Alumni News

Justin Paul 
Currently composer of Dogfight (Second Stage Theatre, dir. Joe Mantello), A Christmas Story: The Musical! (National Tour, 5th Ave Theatre, scheduled for Broadway Fall 2012). Other credits: James and the Giant Peach (Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices, Goodspeed Musicals). Other works include: Edges (licensed by Music Theatre International, 150+ productions worldwide from South Korea and Australia to South Africa and the Philippines), Sesame Street, Johnny and the Sprites (Disney TV series), Duck for President and If You Give a Pig a Pancake (Theatreworks USA).

Honors include: 2011 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2011 Sundance Institute Fellowship, 2011 ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, 2011 ASCAP Songwriters Fellowship Award, 2007-2008 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, 2007 Jonathan Larson Award, 2010 Fred Ebb Award Finalists, Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, Dramatist Magazine's "50 to Watch." BFA University of Michigan, Musical Theatre.

Justin at MTC
Student age 10 – 18. Graduate of MTC classes, voice department, College-Bound program. MTC roles included Jesus in Godspell, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Billy in Anything GoesEdges produced by MTC MainStage.

Haley Bond 
Recently appeared with Award-winning composer John Bucchino at the Duplex in Greenwich Village. Off-Broadway credits include Baby Case (NYMF), US/UK: Misconceptions (Public Theatre), The Time of Your Life (Attic Theatre), Notes to Marianne (NAMT), Lippi: Pietore D'Amore (York Theatre). Regional: The King Stag (Long Wharf), The Music of Adam Guettel and Saint Ex (Weston Playhouse). BFA Emerson College, Musical Theatre; Professional Certificate Circle-in-the-Square.

Haley at MTC
Student age 11 – 18. Graduate of MTC classes, voice department, College Bound Program. MTC roles included Marion in The Music Man, Narrator in Joseph..., Godspell, Ermengarde in Hello, Dolly!

Daryl Wein 
Daryl's film Lola Versus recently had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been released nationally. Award winning New York based filmmaker. His debut narrative feature film, Breaking Upwards, was an official selection in the Narrative Competition at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. IFC Films released the film theatrically in 2010. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Brooklyn International Film Festival, as well as Best Narrative Feature Film, and the Audience Award at the Little Rock Film Festival. Previous films: Sex Positive (Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest Film Fest, official selection at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival), distributed by Regent Releasing; Unlocked (Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Gijon Film Festival in Spain and 20 other film festivals). It was voted one of the "Best Short Films in the World" by Indy Mogul. As an actor, Daryl has appeared in films including Breaking Upwards, The Hebrew Hammer and Porn n' Chicken. Television credits include Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU and Ed. Graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, USC School of Film and Television.

Daryl at MTC
Graduate of MTC classes, Senior Acting Ensemble. MTC roles included Moonface Martin in Anything Goes.

Mia Gentile 
Currently appearing in Off-Broadway in National Pastime at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Recent credits include Natalie in the regional premiere of Next to Normal, Missy in The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Winter Wonderettes (Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati), Maureen in Rent, Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown (CCM), and Millie in Throroughly Modern Millie (New London Barn Playhouse). Recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Cincinnati Acclaim Awards Panel. Graduate of the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM), BFA in Musical Theatre.


Mia at MTC
Student age 11 – 18. Graduate of MTC classes, voice department, College-Bound program. MTC roles include Dorothy in The Wiz, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Grace in Annie and Phyllis Dale in 42nd Street.

Jacob Heimer 
Currently appearing in The Fantasticks at Palm Beach Dramaworks in Palm Beach, FL. New York stage credits include As You Like It (Pulse Ensemble Theatre), Spoon River (Out of the Box), Displaced Wedding (West End Theatre) and readings with Second Stage and the Deconstructive Theater Project. Regional credits include A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (PlayGround Theater), Falsettos (Barrington Stage) and Actor, Lawyer, Indian Chief (Goodspeed Opera House). Film credits include Air on Shelves, America: The World's Most Annoying Friendand Angeline. BFA Acting, Syracuse University.


Jacob at MTC
Student age 8 – 18. Graduate of MTC classes, voice department, College Bound Program. MTC roles include Rooster in Annie, Abner Dillon in 42nd Street, Jacey Squires in The Music Man and Pharoh in Joseph . . .

Jeffrey Addiss 
Jeffrey Addiss first professional job was with Westport Playhouse at age 12. He graduated from NYU and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts with a degree in acting. Jeff has appeared in over 25 commercials as well as the TV show Lie to Me. He co-stars in the upcoming films Home, James and Light Years starring Allison Janey. On the stage he has performed around the country (including the Kennedy Center) and appeared in the world premiere of David Mamet's Keep Your Pantheon starring Ed O'Neill. Jeffrey is currently writing a film for Paramount Pictures and worked on a pilot for ABC studios. He has also become a teacher himself, and is an instructor with the Atlantic Theater Company in Los Angeles.

Jeffrey at MTC
"Music Theater of Connecticut and the wonderful people who work there laid the foundation for all the success I've had in my career," says Jeffrey. "The talented instructors at MTC love the performing arts and that excitement is infectious. Even fifteen years later I can't imagine doing anything else."

Michael Bloom 
Currently on national tour with Missoula Childrens' Theatre. Regional credits include Nanki Poo in The Mikado, George in Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Muhlenberg Summer Theatre), and Mr. Pinkerton in Pinkalicious at the Hartford Childrens' Theatre. 2010 Graduate on Muhlenberg College, dual BA in Economics and Theatre.

Michael at MTC
Graduate of MTC classes, voice department and College-Bound program. Intern at MTC 2002-2006.