Success Stories

If you have a success story to share, please let us know here!

Recent Success Stories
(updated May 23rd, 2017)

Amanda Braun
Hamilton – National Broadway Tour
Rachel Katzke
School of Rock – Broadway
Role of Katie
Sami Bray
1984 – Broadway
Role of Child
Rika Nishikawa
The Lion King – Broadway
Role of Young Nala
Chloe Bryan
School of Rock – Broadway
Role of Madison, u/s Tomika
Demi Singleton
School of Rock – Broadway
Role of Sophie
Angelina Carballo
Annie – National Tour
Role of Annie
Walden Sullivan
School of Rock – Broadway
Role of Lawrence
Ryan Foust
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Broadway
Role of Charlie
Amanda Swickle
Annie, National Tour
Role of Pepper
Jacqueline Galvano
Annie, National Tour
Role of July
Zach Thomas
The Lion King – Broadway
Role of Young Simba
Jennifer Geller
Hamilton – National Broadway Tour
Aviva Winnick
Matilda – Broadway
Role of Matilda
Akira Golz
Matilda – Broadway
Role of Amanda
Amanda Wylie
Annie, National Tour
Role of Tessie 
Nala Hamilton
The Lion King – Broadway
Role of Young Nala
 Katie Wylie
Annie, National Tour
Role of Duffy


Broadway Success Stories

  13: The Musical
  • Ariana Grande (Charlotte)
  • Aaron Simon Gross (Archie)
  Kinky Boots
• Kyle Taylor Parker (Angel. Lola)
  • Sami Bray (Child)
  Mary Poppins
  • Carly Page Baron (Jane Banks)
  • Maya Frank (Jane Banks)
  A Christmas Story
  • Zoe Consondine (Swing)
  • Akira Golz (Amanda)
  • Emma Howard (Hortensia)
  • Brooklyn Shuck (Matilda)
  • Clay Thomson (Ensemble)
  • Aviva Winick (Matilda)
  • Emily Rosenfeld (Molly)
  • Sadie Sink (Annie)
  • Clay Thomson (Spot Conlon)
  Baby It’s You
  • Liz Byrne (u/s Mary Greenberg)
  • Sophie Knapp (Ivanka)
  Billy Elliot
  • Chelsea Galembo (Ballet Girl Swing)
  • Annabelle Kempf (Margaret Gromely)
  • Ruby Rakos (Tracy Atkinson)
  • Corieanne Stein (Margaret Gromely/ Ballet Girl, u/s Tracy Atkinson)
  • Danika Yarosh (Karen Davidson)
  • Sara Meahl (Gina)
  Bye Bye Birdie
  • Bethany Tesark (Swing)
  • Sara Rosenthal (Role of Little Girl)
  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Ryan Foust (Charlie)
  • Kyle Taylor Parker (TBA)
  School of Rock
  • Chloé Bryan (Madison, u/s Tomika)
  • Rachel Katzke (Katie)
  • Ellie Kim (Swing)  • Demi Singleton (Sophie)
  • Walden Sullivan (Lawrence)
  Doctor Zhivago
   • Ashley Brooke (standby for Sasha, Young Yurii, Young Lara, Katrina).
  Spring Awakening
  • Amanda Castaños (Martha)
  • Morgan Karr (u/s Moritz, Male Swing)
  Dr. Seuss’
  How the Grinch Stole Christmas  
  • Zara Scott (Annie Who)
  The King and I
  • Amaya Braganza (Ensemble)
  • Maya Frank (Little Girl)
  The Lion King
 • Kyliegh Curran (Young Nala)
• Nala Hamilton (Young Nala)
 • Trey Jones (Young Simba)
• Rika Nishikawa (Young Nala)
• Zach Thomas (Young Simba)
  Finding Neverland
  • Casey Butler (George)
  • Emma Howard (u/s Young Violet) 
  • Emerson Steele (Young Violet)


