Broadway Buzz Profiles CCM Alumnus Aaron Lazar

CCM alumnus Aaron Lazar.

CCM alumnus Aaron Lazar.

CCM alumnus and Mamma Mia! star Aaron Lazar (MFA ’00) was featured on Broadway.com’s “Broadway Buzz” column earlier this week.

Aubrey Berg at the Cincinnati Conservatory gave me the chance to perform with the best in the country in Broadway caliber productions,” Lazar explains. “I had two years of invaluable time spent learning the art of musical theater from Bubba. He directed me as Cervantes/Quixote in Man of La Mancha and to this day it’s one of the top performances I’ve given.”

Read the entire interview here.

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Cincinnati Season Openers Feature the Talents of CCM Drama

CCM alumna Torie Wiggins in Cincinnati Shakespeare's production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

CCM alumna Torie Wiggins in Cincinnati Shakespeare’s production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’

This fall, visit any stage in Cincinnati to enjoy season opening theatre productions and you will have the chance to see the talents of current and former CCM Drama students!

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UC Fulbright Winners Earn Prestigious Professional Opportunities in Europe

Jennifer Williams, Fulbright Scholar

Jennifer Williams, Fulbright Scholar

Three University of Cincinnati students and spring graduates – and one faculty member – are heading abroad in the coming academic year to pursue prestigious opportunities for professional development via teaching and work. As previously reported, this group includes recent CCM alumna Jennifer Williams.

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CCM Alumnus’ Alternative Career Path Led To UC Employment On A Global Scale

CCM alumnus Spencer Utt.

CCM Alumnus Spencer Utt spent a good deal of his time as a UC student exploring the world. Now he’s across the world, sharing the university’s strengths with prospective college students in Vietnam.

Utt is UC’s new Vietnam Country Coordinator – a full-time position in Vietnam under International Admissions – to expand the university’s reputation in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

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Become a VIP with UC’s ‘Bearcats, Come Back!’ Initiative

Never has $18.19 meant so much… and never have we needed your help more! The University of Cincinnati’s 1819 effort calls CCM alumni back to help us reach an all-time high in the number of alumni who give back to UC each year.

Nearly 14,000 Bearcats have already come back to support UC this year. Will you join them by giving back today? View complete details and make your gift here.

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CCM Musical Theatre Alumnus Nominated For Astaire Award

Left to right: CCM Musical Theatre Alumni Garrett Hawe and Ryan Breslin at a Newsies rehearsal.

Left to right: CCM Musical Theatre Alumni Garett Hawe and Ryan Breslin at a Newsies rehearsal.

Musical Theatre alumnus Ryan Breslin is a nominee for the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Award, which honors excellence in dance on Broadway and film. Breslin is nominated as Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical for his work in the Disney production of Newsies. Congratulations!

Watch Breslin discuss his role in Newsies below:

The 2012 Astaire Awards will be held on June 4 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Watch footage of Breslin from CCM’s 2011 production of RENT after the jump!

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CCM Alumnus Lands Record Deal

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Earlier this month, Albany Records released CCM alumnus Evan Mack’s (DMA, 2008) new American opera Angel of the Amazon for worldwide distribution.

Recorded live at premiere performances held on May 6 – 22, 2011 in New York City after preview performances in Cincinnati, Angel of the Amazon depicts Sister Dorothy Stang’s lifetime of work with the Brazilian peasant farmers in the rainforest.

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CCM Students and Alumni Perform At Contemporary Arts Center On April 26

The Cincinnati-based new music project Makr, comprised of current and former CCM students Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich.

The Cincinnati-based new music project Makr, comprised of current and former CCM students Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich.

Tomorrow evening, Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center will present a unique performance by the Cincinnati-based quartet Makr. Comprised of current and former CCM students  Suzanna Barnes, Brodie Johnson, Eddy Kwon and Josh Ulrich, Makr will take on “In iij. Noct.,” – a demanding piece by the acclaimed Austrian modern composer Georg Friedrich Haas – in complete darkness.

The Quartet will see neither their music nor their fellow performers, seated as far apart from one another as possible in the four corners of the room, surrounding the audience.

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