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Department of
Theatre Arts

For a student of theatre, New York City is the place to be!  

Why Theatre Arts at Marymount Manhattan?

MMC is centrally located in Manhattan and offers classes that allow students to experience the richness of the city. We combine professional theatre education and training with the liberal arts, teaching our students how to create compelling, informed, imaginative, and innovative theatre. Our students are exposed to great theatre — on Broadway, Off-Broadway, along Theatre Row, and downtown in experimental theatres — and they take advantage of the best of New York City’s internship opportunities. 

 

Pursue our B.F.A. in Acting, B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology or our B.A. in Theatre Arts and choose among concentrations in Theatre PerformanceDirecting, Producing & Management, Theatre Studies, Writing for the Stage, and Performance & Digital Media.  We also offer Minors in, Arts ManagementDrama TherapyArts for Communities, and Music.

 

What’s next?

Marymount Manhattan is perfectly positioned to launch your career in the theatre, as it did for our 2015 Tony Award-winning alumna Annaleigh Ashford. Alumni credits are as follows:

BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS

Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Six Degrees of Separation, Sunday in the Park with George, Sylvia, You Can’t Take it With You, Spiderman, A Night with Janis Joplin, Big Fish, Kinky Boots, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bullets Over Broadway, Sister Act, Jekyll & Hyde, Bring It On, Next to Normal, Hair, The Lion King, Legally Blonde, Wicked, Avenue Q, Rent, and The Drowsy Chaperone. 

TV CREDITS

Mr. Robinson, Supergirl, Kevin at Work, Penny Dreadful, Masters of Sex, Orange is the New Black, Glee, The Big Bang Theory, So You Think You Can Dance, The Good Wife, and Saturday Night Live.

NYC THEATRE COMPANY ASSOCIATIONS

Lincoln Center Theatre, The Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Circle Repertory Company, Second Stage Theatre, New World Stages, The Vineyard Theatre, and The New Group. 

GRADUATE STUDY

The Juilliard School, Yale School of Drama, Harvard University, Old Globe/University of San Diego, Brown University, New York University, and the University of California, San Diego, among others.

  • Annaleigh Ashford '05 

    2005, B.F.A. in Acting and Musical Theatre

    I always knew that my opportunity to become a better artist would start with living in New Tork City.  I could further my education as a performer with all the best resources at my fingertips.  Marymount Manhattan College and New York City were a perfect match for me.

    – Annaleigh Ashford ’05 (2015 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Play for You Can’t Take it With You.  Other Broadway credits include:  Sunday in the Park with GeorgeKinky BootsWicked, and Legally Blonde.  TV and Film credits include:  Masters of SexAmerican Crime Story: Versace, Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Fox, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Law&Order SVU, Smash, Unicorn Store, Sex and the City, Better Off Single, Top Five, Rachel Getting Married, and Frozen.