Alumni

Andy Mientus—ACT ONE grad/ Summer Camp Teacher, University of Michigan Musical Theatre—has been cast in NBC’s hit show, SMASH!  He will play Kyle, the aspiring playwright from  Brooklyn.  Andy played Hanschen in the First National Tour of Spring Awakening.  He toured South Korea in the new musical, Academy.  Andy played Mark in Rent, won awards as the star of Shine in the New York Music Theatre Festival, and just finished his run in Broadway’s Carrie,the Musical
Vanessa Reseland—ACT ONE grad, Summer Camp Teacher/Starving Artist Mentor, Penn State Musical Theatre, singer/songwriter in new, Brooklyn Indie band, WIFEY.  Starred in The All for Nots, an internet series produced by Michael Eisner.  Played young Edie in Grey Gardens at the Cape Playhouse in Cape Cod and Betty in Sunset Boulevard at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Courtney McKeown—ACT ONE grad, Summer Camp Teacher, BFA in Music DePaul University, Masters in Music Northwestern University.  Credits include: Stéphano in Roméo et Juliette, Countess Ceprano (covering Maddalena) in Rigoletto, and Suzy in La rondine,  Young American Artists Program at Glimmerglass Opera ”Le nozze di Figaro”.
Lindsay Erb Miserandino—ACT ONE grad/Starving Artist Mentor, BA Grove City and MA from NYU in Theatre Education.  General Manager for Rosie’s Theatre Kids, Rosie O’Donnell’s non-profit outreach program for NYC kids.  She helps to lead a staff in developing and implementing innovative music theater programs that RTKids brings to New York City public schools and that now serves more than 1700 students a year. Lindsay will receive a scholarship to attend MIT’s Sloan School of Management executive certificate program in management and leadership.
Maggie Carr – ACT ONE grad/Summer Camp Teacher, Actor/Writer, BFA Musical Theatre Point Park. Acting credits include Michael Rupert’s Parade, and New York’s Shakespeare’s Sister Company’s Sunday on the Rocks. Directing credits include Sweeney Todd (Carrnivale Theatrics), Dog Sees God (Black and White Theatre Co.), and Flight of the Lawn chair Man (Pittsburgh Playhouse). Maggie is a co-founder/producer of Pittsburgh’s Carrnivale Theatrics, and Black and White Theatre Co. where she produced The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Her play Rooster House has had New York Festival acclaim. Writer for actors and universities, specializing in actor-specific material.
Lindsay Wochley—ACT ONE grad/Starving Artist Mentor—BFA in Acting from the Hartt School—played Ophelia in Hamlet at the Folger National Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC,  Starred in Sirens at the Humana Theatre Festival of New Plays at Actors’ Theatre in Louisville.  Played Melissa in Savannah Disputation, and  Alexandra in The Little Foxes at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Adria Vitlar—ACT ONE grad—BFA Penn State Musical Theatre, MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama—played Cherie in Bus Stop at the Kansas City Rep, Caroline in Frost/Nixon at Arkansas Rep, and understudies Grace Gummer in The Columnist with John Lithgow on Broadway.
Steve Basilone—ACT ONE grad—BFA in Acting from Emerson College—comedy writer on NBC’s hit show, Community.
Liz Donaldson—ACT ONE grad–BA University of Pittsburgh—Editing Post Production Coordinator of ABC’s hit, Revenge.
Kristin Helfrich—ACT ONE grad—BA Columbia College in Lighting Design and Photography. Technical Director of renowned Pilobolus Dance Company.
Candi Boyd—ACT ONE grad/ Starving Artist Mentor—BFA Point Park in Musical Theatre.  Lead Singer/Dancer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, two years on the National Tour of Jersey Boys, now the Universal Swing for all companies of Jersey Boys from Broadway throughout North America.  She covers any female role in North America in the time it takes to get there.
Trey Compton—ACT ONE grad/ Summer Camp Teacher—BFA in Directing from PACE University.  Assistant Director and Fight Director of Yank! Off Broadway which was nominated for Best Musical and Best Direction (Drama Desk),  Asst. Director of White’s Lies starring Betty Buckley at New World Stages.  Assistant Director of Damn Yankees with Jeff Denman.  Played Emmett in Legally Blonde at PMT.
Lara Hayhurst Compton—ACT ONE grad/Starving Artist Mentor—BFA in Acting from PACE University.  Played Clara in Light in the Piazza, Sharpay in High School Musical, Peggy in The Andrews Brothers and Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray.  Lara starred in the PMT production of Legally Blonde.
Arielle Katcher—ACT ONE grad—won the $60,000 Presidential Arts Scholarship for Theatre at George Washington University where she is studying pre-med.  She is in every theatrical production there, maintains a stellar GPA and has been offered early acceptance into their medical school.
Teri Andrez—ACT ONE grad – National commercial for Time/Warner and TV show “Hustle“.
Summer Lee Jack—ACT ONE grad, BA in Scenography  Arizona State, MFA Costume Design Yale University, Art Students League of New York, BFA Arizona State University, Paris American Academy. Costume mistress for Pine- Richland’s production of Fiddler on The Roof her senior year of high school for which Pine Richland won a Gene Kelley award in 2002. Assistant Millner at The Santa Fe Opera, Costume Designer for ‘Romeo And Juliet‘ at Empirical Rogue Theater Company, Overhire Milliner at Christine A. Moore Millinery, Costume Designer for The Storm at Blessed Unrest, Shopper at Rebecca the Musical (Broadway), Assistant Costume Designer for ‘Happy Hour‘ at The Atlantic Theater Company, Assistant Costume Designer for ‘Dark Sisters‘ at Gotham Chamber Opera.
 Lauren Morelli – TV pilot writer recently signed by Creative Artists in LA. She is a writer for Netflix series: Orange is the New Black.
ACT ONE Theatre School graduates consistently have been invited into the prestigious Musical Theatre or Acting programs at New York University, the University of Michigan, The University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Penn State, Hofstra, Emerson, Hartt, Roosevelt, USC, PACE, and Point Park.