Perry-Mansfield has played host to several people throughout the years who would go on to achieve fame, including Dustin Hoffman.

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Perry-Mansfield has played host to several people throughout the years who would go on to achieve fame, including Dustin Hoffman.

Famous names at Perry-Mansfield

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Perry-Mansfield has played host to several people throughout the years who would go on to achieve fame. Well-known alumni and faculty include:

Alumni

Julie Harris: Star of “The Belle of Amherst,” “I Am a Camera,” “The Gin Game,” “A Doll’s House” and many other Broadway productions. Star of “The Member of the Wedding,” “East of Eden,” “The Haunting” and many other films. Five-time Tony Award winner and record-holder for most acting nominations.

Dustin Hoffman: Star of “The Graduate,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Rain Man” and many other films. Director of “Quartet.” Winner of two Academy Awards.

Lee Remick: Star of “A Face in the Crowd,” “Anatomy of a Murder,” “Days of Wine and Roses” and “The Omen.”

Mako: Star of “The Sand Pebbles,” “The Great Train Robbery” and “Seven Years in Tibet”; founder of Asian-American theater East West Players.

Joan Van Ark: Star of “Knots Landing” and multiple TV shows.

Faculty

Agnes De Mille: dance instructor, choreographer for “Oklahoma!,” “Carousel,” “Brigadoon,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” “Rodeo” and many other Broadway productions.

Lowell Whiteman: Theater instructor and student, founder of the Lowell Whiteman Ranch for Boys and The Lowell Whiteman School.

Merce Cunningham: Dance instructor, founder of Merce Cunningham Dance Co.

John Cage: Music arranger, musical director of Merce Cunningham Dance Co. Composer of the ballet “The Seasons” and many other musical works.

Louis Horst: Dance and music instructor, director of institutions such as Denishawn Co. and Martha Graham Dance Co.

Comments

Tom Wither 10 months, 1 week ago

There are many more famous actors who attended PM back when including: Rue McClanahan, Heather MacCrea, Barbara Hope, , Jessica James, Missi Jones, Rita Williams, Don Henderson, and Kay Henderson to name a few.

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