Brandon Dirden

Brandon Dirden (MFA) was last seen on Broadway as Martin Luther King in the Tony Award- winning production of All The Way opposite Bryan Cranston. He has received Obie and Theatre World Awards and was nominated for the Drama League and Lucille Lortel Awards.

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Amanda Drinkall

Amanda Drinkall (BFA) recently had a featured role in Chicago Med on NBC. She will soon be seen in the world premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Mary Page Marlowe by Tracy Letts, a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize honoree for August Osage County.

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Nick Offerman

Nick Offerman (BFA) played the lead in A Confederacy of Dunces at the Huntington Theatre (Boston). The best-selling show in Huntington Theatre’s history, it is likely to transfer to London or Broadway. His 45-minute, dialogue-free commercial for a single-malt Scotch was a viral internet sensation of the 2015 holiday season.

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Tyrone Phillips

Alumni continue to “Perform for Chicago!” New City Stage (Chicago) just released its “Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” Tyrone Phillips (BFA), actor, director, and artistic director of Definition Theatre, and director at Writers Theatre, is ranked number 44. Tyrone is returning to Illinois Theatre for the 2016-2017 season to direct Dontrell, Who Kissed the…

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Dominic Fumusa

Dominic Fumusa (MFA) has one of the main roles in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He recently wrapped an acclaimed seven-year run as the long-suffering husband of the title character in Showtime’s hit series, Nurse Jackie.

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Robert Falls

Alumni continue to “Perform for Chicago!” New City Stage (Chicago) just released its “Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago” Robert Falls (BFA), artistic director of the Goodman Theatre, is ranked number 6. http://www.newcitystage.com/2016/01/15/players-2016-the-fifty-people-who-really-perform-for-chicago/  

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Shanola Hampton

Shanola Hampton (MFA) has appeared in several television series, such as Shameless, Reba, Popular, Scrubs, Criminal Minds, Related, and Miami Medical. She has also appeared in such films as The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Hanged Man, and You Again.

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Jon Michael Hill

Jon Michael Hill (BFA) was nominated for a Tony Award in 2010 for his performance on Broadway in Superior Donuts. He is currently one of the leads in the television series Elementary and is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member. Most recently performing in Constellations at Steppenwolf.

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