Monthly Archives: June 2012

Theater Alumni in the News

Charles Coes ’06, Visiting Professor of Sound Design in Spring 2012, is thanked by sound designer Darron West at the Tony Awards for their work together on PETER AND THE STARCATCHER on Broadway (Charles was Associate Sound Designer for the production).  Read the article about Darron here:


In a related story, the design work of Jeff Sugg ’95, has also been represented on Broadway in two shows this year: MAGIC/BIRD (“the basketball musical”, recently closed on May 12) and the soon-to-open BRING IT ON (“the cheerleaders musical”, opening in July).  For both productions, Jeff is credited as the Video or Projection Designer, with his name on posters, press releases, etc., in addition to the programs.  His work has been frequently mentioned in reviews of these productions. For Broadway, Jeff has previously designed 33 VARIATIONS, by Moises Kaufmann, and CHINGLISH, by David Henry Hwang.  He has been involved in the creation of these shows, their pre-Broadway try-out productions, and national and international touring versions of these shows.  Jeff taught the first class Integrated Media Design offered by the Department of Theater in 2005, and was a founding member of Pig Iron Theater Company.  So he now has a total of four Broadway credits.  He remains dedicated, however, to his origins in downtown/off-off-Broadway work, through his ongoing collaborations with his wife, Cynthia Hopkins, a noted performer/composer/writer in her own right.