Where did the 2012 TONY nominees go to school?

<p>The musical theatre threads always post things like this. So I figured why can't us theatre/drama people have some fun! Did this over my morning coffee...</p>

<p>Seems like being from England is quite an advantage! Maybe instead of paying for college... we should just move! (kidding)</p>

<p>Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Corden - ENGLISH, NO COLLEGE LISTED
Philip Seymour Hoffman- NYU/TISCH BFA
James Earl Jones- UNIVERSITY MICHIGAN (PRE-MED, NOT DRAMA MAJOR)
Frank Langella- SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY BA DRAMA
John Lithgow- HARVARD, LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC & ART</p>

<p>Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda- NYU/TISCH MFA
Tracie Bennett- ENGLISH, ITALIA CONTI ACADEMY THEARE ARTS
Stockard Channing- RADCLIFFE COLLEGE
Linda Lavin- COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Cynthia Nixon- BARNARD COLLEGE</p>

<p>Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Christian Borle- CARNEGIE MELLON
Michael Cumpsty- ENGLISH, HAILEYBURY COLLEGE, UNC CHAPEL HILL
Tom Edden- ENGLISH , NO ED FOUND
Andrew Garfield- ENGLISH, CENTER SCHOOL OF SPEECH & DRAMA
Jeremy Shamos- NYU/TISCH MFA</p>

<p>Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Linda Emond- UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, MFA
Spencer Kayden- NORTHWESTERN
Celia Keenan-Bolger- UNIVERSITY MICHIGAN BFA MT
Judith Light- CARNEGIE MELLON
Condola Rashad- NO ED FOUND</p>

<p>Condola Rashad got her BFA in Acting from CalArts.</p>

<p>I had thought for some reason that James Corden went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but I can’t at the moment find proof of that.</p>

<p>NYU Tisch is in the list three times, and Carnegie Mellon twice. University of Michigan is there twice as well, but that includes James Earl Jones studying pre-med.</p>

<p>But do look at the variety of people that have been succesful in theatre. Americans and Brits, degrees from a diversity of places, one without even a degree in theatre, and perhaps one or more with no college degree at all . . .</p>

<p>KEVP</p>

<p>For Best Lighting Design, 3 of the 4 nominees are Purchase grads.</p>

<p>Here are links to the threads from previous years …</p>

<p><a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/musical-theater-major/191291-where-2006-tony-nominees-went-school-not.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/musical-theater-major/191291-where-2006-tony-nominees-went-school-not.html</a>
<a href=“http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/theater-drama-majors/943894-where-2010-tony-nominees-went-school-not.html[/url]”>http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/theater-drama-majors/943894-where-2010-tony-nominees-went-school-not.html</a></p>

<p>Good lord. I was rehearsing a play, lunch waitressing, teaching a kiddies drama class at my mom’s church and in the throes of a hot and heavy new relationship when I did all that in the summer of '06. Where in the world did I find the time and energy??? Must’ve seemed important! LOL</p>

<p>Are there always this many actors who crossover from film to stage?</p>

<p>there’s quite a few on this list who have always done both alot in their careers. I imagine that the prevalence of film stars here is also an indication of how shows use “name” actors to draw in the audience.</p>

<p>There has always been a large crossover between film and stage. Those who have been nominated this year who also are familiar from their film/tv work, have been doing theatre for a long time.</p>

<p>In the UK particularly, actors tend not to specialize, the same actors tend to do film AND TV AND stage. It tends to be US actors that just specialize in one of the three.</p>