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NYU Vocal Performance UG Leah Hall

Leah Hall (BM '19)

Leah, along with two other Steinhardt alums, is opening "Ximer", a new musical running Off-Broadway at the American Theatre of Actors Oct 19-30th, produced by Write Act Repertory Company. Their names are Leah Lundin Hall (she/her, 2019 Music Theater Undergraduate, playing the role of Joyce Pearce), Laura Renee Mehl (she/they, 2019 Music Theatre Masters Student, playing the role of Rosemary Clark), and Mabon Gibson (they/them, 2021 Music Theatre Masters Student, playing the role of Preacher/Eve Understudy and also the Asst. Fight Choreographer).

Actor Jay Armstrong Johnson

Jay Armstrong Johnson

Creator, producer, and star of “I Put A Spell on You” a Halloween benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS streaming on Broadway on Demand starting Oct 30th at 7pm. Currently starting PARADE as Britt Craig at New York City Center (Nov 1-7). Broadway: On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, Hair, Phantom of the Opera. Off Broadway/New York: Scotland, PA, Darling Grenadine (Roundabout), A Chorus Line (City Center), Candide (NYCO), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air (CSC), Working (Prospect Theater Co, Drama Desk Award), Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. TV/Film: QUANTICO, Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. @Jay_A_Johnson

NYU Vocal Performance alum Katharine Heaton

Katharine Heaton (BM `05, MM `09)

Katharine was in the recent closing company of Broadway’s longest-running show, The Phantom Of The Opera.  For 8 years, Katharine swung 7 tracks including the principle role of Madame Giry.  She began her Phantom journey after touring North America three times with Broadway shows Fiddler On The Roof, CATS & Evita, and in many regional shows as well. 

She has performed major classical works at Symphony Hall Boston, Carnegie Hall & at her beloved Tanglewood. She can also be heard on James Taylor’s ‘One Man Band’ album from his groundbreaking tour of the same name. Katharine sang the National Anthem at both her NYU undergrad and graduate commencement ceremonies, singing on stage at Washington Square Park, Radio City Music Hall and on the 3rd base line at Yankee Stadium. She has a private studio in pop, opera and musical theatre for all ages and skill levels, and she also lectures on the business of show.  Katharine has never had agent representation or connections in show business, so she is proof that, with hard work and a keen business sense, it can be done! @kittyheaton

Steinhardt alumna Brynn Jacobs

Brynn Jacobs (BM `22)

Brynn will be singing as a chorister (soprano) in the New York Philharmonic Chorus for their 2022-2023 season! The first concerts coming up are for their two opening Gala concerts on October 26th and 28th. The first concert on 10/26 is titled “The Journey: David Geffen Hall Opening Gala” and will also feature artists including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bernadette Peters, Jonathan Groff, Renée Fleming, Lindsay Mendez, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and more.