Picture yourself behind the wheel of Steve McQueen’s 1956 Jaguar. That’s the excitement you’d get at the newly detailed Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, thanks to Carnegie Mellon University alumni who helped drive the renovation project. The museum, which closed in 2015 for the $125 million renovation project, houses more than 100 priceless vehicles, from McQueen’s Jaguar XKSS to Herbie the Love Bug, with just as many housed in a vault

Writes Live Design International: “The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a Boston tradition that spans over 40 years. Lighting Designer Mike Berger, of Full Flood Inc., was responsible for lighting this year’s 4th of July celebration using gear from 4Wall New York. Hundreds of thousands gathered at the historic DCR Hatch Shell to celebrate America’s independence while fireworks exploded in the air during a performance by Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas,

Television is a brave new world, and CMU alumni are helping to blaze the frontier. While networks crank out hit weekly shows, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are releasing full seasons to content-hungry viewers for “binge-watching.” Amazon Studios released several new pilots in June starring three Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama alumni. Two of the pilots are hour-long dramas. “The Interestings” stars Corey Cott and Jeffrey Omura,

“Carnegie Mellon University rising senior John Clay III recently took first place and a $12,000 prize at the National Society of Arts and Letters musical theater competition. In annoucing the winners from the contest in Phoenix, the organization that has supported young performers since 1944 wrote of Mr. Clay: “What he loves about theater is the storytelling aspect and how it draws people together under one roof. To be in

Alumni Josh Groban and Denee Benton will both make their Broadway debuts in this fall’s premier of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Groban has been eager to appear on Broadway for some time, but hadn’t found the right part until he encountered Pierre. Benton is making the transfer from the mounting of the production at Boston’s American Repertory Theatre. Groban tells Entertainment Weekly: “I didn’t want to

Just one year out of school and Will Gossett already has an Emmy. Gossett, a 2015 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama, was a member of the team that won the 2016 Emmy for Best Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special for his work on “Grease: Live.” The Creative Arts Emmys were announced Sept. 10 and 11. Fellow alumni, Ryan Tanker (A 2010) was also a member

A message from Peter Cooke, Head of the School of Drama: “The tragedy in Orlando early on Sunday morning was an appalling and senseless assault on peace loving people everywhere. In targeting a joyous LGBTQ gathering, it was an attack on all who choose to live peacefully in a diverse and inclusive world where care for, and the well being of others, is paramount. I know that the families and

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

Two new faculty members were appointed to the School of Drama Acting and Music Theater faculty this spring. They will begin teaching in the fall of 2016. Gary Logan comes to us from his position as Director of the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting, (in association with George Washington University). He holds an MFA from American Conservatory Theatre. Logan has worked as an actor in many productions;

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.