Posts Tagged ‘Musical Theatre’


Renee Elise Goldsberry

Renée Elise Goldsberry interviewed in LA Times

July 9, 2020

Tony Award-winning Jazz Studies alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) was interviewed in the LA Times about her role as Angelica Schuyler in the hit musical Hamilton after the film version of the musical was recently released on Disney+. Goldsberry, who was also nominated for a GRAMMY in addition to her Tony win, talks about… Continue reading Renée Elise Goldsberry interviewed in LA Times


Karen Parks

Karen Parks performs in Off-Broadway production and charity concert

November 19, 2019

Vocal Arts and Opera faculty member Karen Parks has recently performed in an off-Broadway musical in New York City, and will perform in a charity concert in New York City in December. On Nov. 8, Parks performed in a musical titled “Mighty Funny Kinda’ Love,” that focused on eight women dealing with forbidden love and… Continue reading Karen Parks performs in Off-Broadway production and charity concert


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An Impressive Quartet of Faculty

October 1, 2019

Four acclaimed female artists join USC Thornton faculty in Strings, Musical Theatre, Choral and Sacred Music, and Composition


Lyndia Johnson

Lyndia Johnson

July 31, 2018

Biography Lyndia Johnson, known as “MzLyndia” among singers, has been a singing teacher/vocal coach in the music industry and in colleges and universities around the US for 25 years. From touring with artists to collaborating with producers and label executives, MzLyndia’s abilities to identify vocal talent, assist singers recovering from vocal illnesses and develop singers… Continue reading Lyndia Johnson


Renee Elise Goldsberry

Alumna Renée Elise Goldsberry wins Tony for “Hamilton”

June 13, 2016

Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97, jazz studies), singer, actress, and USC Thornton alumna, won a Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler Church in the Broadway musical, Hamilton. At the Sunday, June 12th award ceremony at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, Goldsberry delivered an emotional speech, thanking her supportive family and her fellow cast-members.… Continue reading Alumna Renée Elise Goldsberry wins Tony for “Hamilton”


Alumna Renée Elise Goldsberry receives Tony nomination for featured role in “Hamilton”

May 4, 2016

Singer, actress, and USC Thornton alumna Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97, jazz studies) has been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Angelica Schuyler Church in the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. The production, which is nominated for a record 16 Tony Awards, has received rapturous acclaim from critics and audiences, alike. Goldsberry has… Continue reading Alumna Renée Elise Goldsberry receives Tony nomination for featured role in “Hamilton”


Jeffrey Allen

November 12, 2014

Biography Jeffrey Allen, Assistant Professor of Practice at USC Thornton, is an internationally-known voice teacher, experienced stage performer, lecturer and author. He has developed a highly sought after vocal training method designed to bring out the unique qualities of any singer’s voice. Through his process of technique and performance analysis, Allen’s pedagogical outreach has an… Continue reading Jeffrey Allen


Ken Cazan

July 24, 2013

Biography Ken Cazan has directed over 180 international productions of operas, musical theatre and plays. He is also a librettist for opera, and has written the book and lyrics for the musical Prodigy. He is currently collaborating on two other musicals with composers Billy Pace and Patrice Rushen. Most recently, he directed the musical Carousel… Continue reading Ken Cazan