Updated July 2016
The following is an update of the professional accomplishments of students I have taught and mentored in acting classes at the University of Alabama

Sonequa Martin plays starring or recurring roles on Network Television’s The Walking Dead, Once upon a Time, Army Wives, The Good Wife, and NYC 22, and has appeared twice as a guest star on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. She also starred in the Feature Film Toe to Toe (Sundance Film Festival honorable mention) as well as in regional commercials for the American Red Cross. She also starred in the play “Fetch Clay, Make Man,” which played in numerous regional theatres.

Sonequa Martin, Stephanie Mosely, Willie Williams and Dawoyne Alexander were all seen in the John Sayles’ film Honneydrippers.

Jake Boyd appeared in guest-starring roles in NBS’s The Sound of Music, 30 Rock (as the young Alec Baldwin), Law and Order, and in the CBS drama Blue Bloods. He also has recurring roles on the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? and All My Children. Jake has performed on Broadway as Joey Primo in the musical Rock of Ages, and Off-Broadway in Dogfight, directed by Joe Montello at Second Stage, The Last Smoker in America, at the Westside Theatre, Carrie the Musical and also played Will Parker in the National Touring Production of Oklahoma, as well as starring in the National Tour of Wicked.

Chelsea Cardwell appeared in the Lionsgate film What to Expect When You’re Expecting with Cameron Diaz and Chris Rock. She has a recurring guest starring role on Homeland on Showtime and a recurring supporting role on the Cinemax series Banshee, and recently appeared in VH1’s Hindsight.

Michael Luwoye is currently performing on Broadway as the alternate for Hamilton in Hamilton. Previously, he performed at the American Repertory Theatre in the World Premiere of Witness Uganda. He appeared most recently Off Broadway in Invisible Thread at the Second Stage Theatre, receiving a nomination for the Lucille Lortell award for Best Actor. He has also performed at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

Alexandra Ficken played a supporting role in the Universal Pictures remake of Endless Love and appeared in CBS Film’s The Duff. She is currently shooting The Originals for the CW network, and has guest starred on The Vampire Diaries and Vice Principals on HBO. She has performed leading roles in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Love and Warcraft and in the World Premiere production Bike America at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Sherlock Holmes at the Georgia Ensemble, and ThanksKilling The Musical, at the Garage Theatre.

Rebecca Kling has played supporting roles in the films The Comedian opposite Robert DeNiro and directed by Taylor Hackford, God’s Pocket opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by John Slattery, Outliving Emily, opposite Olympia Dukakis, and on television in Manhattan Love Story.

Nicholas Burroughs is appearing on Broadway as Angel in Kinky Boots (additionally understudying and performing in the leading role). He has also been featured on The Nick on Cinemax. 

Matt Lewis most recently appeared on ABC’s Resurrection, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, and ID Channel’s Swamp Murders. He is a regular performer with the Georgia Ensemble, Alliance Theatre, Stage Door Players, the Texas Shakespeare Festival, The stage Door Theater, Fabrication, and the Serenbe Playhouse. He also serves as Adjunct Instructor of Acting at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia., and has served as an Instructor of Acting at Stillman College in Alabama.

Thaddeus Fitzpatrick performed in the World Premiere of I and You by Lauren Gunderson at the Olney Theatre center in Washington, DC. He has also been seen on Television in commercials for the Video Music Awards.

Motel Foster performed in the U.S. premiere of A Human Being Died that Night at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He is currently in the MFA Acting Program at NYU’s TISCH School of the Arts.

Miranda Rivas appeared in the feature film White Girl (directed by Elizabeth Wood) and on television in NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura and Showtime’s Happyish.

Wallis Barton performed in Paramount Pictures Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, on television in Tosh.0, and in the independent film Dianne and Lloyd.

Caroline Schmidt has starred on the Discovery Channel Series Redrum and starred in Cabaret at Playhouse on the Park in West Hartford, CT. She has also performed in a national commercial for Subway, making her a singularly healthy performer.

Thaddeus Fitzpatrick, Abby Jones, John Paul Snead, and Jeffrey Horger performed Off- Broadway at the Harold Clurman Theatre and in Havana, Cuba at the Raquel Revuelta Theatre in the Cuban Office of Scenic Arts Production Alcestis Ascending.

Zach Stolz, Naomi Ambroise, Stephen Brunson, Amy Handra, Abby Jones, William Rowland, David Bolus, Sarah Jean Peters, Samuel Hardy, Michael Witherell, and Jeffrey Horger have performed in multiple productions at the nationally recognized Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

David Trump, Billy Green, and Matt Lewis have performed in multiple productions at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.

Matt Lewis, Peyton Conley, Laswson Hangartner, and Alexandra Ficken performed off- Broadway in the Drama Desk Award winning 59E59 Theatre in the play Hell: Paradise Found.

Chris Bellinger is a company member at the American Shakespeare Center.

Kelly Barberito performed in the National Tour of Cinderella.

Jessica May performed in the first international tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Katie Burton appeared on Television in Stranded on the Sci-Fi Channel.

