# Notable Alumni

LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts has a long history of producing many of the most notable artists. Its students have gone on to Broadway (Liza Minelli, Al Pacino), television (Stephen Bochco, Jennifer Aniston), dance (Arthur Mitchell, Edward Villella), art (Milton Glaser, Jerome Witkin, Wolf Kahn) and almost every facet of the music world (Pinchas Zuckerman, Murray Perahia, James Conlon, Catherine Malfitano and Cy Coleman). Graduates from Music & Art, Performing Arts and LaGuardia have gone on to successful careers in the arts and beyond. In 2014, 99% of the 685 seniors went on to colleges and conservatories. The list of schools that the students are attending includes all the Ivy League Schools and top conservatories in the U.S.

Click on the links below to see a list of notable alumni in each field.

Architects

Artist Manager

Artists

Arts Administrators

Classical Musicians

Classical Singers

Composers

Conductors

Directors/Writers

Entertainment

Fashion

Jazz Musicians

Media

Photographers

Producers

Singers, Songwriters, Lyricists

### Actors/Actresses

Kirk Acevedo LaG ‘89

Jennifer Aniston LaG ‘87

Tichina Arnold LaG ‘87

Rochelle Aytes LG ‘94

Ellen Barkin PA ‘72

Richard Benjamin PA ‘56

Chaz Bono LaG ‘87

Julie Bovasso* M&A ‘48

Adrien Brody LaG ‘91

Cara Buono LaG ‘89

Daniel Burstein PA ’82

Charles Busch M&A ‘72

Northern James Calloway* PA ‘66

Thom Christopher PA ‘58

Desiree Coleman M&A ‘83

Victor Trent Cook M&A ‘85

Keith David PA ‘73

Robert De Niro PA

Michael DeLorenzo PA ‘82

Dom DeLuise* PA ‘51

Billy De Williams M&A ’55

Dagmara Dominczyk LaG ‘94

Ron Eldard PA ‘83

Omar Epps LaG ‘90

Alvin Epstein M&A ‘42

Carla Gallo LaG ‘93

Sarah Michelle Gellar LaG ‘95

Erica Gimpel PA ’82

Rick Gonzales LaG ‘97

Cliff Gorman* M&A ‘54

Adrien Grenier LaG ‘94

Ben Harney M&A ‘70

Jackee Harry M&A ‘71

Anna Maria Horsford PA ‘64

Paula Kelly M&A ‘60

Yunjin Kim LaG ‘89

Zohra Lampert M&A ‘48

Dawnn Lewis M&A ‘78

Annette Lieberman Miller PA ‘54

Hal Linden M&A ‘48

Priscilla Lopez PA ‘65

Sonia Manzano PA ‘68

Janet Margolin* PA ‘61

Graham Patrick Martin LaG ‘08

James Moody PA ‘68

Claudette Nevins PA ‘54

Keith Nobbs LaG ‘97

Ana Ortiz LaG ‘88

Al Pacino PA ‘58

Sarah Paulson LaG ‘93

Carl Anthony Payne II LaG ‘87

Mizuo Peck LaG ‘95

Elizabeth Peña PA ‘77

Brock Peters* M&A

Suzanne Pleshette* PA ‘54

Ving Rhames PA ‘77

Tony Roberts M&A ‘57

