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Music Theatre grads cast in Kinky Boots

May 22, 2015

Graduating music theatre student Vanessa Sears has been cast in Mirvish's production of Kinky Boots.  Cast while still a student at Sheridan, she joins seven other alumni who also landed roles in the Broadway hit musical. Emmy Award-winning casting director Stephanie Gorin (Media Arts-Music Theatre, 1981) was the casting director for Kinky Boots which opens in Toronto on June 16. Based on a true story, Kinky Boots features songs by Grammy and Tony award winning pop music icon Cyndi Lauper.  

In addition to Vanessa (2015), the following Sheridan music theatre grads will appear in the Toronto production: Thomas Alderson (2009), Patrick Cook (2003), David Lopez (2000), Stewart McKensy (2003), Julia McLellan (2012), Justin Stadnyk (2006) and Ryan Wilson (2001).  Read The Toronto Star article about the cast here

Click here to read Justin Stadnyk’s Sheridan grad success story.

Sheridan alumna, Stephanie Gorin, Media Arts (Music Theatre), 1981 graduate was the casting director for the Mirvish productions of Kinky Boots and The Heart of Robin Hood. In 2014, Stephanie won an Emmy Award for casting the hit mini-series Fargo, and was nominated twice previously for The Tudors. To read more about Stephanie Gorin and her career casting thousands of actors in over 200 productions, including theatre, television, film and web series, click here.

Take in Mirvish’s production of Kinky Boots with us on Thursday, July 9 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The Alumni Office has arranged for a private Sheridan reception following the show. Click here for more details.

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