Jonathan Hinnen appeared in Jurassic World, Trumbo (with Bryan Cranston), and Big Short (with Christian Bale).

Matthew Davis starred in My Stories at the Museum on the Travel Channel Network.

Erica Hansen performed a leading role for the National Touring production of Cats.

Laura Ballard performed in the National Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Taylor Coffman performed the role of Betsy for the Pranther Entertainment Group’s regional tour of Crazy for You, and has also been cast in their upcoming production of It’s a Wonderful Life.

Stephen Brunson has performed multiple roles at the American Shakespeare Center.

Jacob Valleroy performed as a company member at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival.

Andrea Love performed in the acting company at the Great American Melodrama in California and at Texas! the musical.

Natalie Riegel is performing as a company member at the Barter Theatre in Virginia.

Jason Keef has guest starred in episodes of CSI Miami and Eli Stone. He has also appeared in multiple productions for L.A.’s Glendale Center Theatre.

Stephen Tyler Davis is the Emcee of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not tour in Times Square, New York and performed in the national tour of Christmas Carol for TheatreWorks USA.

Michael Freeman toured with Theatreworks in the Junie B Jones National Tour and was one of three finalists for the role of “Shrek” in Shrek the Musical on Broadway.

Gia Asperas performed a featured role in The King and I at the Missouri Theatre.

Gaye Jeffers is Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Maegan McNerney is Assistant Professor of Acting at Furman University. She has also performed at the Seaside Repertory Theatre and served as Director of Education at the California Theatre Center.

Daniel Tracy is Assistant Professor of Theatre at North Georgia College and State University.

Willie Williams is Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Western Alabama

Sadie Magadanz is an Instructor of Acting and Speech at Northwest Mississippi City College.

Chris Hardin served as Assistant Professor of Acting at Austin Peay University

Jeremy Cox is Adjunct Acting Instructor at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

Amy Handra is the Education Coordinator for the Victoria Theatre Association.

Thomas Azar seved as an Equity company member of Theatreworks, a professional theatre in San Francisco. He spent the summer season of 2007 performing the leading role at the nationally recognized “Blue Jacket” in Ohio.  He has also worked professionally at California Shakespeare Theatre and other BayArea theatres.

Taylor Curtis has performed Off Broadway in The Best Party Ever at the Richmond Shepard Theatre and Sevens and Snake Eyes at the Red Room Theatre.

Anastasia Munoz has appeared in numerous productions at the nationally recognized Dallas Theatre Center and the Dallas Children’s Theatre.

Jay Jurden is a professional actor in New York, and has appeared in the feature film Service to Man, starring Keith David and Lamman Rucker.

Phoebe Allegra is an actor in Los Angeles, and recently starred in the Independent Feature Film The Videoblogs.

Wade Mowles performed in the National Tour of Virtual Me.

Thomas Walker is a company member of the Merry Go Round Playhouse in New York.

Peyton Conley is a company member of New Harmony Theatre in Evansville, Indiana.

Dianna Duffy starred in multiple productions for the Le Petit Theatre in New Orleans.

Cameron Bartell has performed at the Texas Musical Drama Festival, most recently as Claudio in Measure for Measure. He also played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet at the Greenbriar Valley Theatre.

Gia Asperas worked on Sideways at The La Jolla Playhouse under Des McAnuff.

Abigail Jones was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Macedonia in 2015

Darin Cabot has signed with the Artists Group in New York and is pursuing a career in acting. He is appearing in an Off-Broadway production of “Almost Maine” with the New York Deaf Theatre.

Erin Hutson performed in Rapunzel at the Birmingham Children’s Theatre.

Jaqueline Wheeler performed in the company of an Off Broadway Improvisational comedy troupe. She is currently in the MFA Acting Program at Michigan State University.

Reagan Dickey is a professional actor in Seattle, and has toured with Let’s Pretend Entertainment throughout the West Coast.

Allison Moy served was a company member at the prestigious Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

Blake McCorvey has had numerous major callbacks in New York, including the final callback for a lead in the National Tour of Dirty Dancing.

Taylor Bridges was the musical director for the Off Broadway play Underwear the Musical.

Taylor Curtis and Hunter Cain both performed with the Misfit Toys Improvisational Theatre Company, Off Broadway.

Crista Bergman has performed as an extra in numerous feature films. With this work, she has recently been admitted to the Screen Actor’s Guild.

Karina Croskrey performed has performed with the Renegade Theatre Company, the Walking Fish Theatre and the EgoPo Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.

Shannon Dionne made the final round of callbacks for a leading role in Hair for the recent Broadway revival.

Stephanie Mosely made the final round of callbacks for a leading role in the National Broadway Touring production of Drowsy Chaperone.

Allison Wilkes toured with Theatreworks USA on a six-month national tour. She is also building a prolific list of voice over credits.

Sarah Ondocsin was an acting company member at the California Theatre Center.

Corey Williams is furthering his training in the MFA Acting Program at Pace University in New York.

Emily Etheridge has signed with Professional Artists in New York and is pursuing a career in acting.

Blake Williams signed with Kevin Thompson Talent in New York and has been accepted to the Atlantic Theatre School professional actors training program.