Amy Ryan LaG ‘86

Jennifer Salt PA ‘61

Helen Slater PA ‘82

Wesley Snipes PA ‘79

Susan Strasberg M&A ‘56

Arthur Taxier LaG ‘96

Glynn Turman PA ‘65

Ben Vereen PA ‘65

Michael Vita PA ‘58

Jessica Walter PA ‘58

Leslie Ann Warren M&A ‘63

Marlon Wayans LaG ‘90

Steven Weber PA ‘79

Meritt Wever LaG ‘98

Billy Dee Williams M&A ‘55

Vanessa A. Williams PA ‘81

### Architects

Charles Gwathmey M&A ‘56

Michael Pittas M&A ‘59

Robert Siegel M&A ‘57

### Artist Manager

Shelly Berger PA ‘56

Sid Garris M&A ‘40

Sheldon Soffer M&A ‘44

### Artists

Arnold Abramson M&A ’46

Amy Adler M&A ‘84

Beth Ames Swartz M&A ‘53

James Bama M&A ‘44

Daniel Bennet Schwartz M&A ‘46

Al Blaustein M&A ‘40

Charles Bragg M&A ‘49

Ronald Burns M&A ‘59

Robert Conal M&A ‘61

Harvey Dinnerstein M&A ‘46

Byron Dobell M&A ‘44

Seymour Drumlevitch* M&A ‘41

Will Elder* M&A ‘40

Edwin Fisher M&A ‘44

Mary Frank M&A ‘49

Elias Friedensohn* M&A ‘42

Laurence Gartel M&A ‘73

Milton Glaser M&A ‘47

Barbara Grossman M&A ‘61

Barbara Henkin Rothenberg* M&A ‘51

Al Jaffee M&A ‘40

Matt Kahn* M&A ‘46

Wolf Kahn M&A ‘45

Allan Kaprow* M&A ‘45

Julius Kirschenbaum* M&A ‘48

Harvey Kurtzman* M&A ‘41

Mildred Lapson M&A ‘40

Julian LaVerdiere LaG ‘89

Donna Levinstone M&A ’72

Whitfield Lovell M&A ‘77

George Lois M&A ‘49

Mil Lubroth M&A ‘44

Emily Mason M&A ‘50

Frank Mason* M&A ‘40

Norman Narotsky M&A ‘45

Alphonse Normandia M&A ‘44

Reginald Pollack* M&A ‘41

Erika Rothenberg M&A ‘67

Reynold Ruffins M&A ’48

Ann Samols Sperry* M&A ‘51

Katy Schneider M&A ‘82

Judith Shahn M&A ‘46

Aaron Shikler M&A ‘40

Burton Silverman M&A ‘46

Pat Trivigno M&A ‘40

Larry Walker M&A ‘53

Fred Wilson M&A ‘72

Jerome Witkin M&A ‘57

### Arts Administrators

Cora Cabot Geister

Luis Cancel M&A ‘70

Arthur Drexler* M&A ‘42

Laura Kaminsky M&A ‘74

### Classical Musicians

Cecelia Arzewski PA ‘67

Jerome Ashby* PA ‘73

Ik-Hwan Bae PA ‘75

Isidore Cohen M&A ‘40

Kenneth Cooper M&A ‘58

Daniel Domb M&A ‘61

Eugene Drucker M&A ‘68

Stanley Drucker M&A ‘44

Bruce Dukov M&A ‘69

Paul Dunkel M&A ’60

Roy Eaton M&A ‘46

Phillip Fath M&A ‘47

Bela Fleck M&A ‘76

Bernard Garfield M&A ‘42

Sol Greitzer* M&A ‘43

Leonard Hindell M&A ‘60

Richard Horowitz M&A ‘40

Allen Iglitzen M&A ‘49

Elayne Jones M&A ‘45

Stephen Kates* M&A ‘61

Robert Kopelson M&A ‘64

Karl Kraber M&A ‘53

David Krakauer M&A ‘74

Sung-Ju Lee PA ‘74

Carol Lieberman M&A ‘61

Steven Lubin M&A ‘59

