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Joshua Sherman ’00

  • Joshua Sherman ’00
    Joshua Sherman ’00

Graduation Year

2000

Major at MMC

Theatre Design

Current Title

Physician

Spotlight Story

As he selected courses for his senior year at MMC, Joshua Sherman realized he needed to fulfill a science requirement and signed up for a 100-level nutrition course. The Theatre Design major saw it as a means to an end, but it ultimately changed his life.

“During Professor Suzanne Polo, R.D.’s class, I decided that I would pursue a career in medicine. To my surprise, many of the skills I had developed in the arts—problem solving, communication, dealing with a wide range of personalities—carried over perfectly,” he says. 

Now a practicing physician, Sherman credits MMC for preparing him for success. He recalls, “When I approached Professor Bill Bordeau to tell him of my interest in medicine, he was completely supportive. He said, ‘One of our theatre graduates is a priest. Why shouldn’t we have a doctor, too?!’”

When not treating patients, Sherman still makes theatre a priority. He is developing and producing a one-man show called Antonio’s Song, which stars MMC alumnus and faculty member Antonio Edwards Suarez ’98—the pair have been best friends since Sherman’s first year at MMC.

Sherman also created a digital series called CHARMERS, which showcases his home state, Vermont, and features Broadway stars. To learn more about all of Sherman’s artistic endeavors, visit joshuashermanpresents.com.