For more than 55 years, AMDA has been recognized throughout the industry for its rich history and tradition of launching some of the most successful careers in theatre, film, television and new media. 

 

Today AMDA continues to build upon its prestige with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, two of the most influential entertainment hubs in the world. AMDA College of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York provide unparalleled education and training for the aspiring actor, dancer, singer, versatile artist, and beyond. 

 

Ranked number one by Niche.com in a deep analysis of performing arts college, and ranked No. 4 on Playbill’s Big 10, AMDA is among the top most represented colleges on Broadway in the 2018-2019 Season, indicating the tremendous level of success students reach after graduation. 

 

AMDA is a thriving institution and community which includes thousands of prominent alumni in virtually every field of the entertainment industry. Students are positioned for success from the moment they step on campus. With access to more than 300 faculty of acclaimed actors, choreographers, directors, filmmakers, and TV producers, students regularly receive industry insight and expertise from teachers currently working in the business. 

 

AMDA is one of the only performing arts institutions offering Master of Arts, Masters of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees (BFA), Associate of Occupational Studies Degrees, and Professional Conservatory Certificates with campuses located in New York City and Los Angeles.


CONTACT INFORMATION
 

For general information call 1-800-367-7908 or e-mail admissionsteam@amda.edu

 

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy
211 West 61st St., New York, NY 10023. 

AMDA College of the Performing Arts
6305 Yucca St., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

 
 

NOTABLE ALUMNI

 

ANTHONY RAMOS

Starred as “John Laurens/Philip Hamilton” in Broadway’s Hamilton. TV/Film credits include She’s Gotta Have It, Monsters and Men, Honest Thief, and A Star is Born. His debut album The Good & The Bad was released in 2019. Upcoming projects include feature film Distant and film adaptation of In the Heights.

 

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

Actor and composer, best known for his Tony-nominated roles as “George Washington” in Hamilton and “Benny” in In the Heights. Christopher has starred in 8 Broadway shows and won a 2011 Emmy for the song “What I Am” for Sesame Street. Christopher currently stars as “Chunk Palmer” in CBS’ Bull. 

 

CAISSIE LEVY

Caissie originated the role of “Elsa” in Broadway’s Frozen. Other Broadway and West End starring roles include “Elphaba” in Wicked, “Penny” in Hairspray, “Sheila” in Hair, “Molly” in Ghost, and “Fantine” in Les Misérables. Caissie will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Caroline, or Change in 2021.

 

TYNE DALY

Tony Award winner for Best Actress in a Musical in Broadway’s Gypsy. With over 100 screen credits, Tyne won four Emmy Awards for the 1980’s series Cagney & Lacey and Emmy Awards for roles in CBS’ Christy and Judging Amy. Tyne recently starred as “Phyllis” in CBS’ Murphy Brown revival.

 

PAUL SORVINO

Actor, writer, director and opera singer, best known for his film roles “Henry Kissinger” in Nixon and “Paul Cicero” in Goodfellas. Paul began his stage career in Broadway’s Bajour, and later directed Broadway’s Wheelbarrow Closers in 1976. His screen acting, directing and producing career spans 50 years.

 

MADELINE BREWER

Stars as “Janine” in Hulu's Emmy-Award winning The Handmaid's Tale. Madeline earned critical acclaim as “Tricia Miller” on Orange is the New Black, and has played dark roles on some of television’s hottest shows. Madeline shifted to feature films with Hedgehog, and will star in The Ultimate Playlist of Noise.

 

SARAH STILES

Earned her second Tony nomination as “Sandy Lester” in Broadway’s Tootsie. Broadway credits include Hand to God, Avenue Q and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Television credits include EPIX’s Get Shorty, Showtime’s Billions, and the upcoming Netflix series The Crew. Sarah recently released her debut EP You Can Ukulele with Me.

 

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON

Received five Emmy nominations as “Mitchell Pritchett” in ABC’s Modern Family. Jesse won a Drama Desk Award for Broadway’s Fully Committed. Broadway credits include On the Town and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Jesse hosts Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and will star in the upcoming Broadway revival of Take Me Out.

 

KYLE SCATLIFFE

Kyle made his Broadway debut as “Enjolras” in Les Misérables. He earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for West End’s The Scottsboro Boys. He has starred on Broadway as “Harpo” in The Color Purple, “Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson” in Hamilton and “Tom Robinson” in To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

RIZWAN MANJI

Starred as “Ray Butani” in the 2020 Emmy-winning show Schitt’s Creek. Rizwan starred in NBC’s Outsourced and Perfect Harmony. His career spans over 25 years, appearing in popular TV shows including Glee, Arrested Development, and NCIS. Film credits include The Wolf of Wall Street, The Dictator, Transformers, and upcoming indie-film Basement. 

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