Penayis Lyras PA ‘72

Murray Panitz* M&A ‘41

Murray Perahia PA ‘63

Matthew Raimondi M&A ‘46

Basil Reeve M&A ‘61

Samuel Rhodes M&A ‘58

Joshua Rifkin M&A ‘60

Ronald Roseman* M&A ‘50

Henry Schuman* M&A ‘48

Bernard Shapiro M&A ‘52

Joel Smirnoff M&A ‘67

Carol Stein Amado* M&A ‘59

Barbara Stein Mallow M&A ‘53

Conrad Strasser* M&A ‘67

Marcus Thompson M&A ‘63

Andor Toth* M&A ‘41

Roland Vamos M&A ‘48

Allan Vogel M&A ‘61

Arthur Weisberg M&A ‘49*

Pinchas Zukerman PA ‘67

### Classical Singers

Priscilla Baskerville M&A ‘67

Ladd Boris M&A ‘73

Patricia Brooks* M&A ‘51

Susan Gregory M&A ‘60

Reri Grist M&A ‘49

Esther Hinds M&A ‘73

Grace Hinds M&A ‘73

Jennifer Hines LaG ‘90

Catherine Malfitano M&A ‘66

Julia Migenes M&A ‘60

Indira Mahajan M&A ‘84

Laquita Mitchell LaG ‘94

Isabel Leonard LaG ‘00

Jan Opalach M&A ‘69

Lenore Sampson

Theresa Santiago LaG ‘87

### Composers

Alvin Brehm M&A ‘42

Martin Bresnick M&A ‘63

Cy Coleman* M&A ‘47

Robert Di Domenica M&A ‘41

Robert Dick M&A ‘67

Morton Feldman* M&A ‘44

Charles Fox M&A ‘58

Gerald Fried M&A ‘45

Joel Hirschhorn PA ‘55

Michael Kamen* M&A ‘65

Edward Kleban* M&A ‘55

Meyer Kupferman* M&A ‘43

Ezra Laderman M&A ‘41

Paul Lansky M&A ‘61

Ben Lanzarone M&A ‘56

Mitch Leigh M&A ‘46

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson* M&A ‘49

Stu Phillips M&A ‘47

Arthur Rubinstein* M&A ‘54

Seymour Shifrin* M&A ‘44

Charles Smalls* PA ‘61

Mark Snow (Born Marty Fulterman) M&A ‘64

Richard Tee M&A ’61

Jonathan Tunick M&A ‘54

James Yannatos M&A ‘47

### Conductors

Leon Botstein M&A ‘63

James Conlon M&A ‘68

Leslie Dunner M&A ‘74

James Gaffigan LaG ‘97

Stephen Gunzenhauser M&A ‘59

Paul Lustig Dunkel M&A ‘60

Eve Queler M&A ‘48

Andrew Schenck* M&A ‘58

Gerard Schwarz PA ‘65

Jonathan Strasser M&A ‘63

David Zinman M&A ‘53

### Dancers/Choreographers

Dara Adler LaG ‘87

Julius Brewster LaG ‘96

Camille Brown LaG ‘97

Jacqulyn Buglisi PA ‘68

Gregg Burge* PA ‘75

Linda Caceres Sims LaG ‘94

Cora Cahan PA ‘57

Christopher Chadman* PA ‘75

Raquelle Chavis PA ‘85

Gary Chryst PA ‘67

Keisha Clarke LaG ‘93

Prince Credell LaG ‘00

Starr Danias PA

Ruth Davidson PA ‘74

George De La Pena PA ‘73

Tamas Detrich PA

Dennis Diamond PA ‘67

Mathew Diamond PA ‘68

Jean Emile PA ‘85

Lola Falana M&A ‘59

Louis Falco* PA ‘60

Eliot Feld PA ‘59

Lorraine Fields PA ‘67

Penny Frank M&A ‘56

Annabelle Gamson M&A ‘46

Sarah Michelle Gellar LaG ‘95

