MSMT’s Educational Fellowship Program brings theatre students and early career professionals to the beautiful landscape of Midcoast Maine to participate in a full-immersion program focused on practical, experiential training designed to ease the transition into a professional career.

While the individuals below have all gone on to achieve success in their chosen fields, they represent but a small percentage of the roughly 2300 participants who have taken part in the program.

They started it all at Maine State Music Theatre!



1991 MSMT Props/Performance Intern

On Broadway, Jennifer has been in Shrek the MusicalA Christmas StoryPajama Game, TabooUrinetown the Musical, No No Nanette (encores), Best Little Whorehouse(actor’s fund), Seussical, Grease, Beauty and the Beast and Cats.  She won the Annie award (The voice-over Oscar for Best Actor in an Animated Motion Picture Feature Film) for creating the voice of Charlotte La Boeuff in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. TV/FILM: Princess and The Frog, Khumba, Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Winx Club, Robot and Monster, American Dad, Phineas and Ferb, Law and Order, Gravity Falls, The Daily Show, Letterman.



1997 MSMT Performance Intern

Barrett is currently starring as “Eric Beale” in the hit television show NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS and has a recurring role on Will and Grace as Will’s love interest “Paul”. He has starred in AVENUE Q, MAMMA MIA!, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE on Broadway.



1996 MSMT Performance Intern

Aaron can be seen starring in the new Broadway production THE LAST SHIP. He has been in the Broadway / global musical phenomenon MAMMA MIA! at the Broadhurst Theater (Nov. 2013) and recently played Barry in Warner Brothers/dir. Shawn Levy’s This Is Where I Leave You, starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey, Blair in Scorcese’s Wolf of Wall Street, and in John Logan’s new musical THE LAST SHIP, directed by Joe Mantello.

Aaron has appeared in eight Broadway productions including the world premiere of Impressionism IMPRESSIONISM with Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, the revival of LES MISERABLES (for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination), and the first ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, and Elaine Stritch. He is also well known for playing the role of Fabrizio in the Tony Award winning production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Lincoln Center and broadcast ‘Live From Lincoln Center’ on PBS.


2009 MSMT Performance Intern

Ephie starred in THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Broadway and in the national tours of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE SOUND OF MUSIC.


2008 MSMT Performance Intern

Kim is currently starring in BEETLEJUICE on Broadway and was previously seen in MATILDA on Broadway.


2012 MSMT Performance Intern

Jeff has been on Broadway in THE BOOK OF MORMON and currently in WICKED. He has also toured with the national tour of NEWSIES.


2005 MSMT Performance Intern

Minami has starred on Broadway in MY FAIR LADY, MISS SAIGON, THE KING AND I, and in the national tour of MARY POPPINS.



1998 MSMT Performance Intern

Most recently on Broadway in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Renee has also played roles in THE PRODUCERS, STAIRWAY TO PARADISE, ANYTHING GOES and 42ND STREET on Broadway, and in the film version of THE PRODUCERS.


2017 MSMT Performance Intern

Most recently on Broadway in KINKY BOOTS.



2001 MSMT Performance Intern

Currently Jay is the Assistant Stage Manager on the JERSEY BOYS and KINKY BOOTS tour. He recently finished a gig stage managing GOD OF CARNAGE at Virginia Stage Company. Though he says he is not done with acting, he is loving stage management. Jay also met his husband, actor Chris DeAngelis, at MSMT and they have been together ever since.

“I learned a lot about the ‘other side’ of the business working in the costume shop, helping focus lights, striking sets, etc. It gave me a better appreciation of the all sides of the business. I’d go back to MSMT anytime. It’s a fantastic theatre experience in a gorgeous setting with truly talented lovely people.”


2010 MSMT Wardrobe Intern

Angela is currently Head of the Hair Department with THE PROM on Broadway. Previously she was doing the same with SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway.


2008 Company Management Intern

Brittany is company manager for MEAN GIRLS on Broadway and previously for THE BOOK OF MORMON.



2012 Performance Intern 

Jonalyn is currently in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway and has also been in HOLIDAY INN, CATS, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY on Broadway.




1998 MSMT Performance Intern

Eric is currently in the 2nd national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON. He has also been in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE on Broadway and in the national tour of DREAMGIRLS.


1997 MSMT Company Management Intern

Tracy has is currently the Company Manager of THE BAND’S VISIT on Broadway and has been company manager for WAR PAINT, FUN HOME, IF/THEN, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, and THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Broadway.



2002 MSMT Performance Intern

Lindsay played Robin in the Broadway musical LYSISISTRATA. Before that, she understudied Penny in HAIRSPRAY, and Enid, Kate/Chutney, and Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE, and has just wrapped up a triumphant run in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND KICKING! She is currently starring the national tour of KINKY BOOTS.

“It was like nothing else I’d done at the time. Besides learning the ins and outs of backstage life (laundry, set building, strike) I had the chance to work with professional actor, singers and dancers from New York City. This is why I really wanted to intern at MSMT – to work with people who are currently working where I was planning on working. It raised our game, gave us insight into the entire process of putting up a show.”



