WBT Alumni

The biggest and brightest stars once shined at WBT… These actors, comedians, and directors are just some WBT alum who have gone on to Broadway, television, and film stardom:

Rob Marshall (Director)
Side by Side By Sondheim (WBT) went on to direct films Chicago (Best Picture Oscar winner) and Memoirs of a Geisha. He will next direct the film adaptation of Maury Yeston’s NINE

Scott Bakula (Actor)
Grease, I Love My Wife (WBT) went on to star in television series (Quantum Leap, Star Trek) and film.

Holland Taylor (Actress)
Blithe Spirit  (WBT) went on to the television series Bosom Buddies, Two and a Half Men, and won an Emmy for The Practice.

Randy Graff (Actress)
I Love My Wife (WBT) went on to Broadway shows They’re Playing Our Song, Les Miserables (original cast), and City of Angels for which she received the Tony Award.

Estelle Harris (Actress)
Bells Are Ringing, Funny Girl (WBT) went on to: Seinfeld – George’s Mother

Ron Holgate (Actor)
Shenandoah, City of Angels (WBT) and starred in 1776 (Tony Award)

Susan Stroman (Choreographer/Director)
Gypsy (WBT) Broadway credits include Sugar Babies, Crazy For You, Showboat, The Music Man, The Producers. She received Tony’s for all of those shows mentioned; also directed film adaptation of The Producers.

Robert Cuccioli (Actor/Director)
Jekyl and Hyde (director,WBT) Broadway credits include Jekyl (Tony nomination), City of Angels, and Phantom.

Kathleen Marshall (Dance Captain)
On Your Toes (WBT) Broadway credits: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Wonderful Town (Director/Choreographer) Tony Award; A Chorus Line (Assistant Director/Choreographer).

Thommie Walsh (Actor)
Sugar, Good News, Day in Hollywood/Night in Ukraine (WBT) went on to My One and Only on Broadway (Tony Award)

Faith Prince (Actress)
Shenandoah, 1776; Broadway credits: Guys and Dolls (Tony Award), The King and I, Bells Are Ringing. Numerous film and television credits.

Charles Repole (Director)
I Love My Wife, King and I, Sugar Babies (WBT) Very Good Eddie( Tony Award nomination)

Suzyn Waldman (Actress)
Nine, Christmas Inn (WBT) Broadway credits: Man of La Mancha w/ Richard Kiley; Current announcer for New York Yankee broadcasts

Comedians who performed at WBT and went to greater heights:

  • Elon Gold
  • Stan Greenfield
  • Colin Quinn
  • Steve White
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Ralph Harris
  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Ray Romano
  • Kevin James
  • Lewis Black
  • Paul Mercurio
  • Lisa Lampanelli
  • Lisa Ann Walters
  • Jim Breuer
  • Brian Regan
  • Dennis Regan
  • Troy Cotter
  • Richie Vos
  • Cory Kahaney
  • Gary Valentine
  • Jeanette Barber
  • A. Whitney Brown
  • Adam Ferrara
  • Judy Gold
  • Susie Essman
  • Darrell Hammond
  • Joey Kola
  • Bill Sheft
  • Caroline Rhea
  • Mark Weiner
  • Dave Attell
  • Louis CK
  • Nick DiPaola

 

Other actors/performers:

Betsy Palmer
Dorothy Collins
Willard Waterman
Tony Dow & Jerry Mathers

Giancarlo Esposito
Yevette Freeman

Alan Sues