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Success Stories

From a Rockette to the Wendy’s girl,

Our graduates have gone on to perform in national tours of Show Boat, Cinderella, Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, Big, and Ragtime; in Broadway productions of Tommy, Sunset Boulevard, The Life, Chicago, and A Stoop on Orchard Street, and in international tours of 42nd Street and The Sound of Music. Recent students have even gone on to be the Wendy’s spokeswoman and a Rockette!

As well as freelance performance careers, we have many graduates head straight to graduate school or land internships and apprenticeships, or who go on to teach theatre arts to the next generation. Other BSC theatre majors go on to careers outside of theatre, but keep that passion close to their hearts, either by supporting theatre or participating in community productions.

Here are just a few of the places our students have ended up.

graduate school / internships, apprenticeships

  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Alley Theatre
  • Catholic University
  • University of Alabama/Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • University of Florida
  • DePaul University
  • University of Kansas
  • California State University, San Diego
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Wayne State University
  • Yale School of Drama
  • Alliance Theatre
  • New York University
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts/LondonCompany, Gia Nappo, David Strickland
  • Boston Conservatory
  • Delmar Makeup Academy, London
  • Boston University
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre
  • Actors Studio Drama School, New York

professional theatre

  • National tours of Show Boat, Cinderella, Kiss Me Kate, From the Mississippi Delta, Damn Yankees, Big, Ragtime
  • Broadway productions of Tommy, Sunset Boulevard, The Life, Minelli on Minnelli, Chicago, A Stoop on Orchard Street
  • International tours of 42nd Street and The Sound of Music
  • Birmingham Children's Theatre
  • Shadowbox Theatre
  • Shakespeare Theatre, Washington
  • Manhatten Light Opera
  • Barter Theatre
  • Showboat Majestic
  • Galveston Outdoor Musicals
  • Williamstown Theatre Festival
  • Unto These Hills
  • Stage Door
  • Seaside Music Theatre
  • Theatre West Virginia
  • Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
  • The Lost Colony

theatre/arts education

  • John Carroll High School, Birmingham
  • Shades Valley High School, Birmingham
  • Children's Dance Foundation
  • New York City school system
  • The Altamont School, Birmingham
  • Indiana State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Hoover High School, Birmingham
  • North Central College
  • University of Tennessee
  • Hoover Public Library

Plus…

A number of former students currently working as free-lance actors in Los Angeles and New York.

As well as...

Graduates who have used their theatre training to pursue careers in law, medicine, public relations, counseling, management, and engineering.

"I cannot speak highly enough of my time at BSC. My education informed my passion for acting with excellent classes and performance opportunities. I also discovered the world of writing and music direction. Now, I’m in New York, making a living as an actor, writer, and music director! What was once a high-school dream is now an exhilarating reality. I am sure that whatever success I achieve is due to the preparation and training I received at Birmingham-Southern College.”

MARTIN LANDRY ‘07 / Theatre
Actor / Music Director / Writer living in New York.