Alumni in the Arts

Christian Borle '91 a Pittsburgh Shady Side Academy Alumni
Christian Borle '91
Many Shady Side Academy alumni have established successful careers in the arts. We count a Tony winner, two Grammy nominees and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee among our alumni:

Peter Ackerman '88, Hollywood screenwriter best known for the animated film Ice Age

Tunde Adebimpe '93, Grammy-nominated musician, actor, director and artist, best known as lead singer of the band TV on the Radio

Jon Beckerman '87, Producer, writer and creator of the television series Ed and The Knights of Prosperity

Christian Borle '91, Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway actor with starring roles in Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Peter and the Starcatcher and Something Rotten! as well as the NBC TV drama Smash

Gary Chang '71, Hollywood film composer and musician

Chris Frantz '70, Drummer for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Talking Heads

John Harrison '66, Hollywood writer, director, producer and composer; wrote and directed the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Dune

Courtney Hershey Bress '92, Grammy-nominated musician and Colorado Symphony Orchestra principal harpist

Henry Hillman '37, Arts patron and philanthropist, for whom the Hillman Center is named

Carl Kurlander 78, Hollywood screenwriter of the film St. Elmo's Fire and TV show Saved By The Bell; president and CEO of the Steeltown Entertainment Project

Aarti Mann '96, Hollywood actress, played Priya on The Big Bang Theory

Richard E. Rauh '58, Actor, arts educator and patron, for whom the Rauh Theater is named

Mark Rosenthal '69, Former president and CEO of MTV Networks

Owen Young '82, Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist