Carnegie Mellon University congratulates CMU alumni Renée Elise Goldsberry and Leslie Odom, Jr., who received Tony Awards on Sunday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. These two winners increase the number of Tonys received by Carnegie Mellon alumni to 43. Goldsberry and Odom, Jr., received two of the 11 Tony Awards bestowed on the musical “Hamilton,” which was nominated for a record 16 Tonys. Goldsberry, a 1993

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Judith Light (A 1970) won a 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Madame Raquin in last fall’s Thérèse Raquin. We congratulate her on this achievement. See the full list of nominees and winners here.

Daniella Topol (A 1996) has been named the new artistic director at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York. Ms. Topol told the New York Times that her goals for Rattlestick include championing new, innovative plays, forging connections with theaters outside New York, and developing the theater’s educational programs. “Rattlestick can be a great place to continue to give opportunities to young diverse artists to get their hands dirty,” she said.

Seven Carnegie Mellon University alumni garnered Tony Award nominations this morning when they were announced from New York City via a webcast on and “CBS This Morning.”

Larry Powell steps on stage of the Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles. The 700-seat theater, 3,000 miles from Broadway, has for decades hosted Hollywood stars hungry for West Coast stage time. The actor—who received his professional training in Carnegie Mellon University’s rigorous theater conservatory program—has already established a respectable career through starring roles in regional theaters across the country. He doesn’t have an Oscar or an Emmy yet,