Featured Alumni Profiles
Otterbein Theatre & Dance alumni are working all over the world in many areas, from Broadway to Regional from TV to Film, backstage, onstage, and behind the scenes. Here are just a few currently making headlines. This page will be edited weekly, so check back often. View ALL Alumni Profiles.
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Cory Michael Smith
BFA Musical Theatre '09
Just released! The trailer for Olive Kitteridge, a new HBO miniseries Frances McDormond, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray and featuring Cory Michael Smith '09 (seen in the first 15 seconds of the trailer). WATCH NOW
Cory is also in Fox's new TV series Gotham based on the DC Comics characters, Cory plays Edward Nygma / The Riddler, a brilliant young forensic scientist working at Gotham PD with a penchant for speaking in, um, cryptic language.
BFA Musical Theatre '06
Daniel Everidge '06 is in the new Hunter Bell musical, Found, Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company's Linda Gross Theatre. The production, an original musical based on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been 'found' in the real world by every-day people, has an ensemble cast of 10.
BFA Acting '03
Catch Jeremy Bobb ('03) as Herman Barrow in The Knick on Cinemax. Based on the professional and personal lives of Dr. John W. Thackery and the staff at a fictionalized version of the Knickerbocker Hospital ("the Knick") in New York during the early part of the twentieth century.
BFA Musical Theatre '94
Daniel Knechtges, Tony Nominated Choreographer, Directed the
Off-Broadway play, Tail! Spin!, at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project.
BFA Acting '03
Michael Cassara ('02), a NY Casting Agent, wrote the forward to the new book, The Business of Show, that is available on Amazon.com.
BFA Design/Technology '88
T.J. Gerckens, Award winning Lighting Designer, returns to the Department of Theatre and Dance as Faculty Light Designer.
BFA Musical Theatre '02
Lindsay Nicole Chambers has been cast in the role of Lauren for the National Tour of Kinky Boots.
BFA Design Technology '12
Samantha is a Production Assistant for The Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theatre in New York.
BA Theatre '00
Robyn Henry, Associate Producer for Production Glue, a special events production company in the heart of New York City, spent Super Bowl XLVIII helping Nike to create memorable experiences for fans.
BFA Design Technology '09
Peter is an Audio Technician with Maryland Sound International based out of Baltimore, Maryland, which handles sound reinforcement needs for anything from a small meeting to Inaugurating the President of the United States.
In the News
James Scully '14 has been cast as one of the leads (Dylan Klebold) in the Off-Broadway production of The Erlkings, a play about the Columbine Shootings.
Sam Ray '14 will be playing the role of Ishmael in the Know Theatre's production of Moby Dick in Cincinnati.
Lili Froehlich '13 is currently performing with the Equity National tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Sandy Quinn '10 is a tailor for the NBC show The Blacklist.
The new National Tour of Flashdance has two Otterbein Theatre grads on staff: Travis Harty '10 is the Production Stage Manager and Kathryn Sykes '14 is a Production Assistant.
Aaron Ramey '98 has been cast in the new Hunter Foster musical, The Circus in Winter. He recently finished a run on Broadway as understudy for Robert in Bridges of Madison County. Aaron stopped by the Otterbein campus to share his expertise in vocal health and managing life as a performer.
Peter Dean '97 has just left his position at the New York Public Theatre to begin his new job as Production Manager at Bekeley Repertory Theatre. He leaves behind Otterbein grads Samantha Fremer '12 and Shelly Vance '13, both Production Assistants for the Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of King Lear, which featured Jeremy Bobb '03 as Oswald.
Kolby Kindle '10 has been cast as Curtis Jackson in the National Tour of Sister Act.
Michelle Leibrock '11 just finished working the wardrobe/wig crew for the Off-Broadway show Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story.
Jacob Ramey '13 has been hired as Technical Director for the Village Academy theatre program here in Columbus.
Maria Archer '14 was hired by FringeArts in Philidelphia as Office Manager. Maria completed her internship with the organization last fall.