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* Collin College has a storied history of students and faculty working in New York City, both on and off Broadway!
Click HERE to see which shows our students and faculty have worked on!


* Theatre Professor Brad Baker was honored for his contribution to the Arts!


* Former Collin College Theatre major James Ortiz won an Obie Award for his puppetry design for The Woodsman!


* SIX Collin College students are working on Broadway this Spring!!!


* Former Collin College Theatre student Brian J. Smith was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in The Glass Menagerie!


* The Collin Theatre Center has been selected for the 2015 Texas Excellence Award by the US Commerce & Trade Research Institute (USCTRI.).  This award is determined by surveys and research to identify entities that have created success in the local industries and communities. The Collin Theatre Center is being recognized for having enhanced and contributed to the community. Click here to read the news release.


* Check out this incredible interview with Collin College Theatre Professor Gail Cronauer!
http://artandseek.net/2014/11/25/gail-cronauer-the-actress-as-wily-magical-witch/


* Theatre professor Gail Cronauer appeared on REVOLUTION.


* Congratulations to former Collin College Theatre major Michael Urie!!!  Cited as one of two outstanding theatre performances of 2013!


* Congratulations to Thomas Charles LeGalley!  Thomas served as the Associate Costume Designer for the Tony Award winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots.


* Elizabeth Judd starred as "Ivy" in the new off-Broadway production of bare: a pop opera.  Click here to view press photos of the show.


* Kimberly Whalen made her network debut on Glee.


* Rikki Nelson appeared in a principal role in a French film - Les Infideles - co-starring Jean Dujardin (of The Artist).


* Michael Urie made his Broadway debut opposite Nick Jonas in the musical hit, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.


* Thomas Charles LeGalley made his Broadway debut as the costume designer for the musical, Lysistrata Jones.  That production plays on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.  He received a rave review from The New York Times!


* Read an article about Laura Bailey's work as an actress in film and anime.


* Michael Urie starred in the NYC revival of Angels in America.


* Andy Bean stars in the STARZ Network's hir show, Power.


* Michael Urie has won the award for Best Actor at the Lortel Awards (Excellence Off-Broadway) for his role in The Temperamentals.


* Michael Urie won a TheatreWorld Award; given annually to actors who are new to the New York theatre.


* Michael Urie won a Drama Desk Award as part of the ensemble of The Temperamentals.  The Drama Desk is an organization of theatre critics, writers and editors that honors excellence in all areas of New York theatre: Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and not-for-profit.  This year the Drama Desk committee awarded two ensemble casts with this award.  Congratulations to Michael!


* Elizabeth Judd performed the lead role of Wendla in the Spring Awakening National Tour!


* Click here to read a terrific article about Brian J. Smith (star of tv's Stargate: Universe).


* Collin Theatre Center's production of A Clockwork Orange was named the Outstanding Theatre Production of the past Decade!  (TheaterJones.com)


* Sarah Saunders starred in Silent Heroes, which was honored by BroadwayWorld.com as one of the Top Off-Broadway Theatre Productions of 2009


* Click here to read an excellent Plano Profile article about newly inducted Hall-of-Fame honorees James Grim and Cameron Hefty.  James and Cameron are the driving forces behind ProFormance Systems, Inc.


* Kimberly Whalen starred off-Broadway as "Luisa" in The Fantasticks! 


* Brian J. Smith, co-starred on the SyFy Channel's new hit, Stargate: Universe!  Click here to view Brian's SG-U poster!  One television critic wrote: "The breakout performance comes from Brian J. Smith playing a green first lieutenant, Matthew Scott, who's totally unprepared for what happens once everyone comes through the stargate, and has to learn his own measure by the seat of his pants. Smith, a relative unknown fresh out of Juilliard (and Collin College), perhaps is able to bring to bear his own situation as a novice shouldering a significant portion of the weight of a show like this. He hits all the right notes and constantly demonstrates a deep natural talent for exhibiting nuance and connection."


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* Hunter Parrish made his Broadway debut in Spring Awakening!  Click here to view of photo of Hunter in the CTC production of God's Country (1998 @ age 10!).


* Jason Stuart's new play, Washing Machine has been nominated for a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Solo Performance!  The production also received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Lighting Design!  Click here to listen to a radio interview with the show's director and star.


* Micaela Johnson was named Miss Nebrasks USA 2008!


* Collin Theatre Center wins multiple 2008 Column Awards!


* Brian J. Smith made his Broadway debut in the revival of Come Back Little Sheba!
 

* Collin College Theatre announces two memorial scholarships!
 

* Collin Theatre Department wins seven 2007 Column Theatre Awards!


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Former Collin Theatre student wins a Golden Globe Award for his work on Ugly Betty!


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The Rocky Horror (Puppet) Show named to Dallas Theatre Critics Top Ten Lists!


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Collin Theatre Department wins twenty Column Theatre Awards (2006)!


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Collin Theatre Department is named Best Theatre Company in the Metroplex (2003)!


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Two former Collin Theatre students are named among the "64 People in Dallas to Watch!"  Click here to read
the D Magazine article, featuring Brian J. Smith and Misty Keasl
er!


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Former Collin Theatre performer Coby Archa (As Is) was cast on the CBS reality hit, SURVIVOR: Palau.
Coby also co-starred with Lisa Rinna on the Oxygen Network reality show, TEASE.


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Collin Theatre Professor Craig Erickson earns national honor!


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Collin Theatre Chair Brad Baker named U.S. Professor of the Year!


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Former Collin Theatre student wins National Playwrighting Award!