Class of 2013

Alex starred as the Voice of Moritz in Deaf West's Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. He received an Astaire Award nomination and a Audience Choice nomination for his performance. Other Credits: Cruel Intentions: The Musical (le Poisson Rouge), Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (Wallis Annenberg Center/Ovation Award winner), Brooklynite (Vineyard Theatre), Here's Hoover! (Abrons Art Center), I Am Harvey Milk (Lincoln Center), Lin-Manuel Miranda and This American Life's 21 Chump Street (BAM), and the National Tour of Green Day’s American Idiot. Select TV: Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” “Happyish,” “Welcome to Greenpoint,” “SNL.” Film: Alt-Space, Contest, Detachment.

“Wagner gave me the freedom to discover what kind of performer I wanted to be. When I entered the program, I had no formal acting training, a scrappy voice, and years of guitar playing under my belt. I didn’t know much about what life in the theatre would be like, and I left with the tools to navigate the ups and downs of the business, while remaining my truest self. Wagner never tried to change me into something that I wasn’t, but rather focused on helping me find what made me special. Now, I am hired for the skills that make me special and for being myself, and I am forever grateful to Wagner for that.” -Alex Boniello ’13