Darren Gibson LaG ‘04

Yasmeen Godder LaG ‘91

Miguel Godreau* PA ‘63

Altovise Gore Davis* PA ‘61

Krystal Hall PA ‘78

Gary Harris LaG ‘87

Dana Ingraham LaG ‘98

Kevin Jeff PA ‘77

Shaun Jones LaG ‘01

Mari Kajiwara* PA ‘68

Minou Lallemand PA ‘83

Zohra Lampert M&A ‘48

Baayork Lee PA ‘61

Bill Louther* PA ‘59

Bruce Marks PA ‘54

Leonard Meek PA ‘81

Arthur Mitchell PA ‘52

Tony Mordente PA ‘54

Darrell Grand Moultrie LaG ‘95

Matthew Neenan LaG ‘93

Michael Peters* PA ‘65

Eleo Pomare* PA ‘53

Troy O’Neil Powell LaG ‘87

Coco Ramirez PA ‘53

Jonathan Riseling PA ‘82

Anthony Rodriguez LaG ‘93

Jaime Rogers PA ‘58

Brunilda Ruiz PA ‘54

Desmond Richardson LaG ‘86

Lolita San Miquel PA ‘52

Kate Skarpetowska LaG ‘95

Dwana Smallwood LaG ‘90

Kim Stroud PA ‘75

Nasha Thomas-Schmidt PA ‘80

Edward Villella PA ‘54

Dudley Williams PA ‘57

Norman Walker PA ‘52

### Directors/Writers

Robert Brustein M&A ‘44

James Burrows M&A ‘58

Charles Busch M&A ‘72

Martin Charnin M&A ‘51

Matthew Diamond PA ‘68

Herb Gardner* PA ‘52

Diana Gould M&A ‘61

Peter Hyams M&A ‘60

Erica Jong M&A ‘59

Michael Kahn PA ‘55

Jonathan Lethem M&A ‘82

Anisa Mehdi M&A ‘74

Lynn Nottage M&A ‘82

Lonny Price PA ‘77

Esmeralda Santiago PA ‘66

Susan Schulman PA ‘62

Charles Van Doren M&A ‘43

Art Wolff PA ‘55

### Entertainment

Maya Azucena Newton LaG ‘90

Diahann Carroll M&A ‘53

Eartha Kitt * PA ‘48

Jonathan Lee Iverson LaG ‘94

Shari Lewis* M&A ‘49

Liza Minnelli PA ‘64

Freddie Prinz* PA ‘73

### Fashion

Anne Crimmins M&A ‘68

Damaris Lewis LaG ‘08

Isaac Mizrahi PA ‘79

Shelli Segal M&A ‘72

### Jazz Musicians

Nat Adderly, Jr.* M&A ‘73

Clifton Anderson M&A ’74

Ron Asta M&A ’77

Lisle Atkinson M&A ’58

Dennis Bell M&A ‘58

Walter Blanding LaG ‘89

Alex Brofsky M&A ’78

Bobby Broom M&A ’78

Terry Burrus M&A ‘79

Abraham Burton LaG ’89

Don Byron M&A ‘75

George Cabels PA ‘62

Sterling Campbell M&A ‘82

Pavo Carey M&A ’80

Bryan Carrott M&A ’77

Lenny Castro M&A ‘74

Bill Charlap PA ‘84

Ray Chew M&A ‘76

Pete Chivily* M&A ‘58

Billy Cobham M&A ’62

Anthony Coleman M&A ’73

Eddie Daniels PA ‘59

Rob Derke LaG ’90

Charlie Drayton PA ‘80

Kenny Drew* M&A ‘46

Sue Evans M&A ‘69

Eliot Finkel PA ‘71

Bob Franceschini M&A ’78

Mark Fineberg M&A ’77

Daniel Freedman LaG ’92

Sharon Freeman M&A ‘66

Marcus Gilmore LaG ‘04

Dave Glasser M&A ‘80

Bernie Glow* M&A ‘43

Eddie Gomez M&A ‘62

Andy Gonzalez M&A ‘69

Jerry Gonzalez M&A ‘67

