Carnegie Mellon University cabaret for Senior Showcase
October 23, 2012 4:00 AM
At the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama cabaret Sunday evening, Oct. 21., benefitting the Senior Showcase: Left to right: Barbara Anderson, longtime Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts; Grammy- and Oscar-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz; Peter Cooke, head of the School of Drama; Cheryl Pinto with husband Dan Martin, dean of the College of Fine Arts.
Stephen Schwartz and Peter Cooke
Carnegie Mellon juniors performing in the Schwartz on Schwartz cabaret to benefit the CMU Senior Showcase are pictured with award-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz.
Carnegie Mellon student Daniel Bellomy performs at the Schwartz on Schwartz cabaret fund-raiser Sunday at the Cabaret at Theater Square, Downtown.
By Sharon Eberson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Award-winning songwriter Stephen Schwartz --"Wicked," "Godspell," "Pippin," to name a few hits -- was at the piano at the Cabaret at Theater Square Sunday for the third annual benefit for the Carnegie Mellon University Senior Showcase. Juniors at CMU, Mr. Schwartz's alma mater, performed a program of his songs for a packed house including Peter Cooke, head of the School of Drama, Dan Martin, dean of the College of Fine Arts, and Gary Kline, event organizer.
The performers were Daniel Bellomy, Denee Benton, Michael Campayno, Christopher Douglass, Tsilala Graham-Haynes, Zanny Laird, Mitchell Marois, Michael McGuire, Mary Nepi, Jimmy Nicholas, Claire Saunders, Kyle Selig, Ashley Twomey, Joe Ventricelli and Jacob Vine. Spotted was CMU freshman Joshua Grosso, the winner featured in the PBS special "Broadway or Bust," about the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.