Alumni News

The Stella Adler Studio invites all alumni to keep in touch after graduation. Please contact the studio to let us know what is going on in your life, whether it is related to acting or not by filling out the Alumni News Submission. And please know that you are always welcome at the studio, whether at student shows, special events or just to stop in to say hello.

Burl Moseley (’02) features in The CW’s ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ musical number

October 30, 2018

Congratulations to Alumni Burl Moseley (Class of 2002) who has been starring on the hit CW TV Series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as Jim, and last week featured in his own musical number, “Don’t Be A Lawyer”!

Lauren Patten stars in ‘Days of Rage’ at Second Stage Theater

October 25, 2018

Congratulations to Adler Alum Lauren Patten who is currently starring in the production of ‘Days of Rage’ by Steven Levenson at Second Stage Theater, until November 30.

Andrea Abello (’17) joins cast of ‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ at St Louis Rep

October 10, 2018

Congratulations to Andrea Abello, who is starring in A Doll’s House Part 2 at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Oct. 10 – Nov. 4). Andrea will be playing Emmy in this production of Lucas Hnath’s critically acclaimed play.

Kathy Connolly appointed Artistic Director of Holmdel Theatre Company

September 18, 2018

Congratulations to Kathy Connolly, who has been appointed Artistic Director of the Holmdel Theatre Company in Middletown, NJ. “I look forward to growing the theater with new professionals, community awareness, and student collaboration,” she said.

John Edgar Barker (’18) receives acclaim for role in AGNES at 59E59

September 13, 2018

Congrats to John Edgar Barker (Class of 2018) on his acclaimed performance in Lesser America’s AGNES by Catya McMullen playing at 59E59 Theaters through the end of this month! The New York Times raves “Mr. Barker is remarkably magnetic, limning Charlie’s unease and yearning in a performance that allows him to be funny and sympathetic but never pitiful.”

Nicole Kang (’15) stars in Lifetime’s ‘You’

September 9, 2018

Nicole Kang (Class of 2015) stars in the new Lifetime series You, premiering September 9 2018. Nicole plays the role of Lynn.

Ayla Combes (’17) Presents New Work at Barn Arts Collective

August 9, 2018

Ayla Combes (Class of 2017) presents her original work The Worker Must Have Bread, but She Must Have Roses Too (Writer/Director), featuring fellow Adler alumni Irina Bravo, Gilda Mercado, Yessi Hernández, Jatnna Marte, Marianly Tejadaand and Siw Laurent as part of the Barn Arts Collective in Maine on August 11th. An all-immigrant and all-female cast brings new life to the story of the young factory workers who were victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911. More info at:

Jane Levy (’10) Stars in Hulu’s “Castle Rock”

July 25, 2018

Jane Levy (Class of 2010) stars in the new JJ Abrams & Stephen King helmed Hulu series Castle Rock. Levy will be playing the role of Jackie, the death-obsessed self-appointed historian of Castle Rock. The season premieres July 25th.

Donna Murphy Returns to Broadway’s “HELLO, DOLLY”

July 22, 2018

After rave reviews last season, alum Donna Murphy returns to Broadway’s Shubert stage today in HELLO, DOLLY as the title role of Dolly Gallagher Levi. She will also be performing on July 29, August 5, 12, 19 and 20. Be sure to catch her STUNNING performance!

Jeff Ward (’09) becomes series regular on Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

July 21, 2018

It has been announced that Jeff Ward (Class of 2009) who plays Deke Shaw in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will now be a series regular in the upcoming sixth season. Congrats, Jeff!