Schools of the Stars: Where Aladdin Cast and Creators Went to College

By Robert Viagas
20 Mar 2014

Where the principals of the Broadway show Aladdin pursued their college studies.



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What does it take to write, create or star in a Broadway musical? Hard work, talent, luck—all backed up by a good education. You have to supply the first three yourself, but PlaybillEDU™ can help you find the fourth.

Here is a rundown on where the principals of Broadway’s Aladdin pursued their college studies. Visit PlaybillEDU.com to learn how you can follow in their footsteps. Individual school listings on the site are linked below.

Adam Jacobs: San Francisco Conservatory of Music, New York University – Tisch School of the Arts and CAP21
Courtney Reed: Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts - Roosevelt University
James Monroe Iglehart: California State University—Hayward
Jonathan Freeman: Ohio University
Brandon O'Neill: Spokane Community College
Don Darryl Rivera: Cornish College of the Arts
Michael James Scott: Webster University
Andrew Cao: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Lauryn Ciardullo: SUNY Purchase
Joshua Dela Cruz: Montclair State University
Daisy Hobbs: Carnegie-Mellon
Adam Kaokept: Ithaca College and American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Yurel Echezarreta: University of Michigan
Donald Jones, Jr.: Northwestern University

Alan Menken (Music): New York University—Steinhardt School Of Culture, Education And Human Development
Howard Ashman (Lyrics): at Boston University and Indiana University
Tim Rice (Lyrics): Lancing College and Sorbonne University
Chad Beguelin (Book and Lyrics): New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Casey Nicholaw (Direction): University of California, Los Angeles
Bob Crowley (Scenic Design): Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Gregg Barnes (Costume Design): San Diego State University and New York University—Tisch School of the Arts
Natasha Katz (Lighting Design): Oberlin College
Ken Travis (Sound Design): SUNY-Fredonia
Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design): Loyola University Chicago
Danny Troob (Orchestrations): Harvard University
Tara Rubin (Casting): Amherst College