Four multi-award-nominated Broadway performers will teach virtual master classes for Stephens students this April. Students who are considering Stephens, along with alumnae and other members of the Stephens community, are invited to attend and observe.
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About Christy Altomare
Christy Altomare originated the role of Anya in the Broadway production of Anastasia, which opened at the Broadhurst Theater on April 24, 2017. She won Outstanding Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards, and was received nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Musical from both the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award.
In 2012, Altomare opened in her Broadway debut as Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia at the Winter Garden Theater - NYC. She portrayed the role of Sue Snell in the reimagined MCC Theater Off-Broadway production of Carrie for its 2011/12 season. In the fall of 2011, she brought to life Jerusha Abbott in the Detroit run of John Caird and Paul Gordon's new musical, Daddy Long Legs. She joined the first national touring cast of Spring Awakening as Wendla Bergmann in the summer of 2008, taking the stage for over 600 performances through 44 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Altomare is a 2008 graduate of Cincinnati University’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a BFA in Musical Theater. While at the university, she played several roles in CCM and regional productions.
She has three independent CDs, including an EP titled After You that was recorded in the fall of 2008 while on tour with Spring Awakening in Los Angeles. While at CCM, she had the opportunity to write music for two productions, Soiled Doves and Anon[ymus]. The story of Soiled Doves, which started as a drama workshop, revolves around three working women in the old West. Altomare wrote the music and lyrics that helped define the story and brought the characters to life. That same year, Richard Hess (Chair of CCM drama) asked Altomare to write music for CCM’s main stage drama, a play written by Naomi Iizuka called Anon[ymus]. With permission from Iizuka, Altomare wrote seven songs and took on the role of musical director for the production. Anon[ymus] won the Cincinnati ACCLAIM award for best play of the season.
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