Undergraduate Student Spotlights

Harrison Post

Vocal Performance

Dream study abroad location:
Anywhere in Africa
Favorite Book (please include author):
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
My hidden talent:
Balloon animals
Three things I have with me at all times:
Wallet, phone, and a pair of headphones
When I hear the word "genius," I think of:
Da Vinci, or Callas
My favorite study spot at NYU:
Probably lower level one in Bobst, in the east side hallway by the lockers. Although I spend most of my "study" time in the 9th floor practice rooms.
Most adventurous thing I've ever done:
Tried a bite of lamb intestine while in Istanbul with the Dean's Research Travel Colloquium
Community service I am most proud of:
Caroling at local shops and restaurants every Christmas
Childhood ambition:
To be a mad scientist
Guilty pleasure:
Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby
My favorite thing about NYC:
Hudson River Park, and having the entire theatre industry at your fingertips
Most influential person during my college career at NYU:
Michael Ricciardone
Biggest challenge:
Keeping in mind that i'm still in school when New York has so much happening all the time
Dream job when I graduate:
Performing on Broadway or on tour

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
I earned a trip on the Dean's Research Travel Colloquium to Istanbul in January to study Religious Performativity and have made the Dean's List in all semesters spent at NYU. I have performed with the Player's Club in their production of And the Tony Goes To, and in First Odd Prime as part of the Vocal Performance Program's Voices a la carte series. I also performed in the collaboration between Steinhardt and the York Theatre, playing Trevor in the original musical High School Sucks. This past summer I completed an internship at the Weathervane Repertory Theatre in Whitefield, NH, with whom I performed in four mainstage musicals, three original children's musicals, and earned credits as an Actors' Equity Membership Candidate. I was awarded a scholarship to complete the internship by the Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. I have worked as a Stitch and Craft Assistant in the MPAP Costume Shop for three years on work study. I am also a recipient of the Daughter's of the American Revolution Award for Citizenship and a nominee to the United States Achievement Academy All-American Scholar Program.
Community Service and Other Activities:
I carol every holiday season in my hometown, in part to raise money for Heifer International. I also perform as a volunteer cantor at the NYU Catholic Center at St. Joseph's Church on 6th Avenue.