School of Theatre, Spring Awakening, 2013
Congratulations to the Florida State University School of Theatre Musical Theatre Program for making Playbill’s Broadway Big 10 in 2015. Currently, the BFA Acting Program lists among the top 5 best in the country according to OnStage Blog. FSU School of Theatre was named by Playbill as one of the top ten colleges currently represented by alums in Broadway productions on stage now. Fifteen FSU alums are in or will be in shows on Broadway this season. FSU is one of only three public universities that made the list.
In addition to these working artists, School of Theatre alums can be seen on stage in national tours and regional theatres across the country. School of Theatre alums include winners of the Grammy Award, Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and much more and are represented in all fields of entertainment.
“The School of Theatre at Florida State has been bridging the gap between education and the profession for over forty years. In true Seminole spirit, these fine artists stand on the shoulders of so many that have come before and pave the way for those yet to come. They definitely have the strength to lead skills to succeed and the character to make a difference in the arts.”
— Cameron Jackson, Executive Director of the Florida State University School of Theatre
Excerpt below courtesy of PlayBill
What does it take to land a Broadway show? Hard work, talent, luck – all backed up by a good education. As part of Playbill.com’s Back to School week (#BwayBacktoSchool), we have combined our past Schools of the Stars features that track where major members of the cast and creative team on each Broadway show went to college, along with a bit of added research, to present the top 10 colleges currently represented on Broadway (plus honorable mentions). We have also included a few performers from shows that will be opening during the upcoming season.