Notable Alumni

You've probably heard of Brandeis alumni, such as Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing from "Will and Grace;" acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, whose musical "The Two Orphans" made its premiere as part of the 2005-06 Brandeis Theater Company season; Loretta Devine of "Dreamgirls," "Waiting to Exhale," "The Colored Museum" and "Grey's Anatomy;" Marta Kauffman and David Crane, the creators of "Friends;" actor/director Tony Goldwyn; and Academy Award-nominee Marshall Herskovitz, writer and producer of "Traffic" and "The Last Samurai."

They're just a few of the thousands of Brandeis graduates who have found meaningful work in theater, film, television and a wide range of other creative careers.

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Alumni Spotlights

John-Andrew Morrison and Rachel Peters

John-Andrew Morrison ’95 of the Tony-winning Best Musical “A Strange Loop” and Rachel Peters ’99 discuss bringing your authentic self to your work with Eileen Phelan.

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Theresa Rebeck

Writing for theater and screen and novels, Theresa Rebeck, MA'83, MFA'86, PhD'89, has spawned a cast of characters who range from ruthless treasure seekers to harried single moms, wannabe saints to don't-wannabe sinners, and warring siblings to straying spouses.

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