Wayne Goodman LaG ’86

Charles Gordon PA ’76

John Gordon PA ’84

Steve Gordon M&A ‘68

Omar Hakim M&A ‘77

Carlos Henriquez LaG ’97

Nabate Isles LaG ’95

Chuck Israels PA ‘54

Stephen Jordan M&A ’74

Vadim Karpinos LaG ’96

Pete LaRoca Sims M&A ’54

Carolyn Leonhart LaG ‘89

Michael Leonhart LaG ‘92

Jason Lindner LaG ‘91

Phyllis Litoff* M&A ‘56

Charles Mack LaG ‘99

Jeremy Manasia LaG ’89

Tess Marsalis M&A ‘79

Erc McPherson LaG ’89

Marcus Miller M&A ‘76

Charnett Moffett M&A ‘85

Tiberio Nascimento M&A ‘72

Pete Nater M&A ’77

Adam O’Farrill LaG ’12

Zach O’Farrill LaG ’09

Frank Owens M&A ‘50

Jimmy Owens M&A ‘61

Ben Perowsky M&A ’84

Noel Pointer* M&A ‘72

Chris Rogers M&A ’79

Shorty Rogers* M&A ‘42

Marcus Rojas M&A ’81

Jack Schatz PA ’75

Steven Scott LaG ‘87

Mark Sherman M&A ’75

Jeremy Steig M&A ‘60

Dave Valentin M&A ‘70

Yeissonn Villamar LaG ’06

Charlene Wade LaG ’99

Kenny Washington M&A ‘76

Buddy Williams M&A ‘71

Larry Willis M&A ‘60

David Wong LaG ‘00

Bernard Wright PA ‘80

David Zalud

### Media

Margot Adler M&A ‘64

Andrew Barnes M&A ‘57

Roberta Baskin PA ‘69

Len Bude* M&A ‘44

Alexis Christoforous LaG ‘88

David Ehrenstein M&A ‘64

Max Frankel M&A ‘48

Michael Klare M&A ‘59

June LeBell M&A ‘61

Evan Lottman M&A ‘49

Marianne Mandell M&A ‘47

Les Marshak M&A ‘59

Bess Myerson M&A ‘41

Anna Perez M&A ‘69

Marcus Raskin M&A ‘51

Susan Stamberg M&A ‘55

### Photographers

Neal Slavin M&A ‘59

### Producers

Steven Bochco M&A ‘61

Sean Daniel M&A ‘69

Steven Dick PA ‘66

Robert Ellison PA ‘51

Robert Greenwald PA ‘61

Lynne Littman M&A ‘58

Daniel Melnick* PA ‘51

Stuart Ostrow M&A ‘50

Michael Pressman M&A ‘68

Freyda Rothstein* M&A ‘47

David Simon PA ‘70

Susan Schulman PA ‘52

Frank Von Zerneck PA ‘58

Evan Weinstein PA ‘80

### Singers, Songwriters, Lyricists

Shelley Ackerman M&A ‘70

Susan Arkin Birkenhead M&A ‘53

Carole Bayer Sager M&A ‘61

Marilyn Bergman M&A ‘45

Corina Brouder LaG ‘94

Eagle Eye Cherry LaG ‘87

Dana Danes M&A ‘83

Inaya Day LaG ‘87

Lisa Fischer M&A ‘76

Janis Ian M&A ‘67

Eartha Kitt* PA ‘48

Heather Leigh West LG ‘86

Melissa Manchester PA ‘68

Nicki Minaj LaG ‘00

Peter Nero M&A ‘51

Laura Nyro* M&A ‘65

Slick Rick M&A ‘83

Kelis Rogers LaG ‘97

Daphne Rubin-Vega M&A ‘78

Aaron Schroeder* M&A ‘44

Paul Stanley M&A ‘70

Roger Steinman PA ‘66

Elly Stone M&A ‘44

Suzanne Vega PA ’77

Eric Weissberg M&A ‘57

Peter Yarrow M&A ‘55

* Deceased