New York Success Stories

MEGAN PROUT (Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, role of Kayla)

CASSIDY VANVONNO (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Directed by Julie Taymor)


National Tour Success Stories

TORI BATES (National Tour – Annie, role of Annie)

HARPER BRADY (Elf the Musical, Michael)

ISABELLA BURKE (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, role of Annie Who)

JAKE BUTTER (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

AMANDA BRAUN (Hamilton, Ensemble)

ANGELINA CARBALLO (Annie, role of July, u/s Annie, Molly)

GABI CARRUBBA (Annie, u/s Annie, Orphan)

KYLA CARTER (The Sound of Music, swing for Marta and Gretl)

SYDNEY CHAN (A Christmas Story)

MACKENSI CONSIDINE (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

GIOVANNI DiGABRIELI (Cinderella, Ensemble and u/s for Jean-Michel and Lord Pinkleton)

JESSICA DOHERTY (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

QUINN ERICKSON (The Sound of Music, role of Kurt Von Trapp)

DONNELL JAMES FOREMAN (The Book of Mormon; Mamma MiaHairspray, role of Seaweed)

RAYNA FARR (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, role of Annie Who)

MAYA FRANK (Les Miserables, roles of Little Cosette and Young Eponine)

MEGAN ELYSE FULMER (Shrek, Female Swing; The Bodyguard, Ensemble)

CHELSEA GALEMBO (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

JACQUELINE GALVANO (Annie, role of July)

JENNIFER GELLER (Hamilton, Ensemble. Bring it On, role of Nautica, u/s Danielle)

NICHOLAS GONZALEZ (A Christmas Story, Ensemble)

LARISSA GRASSO (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

CAROLINE HOWARD (A Christmas Story)

LILLI JACOBS (Cinderella, u/s Gabrielle)

MELANIE JEROME (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

SVEA JOHNSON (The Sound of Music, role of Brigitta)

TRE JONES (The Lion King, role of Young Simba)

DEA JULIEN (West Side Story, role of Rosalia)

RACHEL KATZKE (How The Grinch Stole Christmas, role of Cindy Lou Who)

MADISON KERTH (Annie, role of Annie)

RACHEL KHUTORSKY (Shrek, role of Young Fiona)

SOPHIE KNAPP (Once, role of Ivanka)

CAITLYN KOPS (How the Grinch Stole Christmas, role of Annie Who, u/s Cindy Lou Who)

DEANDRE LEATHERBURY (Thriller Live, role of Young Micheal Jackson) 

HOLLIS LONG (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)


CARLY MAITLIN (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

MEGAN MCGUFF (Matilda, role of Hortensia)

MOLLY ROSE MEREDITH (Annie, role of Pepper)

MYLES MOORE (A Christmas Story)

EMILY MORELAND (Annie, role of Kate)

NICOLE NITTOLI (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

SIARA PADILLA (Annie, role of Tessie)

KYLE TAYLOR PARKER (Kinky Boots, role of Lola)

HILLARY PORTER (Cats, role of Rumpleteazer; Elf, ensemble)

CHRISTIE PORTERA (West Side Story, Ensemble)

ALEX SCOLARI (Dirty Dancing, role of Lisa Houseman)

EMILY SERATCH (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

MARISSA SMOKER (Mary Poppins, role of Jane Banks)

LAUREN SOTO (West Side Story, role of Teresita)

ABBY SPARE (Annie, Orphan)

AMANDA SWICKLE (Annie, role of Pepper)

ISSIE SWICKLE (Annie, role of Annie)

CLAY THOMSON (West Side Story, role of A-rab)

JOSHUA TURCHIN (A Christmas Story, role of Randy Parker)

MITCHELL TOBIN (Billy Elliot, role of Billy Elliot)

SHANE TRELOAR (Elf the Musical, Michael)

AVIVA WINICK (The Sound of Music)

MADISON WOODS (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)

AMANDA WYLIE (National Tour – Annie, role of Tessie)

