Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Michigan's Musical Theatre department. Television and film credits include the ABC Family series Kevin From Work (Greg) and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (George) on The CW, and he will appear opposite Ellen Barkin in the upcoming TNT drama series Animal Kingdom (Jonah Gibbons). Later this year, Harry can be seen in theaters as Louis Hammerschmidt in the feature film The Outskirts staring Victoria Justice. Other credits include Duvid (PBS) and Seussical (Horton), Damn Yankees (Sohovik), and Fiddler on the Roof (Motel) at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont. Harry is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. (Added 5/25/16)
JORDAN SAMUELS is currently in rehearsals for the "Rafiki National Tour" of The Lion King after completing the North American Tour of Newsies (and appearing in Newsies: The Broadway Musical, which was filmed live at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre). His other credits include Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Broadway; appearances on One Life to Live, Fried Dynamite, and television commercials for McDonald's, US Cellular and Sears, as well as print and motion picture work. Jordan toured Europe in summer 2013 with Rasta Thomas' "Bad Boys of Dance" company. (Updated 9/9/17)
SYDNEY HOUGH graduated in 2012 from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre Performance. Her favorite roles at CCU were Wendla Bergmann in Spring Awakening and CB's Sister in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. While attending CCU, Sydney also worked professionally for Dublin Worldwide / Spirit Productions at The Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Among her seven credits with Spirit are Pickles in The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Annabella/Margaret/Pamela in The 39 Steps; and a vocalist in Rock Around the Clock. Sydney was recently under contract with D&G Entertainment Design and appeared as a vocalist/dancer in "Rockin' the Decades"; "Got Country"; "Eternal Jamnations: Lost Souls"; and "Night Terrors" for Carowinds Theme Park's 2013 Summer/Halloween season, then was seen in Carowinds' "Kickin' Country" show, which was chosen as the first production in the park's new Harmony Hall Marketplace in 2014. She currently is the drama teacher for Rawlinson Road Middle School in Rock Hill, S.C. www.sydneyhough.com (Updated 9/9/17)
RACHEL KOPROWSKI appeared in Season 1 of HBO's Eastbound & Down; other recent credits include the film The Ultimate Life and the CBS series Under the Dome. A 2013 "graduate" of Broadway Bound, Rachel is now living in France, where she is dancing as a cast member at Disneyland Paris. (Added 2/7/14)
HEATHER STOKES is a 2013 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York City, where she majored in Dance Theatre. That same year, she appeared in the ensemble of Once Upon a Mattress (understudying the role of Lady Larkin) with the Fireside Dinner Theatre in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Heather recently served as choreographer for the "Broadway at USC" Musical Theatre Workshop at the University of South Carolina. (Updated 9/9/17)
BART MATHER graduated from the Boston Conservatory in May 2012. While in Boston, he appeared in Prometheus Bound at American Repertory Theater with Gavin Creel, Lea Delaria and many other fantastic performers. Also at A.R.T., he was in their disco smash The Donkey Show for over three years and served as dance captain of the production. After moving to NYC, he worked on a new musical titled The Mudge Boy with the legendary Donna McKechnie. He recently played Charlie Bonds in the McCarter Theatre's nationally recognized production of A Christmas Carol and will be setting sail with Holland America Cruise Line this summer. (Updated 1/6/14)
ALLISON ALTMAN has been seen in productions at Ensemble Studio Theatre in collaboration with Youngblood and the EST Director Resident Program, and the Ars Nova ANT Festival. She recently finished production on a new web-series, Compulsive Love, by Adam Szymkowicz and starred in Missed Connections by Catya McMullen (Sam French Award 2013). She has done marketing and literary review for Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Allison has worked regionally at PlayMakers Repertory Theatre (Nicholas Nickleby, Pride and Prejudice, Amadeus). Other credits include Twelfth Night (Fiasco Theatre Company) and Mary Brigit Poppleton Is Writing a Memoir (New York Fringe Festival/Encore Series). Allison is an alumnus and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Since graduating NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2008, EMILY FLOYD has frequented NYC's off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway stages in roles such as Ophelia in Hamlet, Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Joan of Arc in Goodtime Charley and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has also been featured in numerous web series, short films, and music videos, and wrote, produced, and starred in her own original webseries, This Is Art, which was released in 2013. www.emilyfloyd.net
ELIZABETH BAYS is a graduate of the William Esper acting studio's two-year professional program. In fall 2012, she played Penelope in Motherboard: A Post Apocalyptic Epic at Long Island City's Secret Theatre, and she also played the Maidservant in Andromache in New York's Ancient Drama Festival. In 2009, she was an acting intern at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, N.H., where she played Luisa in The Fantasticks and also appeared in The Producers, She Loves Me and South Pacific. Elizabeth holds a B.A. degree in Theatre Performance from the College of Charleston. www.elizabeth-bays.com
JENNY McCORMICK performed in the New York premier of Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy as a member of the Bats Acting Company at The Flea, one of NYC's leading Off-Off-Broadway theaters. She also appeared in the original cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie: Student Edition with Music Theatre International and the International Thespian Festival. (Updated 6/23/14)
JOHN ST. CROIX attended Coastal Carolina University, graduating with a degree in Dramatic Arts. He has worked with several regional theatres across the East Coast, including The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and most recently played Guildenstern in Hamlet at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. Now living in New York City, John is working, auditioning and "still attempting to be Broadway Bound"!