List of University of Michigan arts alumni

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Academic unit key
Symbol Academic unit

ARCH Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
BUS Ross School of Business
COE College of Engineering
DENT School of Dentistry
GFSPP Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
HHRS Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
LAW Law School
LSA College of LS&A
MED Medical School
SMTD School of Music, Theatre and Dance
PHARM School of Pharmacy
SED School of Education
SNRE School of Natural Resources
SOAD The Stamps School of Art & Design
SOI School of Information
SON School of Nursing
SOK School of Kinesiology
SOSW School of Social Work
SPH School of Public Health
MDNG Matriculated, did not graduate

This is a list of arts-related alumni from the University of Michigan.

Art, architecture, and design[edit]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Alumni lives in film[edit]


Directors, producers, and screenwriters[edit]

National Medal of the Arts[edit]

Emmy award[edit]

Collectively, as of 2017, 29 Michigan alumni have won 81 Emmy awards.

Golden Globe Award winners[edit]

  • Darren Criss, is an American actor, singer and songwriter who won in 2019.
  • Gary Gilbert (born 1965), film producer and the founder and president of Gilbert Films
  • James Earl Jones (born 1931), actor; career has spanned more than 60 years
  • Jeff Levy-Hinte (a.k.a. Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte), film producer; President of Antidote International Films
  • Madonna (Madonna Louise Ciccone; born 1958), singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman
  • Pasek and Paul (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), songwriting duo and composing team for musical theater, films, and television
  • Christine Lahti (born 1950), actress, filmmaker, two-time Golden Globe winner
  • John Rich (1925–2012), film and television director

Grammy Award winners[edit]

  • George Crumb (D.M.A.) (born 1929), composer of avant-garde music; winner of a Grammy and a Pulitzer prize
  • Chip Davis (B.A.) (born 1947), founder and leader of Mannheim Steamroller
  • John M. Eargle (M.A.) (1931–2007), Oscar and Grammy-winning audio engineer; musician
  • David Effron (B.A.), conductor and educator
  • Gabriela Lena Frank (D.M.A.) (born 1972), pianist and composer of contemporary classical music
  • Joe Henry (B.A.) (born 1960), singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer; has released 13 studio albums and produced multiple recordings for other artists, including three Grammy Award-winning albums
  • Bob James (M.A.) (born 1939), multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist, arranger, and record producer
  • James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931), actor; career has spanned more than 60 years; has won three Grammys
  • Fred LaBour (M.A.) (born 1948), better known by his stage name Too Slim; Grammy award-winning musician, best known for his work with the Western swing musical and comedy group Riders in the Sky
  • Madonna (MDNG) (born 1958), singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman; referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s; seven-time Grammy award winner
  • Pasek and Paul, musical duo
  • Gilda Radner (1946–1989), comedian, actress, and one of seven original cast members of SNL
  • Christopher Rouse (University of Michigan fellow) (born 1949), composer
  • Jennifer Laura Thompson (B.F.A. 1991) is an American actress and singer.
  • Don Was (MDNG) (born 1952), musician, record producer and record executive; winner of three Grammy awards

Tony Award winners[edit]

  • Celia Keenan-Bolger (born January 26, 1978) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for portraying Scout Finch in the successful play To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Gavin James Creel (born 1976), actor, singer, and songwriter; best known for his work in musical theatre; received a Tony Award for his performance as Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!
  • Gregory Jbara (born 1961), film, television and stage actor, and singer
  • James Earl Jones (born 1931), actor; career has spanned more than 60 years
  • Michael L. Maguire (born 1955), actor, best known for his role as Enjolras in the original Broadway production of the musical Les Misérables; this role won him a Tony Award in 1987
  • Jeff Marx (born 1970), composer and lyricist of musicals; winner of two Tony Awards
  • Marian Ethel Mercer (1935–2011), actress and singer
  • Arthur Asher Miller (1915–2005), playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater
  • Jack O'Brien (born 1939), director, producer, writer and lyricist is a winner of three Tony Awards
  • Martin Pakledinaz (1953–2012), costume designer for stage and film; winner of two Tony Awards
  • Pasek and Paul, known together as Pasek and Paul, are an American songwriting duo and composing team for musical theater, films, and television
  • James D. Stern, film and Broadway producer; won a 2003 Tony Award for Hairspray

Graphic arts[edit]


Academy Award nominees and winners[edit]

Talent management[edit]

Theatre, film, and television[edit]

Writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Maynard Lyndon (Architect)". Pacific Coast Architecture Database. University of Washington. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Quite Scientific - Chris Bathgate". Archived from the original on February 28, 2008. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Nomo". Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  4. ^ Theatre at Michigan, 2005/2006 Volume 17, Page #12 and #14 (PDF file)

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