Alumni Career Highlights

Academy graduates are regularly working on groundbreaking stage and screen projects all over the world, and we’re thrilled to share a sampling of their stories.

The nominees for the BroadwayWorld 2019 Regional Awards in Los Angeles recognized two alumni for their exceptional theatre work. Mike Bingaman, a 2015 graduate, was nominated for Leading Actor in a Play, Local for for his role as Romeo in the Group Rep's staging of Romeo & Juliet. The reimagined production was set in pre-World War II Berlin where Romeo is a German boy and Juliet is a Jewish girl. Additionally, 2017 graduate Jade Santana earned a nomination for Featured Actress in a Play after appearing in Open Fist Theatre Company's production of Anna in the Tropics.

Veteran actor and comedian M. Emmet Walsh, a 1961 alumnus, appeared in the hit film Knives Out as eccentric groundskeeper Mr. Proofroc. His next project, an independent film called The Mimic, is in post-production.
(L-R) Mike Bingaman, Jade Santana, M. Emmet Walsh, Jonathan Steiger

After spending time as an usher for the hit Broadway show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, 2014 graduate Jonathan Steiger will join the San Francisco cast as Scorpius, the bewildered son of Draco Malfoy. His previous theatre experience includes the US national tour of Skippy John Jones; Snow What?! and the workshop of Douglas Carter Beane’s Robin Hood.

Shereen Walker, who graduated in 2014, filmed a recurring role for the television thriller Penance in Dublin, appearing opposite the lead in three episodes. She also starred with Elliot Barnes-Worell (Ready Player One) in the dystopian sci-fi film The Strangers, which imagines a dark vision of a post-World War III England.

The Amazon Prime series Dark/Web features a guest star role for 2009 alumnus Ashley Key. Her other recent credits include the Netflix film Circle and the award-winning web series The Vault, on which she also served as a producer. She has also been a participant in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
(L-R) Shereen Walker, Ashley Key, Connor Delves, Angelica Briones

Connor Delves, a 2016 graduate, was announced as one of three founding Artistic Directors for the Australian Theatre Festival in New York City. Delves and fellow Company alumna Jillian Geurts will launch the Festival in May 2020, featuring Australian theatre, live music, visual art and an industry panel.

The found-footage thriller Dead Voices, scheduled for release October 2020, features 2007 alumna Angelica Briones alongside Lochlyn Munro (Riverdale). Following two sisters making a documentary about mediums for a college final, the film is currently being submitted to festivals. In the past year, she has also appeared in the independent films From the Depths and Blade: The Iron Cross.