Graduate Student Spotlights

Lorraine Goodman

Performing Arts Administration

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
After twenty years working as a professional singer / dancer / actress, I have decided to refocus my love of the theater and music and obtain a Masters in Performing Arts Administration from the Steinhart School at NYU. Growing up in New York's suburbs with two very culturally aware parents, I was continuously introduced to every aspect of the Arts: from Broadway to Opera, Matisse to Renoir, Glover to Baryshnikov. As a youngster, my one desire - like many other 5-year-old girls, was to be on Broadway. And lo - I had a voice. A big voice. Just one year after graduating from Princeton University (as a history major) I earned my Equity Card. Two years after that, I made my Broadway revue, replacing Judy Kuhn and understudying Donna Murphy in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." It was while living in Germany and performing in "Das Phantom der Oper", that I experienced the thrill of producing. The piece I produced was a 50-minute comic opera by Wolf-Ferrarri entitled, "Susannah's Secret" and the venue was the home of the U.S. Consulate General of Hamburg. I coordinated the entire event: hiring the cast, director and music director while also procuring all the props, costumes, set pieces, and rehearsal space. Yet I knew I still needed more tools to become a successful producer. NYU Steinhardt's program puts the 'biz' back in the 'show' while maintaining close ties to the artistic community in New York City and around the country and even the world.
My inspiration is:
my terrier-mix, Tiger. Or Vaughn Williams
If I could change the world, I would:
inspire people to be inquisitive
Something I collect:
Vocabulary words
Why I went to Graduate School:
To change. To grow. To stay young.
The best gift I've ever received:
Day at a spa
My biggest challenge is:
suffering fools wisely
The professor who influenced me the most:
Mr. Hammeroff who never let me get away with anything
How I take my coffee:
skim milk w/ 2 Splendas
The most adventurous thing I've ever done is:
a "flight-seeing" trip to base camp at Mt McKinley
My secret passion is:
soap operas / Lost / Dogtown
What I do to de-stress:
play with Tiger / dance

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Long Island
What are your plans after you graduate?
find a job away from New York
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Career Transition for Dancers Grant: $2000 ?????
Community Service and Other Activities:
InTouch Radio Network for the Blind: Volunteer Narrator President 850 Amsterdam Tenant's Association Princeton Annual Giving Campaign Doggie Field Day Benefit: Co-Chair & Volunteer Coordinator Ready NY Presenter: NYC Office of Emergency Management