KATIE WYLIE (National Tour – Annie, role of Duffy)

DANIKA YAROSH (Wizard of Oz, Munchkin)


TV/Film Success Stories

HEATHER BRAVERMAN (Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, role of Samantha)

ANNE CLARE GIBBONS-BROWN (Unforgettable, role of Hannah; Law & Order, role of Kid #1)

INDIA CARNEY (The Voice: Season 8, Team Christina)

GABI CARRUBBA (American Idol: Season 11)

LONDON CLARK (Standing Ovation, role of Ziggy)

ASHLEY CUTRONA (Standing Ovation, role of Zita)

GEORGE DALTON (Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer, role of Arty)

COREY FOGELMANIS (Girl Meets World, role of Farkle Minkus)

JULIETTE GOGLIA (The Michael J. Fox Show, role of Eve Henry)


MICHAEL I. HABER (TV: Blue Bloods, The Big C, The Carrie Diaries; Pilots: Gotham, Baby Big Shot; Film: New Years Eve, Now You See Me)

RACHEL HILSON (The Good Wife, role of Nisa)

DAKOTA HOOD (Hunger Games, role of the Tribute Girl from District 10)

ANNIKA HORNE (Army Wives, role of Lauren)

EMMA HOWARD (Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, role of Emily, alongside Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell; Amazon Prime’s Transparent, role of Becky Reynolds. )

SOPHIE KNAPP (Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine)

ANNA LASBURY (Sound of the Spirit, role of Rivka)

KAITLIN LEDDY (Smoothie, role of Christine)

JORDAN MAZARATI (Supergirl, role of Alex Danvers)

BENJAMIN MIRONER (Nickelodeon Pilot)

ALEXIS MOLNAR (The Next Big Thing, Murt Ramirez Wants to Kick My Ass, Danger Dawgz, Electric Company for the Sesame Street Workshop, national Nike commercial)

BLAINE MORRIS (Skins on MTV, role of Betty Nardone)

MICHELLE MOUGHAN (national Verizon “Half-Fast Christmas” commercial)

MARISSA SMOKER (Witches of Oz, role of Young Dorothy; Friends (With Benefits), role of 10-Year Old Chloe)

SOPHIA ROSE SPIEGEL (70th Annual Tony Awards, young Laura Benanti)

KATIE STEVENS (American Idol: Season 9, top 10)

AIDAN SWIFT (The Durian King, role of Jonathan)

MADDIE TAYLOR (John Adams, role of Young Nabby Adams; The Girl Next Door, role of Susan Loughlin; Army Wives, role of Kristen Mills; Law and Order SVU, role of Josie)

KELLY LAMOR WILSON (Feature film The Case of Christ, role of Teen Leslie Strobel, alongside Erika Christensen)

SHELBY WULFERT (Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie, role of Maddie 2; The Heart of Western Music)

DANIKA YAROSH (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise, role of Samantha Dayton; See Dad Run, role of Olivia; Shameless, role of Holly; Tar, role of Irene; Retribution, role of Ashlee Simmons; Law & Order: SVU, role of Nicole Goshgarian)

JEANA ZETTLER (Standing Ovation, role of Zoey)

If you have a success story, please let us know here!

BAA Student Promotion Policy

Are you a BAA alumni performing in a show? Presenting a cabaret? Congratulations! We always love hearing of your success and accomplishments! We love to list them here, on our success stories page! We are so excited to have so many students performing all over the country. Our staff also loves to come to see you perform, when we can, so please let us know the dates you’ll be performing when in or nearby NYC! To be fair to our large BAA student population, we unfortunately cannot actively promote every student event. If you would like for BAA to promote your event via social media outreach, we will consider helping you do so if the venue offers a unique or special experience tailored specifically to other BAA alumni. This is often offered as free tickets or a discount code unique to BAA!  Please have the venue contact our Media Manager, Scheherazade Quiroga, for details and guidelines.