2000 MSMT Performance Intern

After summer 2000, Ian finished college and moved to NYC. He quickly got a touring gig with the National Tour of MAMMA MIA! from 2003-2005, playing 51 cities, then direct to Disney’s On The Record with Ashley Brown for another 25 cities. He then moved to L.A., did a feature film and many short films, and landed a couple commercials including a national Apple iPhone 3GS commercial in 2009, working with David Fincher, and another directed by Justin Timberlake.

“The intern experience at MSMT was incredible for me. The opportunity to work with working professionals, from the actors to directors/choreographers, stage managers, staff, was inspiring and putting on the quality of theatre that is widely known about MSMT made me want to get to NYC immediately and take on professional theatre. That summer brought lasting friendships that helped me understand the true community that theatre develops. So unique and rare. It was a blast! I really never felt like an ‘intern’, I felt like the Broadway actor singing next to me. My summer at MSMT, an opportunity I feel very fortunate to have had, and share.”



2001 MSMT Performance Intern



2018 MSMT Performance Apprentice

Bria is currently in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway and previously was seen in the national tour of AFTER MIDNIGHT.



2001 MSMT Performance Intern

Since MSMT, Amy has been working non-stop doing regional theatre. She toured nationally with GREASE, and has also performed on a cruise ship while she traveled the world. Amy is currently living in NYC and doing film, television, commercials and print ads – including one for Bud Light – and modeling.

“MSMT completely impacted my life in a major way. It was the first time in my life I was handed a paycheck for performing. So, that was huge. I also remember things I was taught and still take to heart. I ALWAYS wear great shoes to auditions.  I also remember something Ken Kantor (actor) told me because I was bummed I didn’t land a role. He told me ‘never let them know how much it matters to you’. I still take that with me and think about that. I was so young, and had such little confidence. When I was offered a job as an intern, it was the first time I thought I could really do this. They see something in me that I don’t even see. I was surrounded by such veterans, and they made me feel like one of them. I had never worked in an equity house, and it was SUCH a learning experience, and I took that professionalism with me back to school. I also a few years later worked as an intern for The Walnut Street Theatre, and I absolutely feel it was because I had worked at Maine State. I mean, it was a huge part of my young career and I still feel like I was so lucky to be a part of it.”



2000 MSMT Performance Intern

Kyle has been able to play wonderful roles regionally such as Jim in BIG RIVER and Black in LIPPA’S THE WILD PARTY to name a few. He has also traveled the world for his work and lived in fascinating countries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. He has performed on Broadway as Simba and Scar in Disney’s THE LION KING.

“One of the most valuable things I took away from my experience at MSMT, was work ethic.  As an intern, you have many responsibilities throughout the summer, and clearly those who are serious about their craft are there for the experience.  Working with such talented and giving professional individuals, I was given a free master class while watching the process of great stage actors in rehearsal and throughout the run of the shows.  I learned great time management as interns were in all the shows, sometimes rehearsing one during the day and performing another at night.

“I felt very privileged to be a part of such high quality productions and I even made some life long friends from that very summer.  It’s quite simple, the more you put into the experiences, the more you open your eyes and ears and absorb everything around you, the more you knowledge you will attain for future professional endeavors.  I am proud to have worked at such a wonderful theatre.  I know the continued success of MSMT is due to the amazing staff, who work very hard at making sure that everyone has a pleasant experience each summer.”



2001 MSMT Performance Intern

Amy is the Artistic Director and a founding member of the L.A.-based Transcendence Theater Company. She performed on Broadway in 42nd STREETwhich won a Tony Award for “Best Revival of a Musical”. She has performed at numerous regional theatres across the country including Maine State Music Theatre, Theatre By The Sea, The Barn Theatre, and Naples Dinner Theatre. Amy has had the honor of dancing with such Broadway legends as Donna McKechnie, Thommie Walsh, and Randy Skinner.

Amy has enjoyed a bi-coastal career working in the theatre industry in New York and the TV, film, and modeling industries in Los Angeles. She has appeared in close to twenty national commercials. Select TV/Film credits include Law & Order Los AngelesJake in ProgressGeneral Hospital, and Bad Blood. She recently starred in the short film Secret Identity that debuted at the 2011 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival. Amy is also well known across the world for being in the hit You-Tube Video, “The Best Wedding Toast Ever“, which has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine.



1999 MSMT Performance Intern

Patrick was the assistant choreographer and dance captain of the ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER revival starring Harry Connick, Jr.



1993 MSMT Performance Intern

Co-creator of the off-Broadway hit musical ALTAR BOYZ, winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical 2005. For six years, Marc was a member of the tap dancing trio, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings. Highlights with the Kings include performing at the Kennedy Center, in the movie The Aviator, and off-Broadway with Tommy Tune in WHITE TIE AND TAILS.