Professional Activity

Musical Arts Alumni

The Fantasticks, Broadway: Samantha Bruce, Luisa (

Beauty and the Beast, National Tour: Julia Hosack, Mrs. Potts (

Elf, National Tour: Julia Hosack, Emily

Wicked, National Tour: Phillip Kirchman, Keyboard 1 (

Young Frankenstein, National Tour: Matthew Brandon Hutchens, ensemble, “Doctor” understudy

Cyrano, San Francisco Opera, with Placido Domingo: Martin Rojas Dietrich, LeFleury

Silver Seas Cruise Lines, world cruise entertainer: Francesca Camus (

Director of Vocal Music, Sacred Heart Schools, Chicago: Justin Taylor Nixon

Director of Vocal Music, Palo Alto High School: Michael Najar

Managing Director, The Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta: Lee Foster


Opera San Jose

Pocket Opera, San Francisco

San Francisco Playhouse

San Jose Stage

Sierra Repertory Theatre

Symphony Silicon Valley

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Western Stage

Manhattan School of Music, advanced degree programs

New England Conservatory, advanced degree programs

Ball State University, Doctoral Program

Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards

Best Actor in a Musical Nomination (Martin Rojas-Dietrich, “Padre,” Man of La Mancha, San Francisco Playhouse)

Best Music Direction (Martin Rojas-Dietrich, Cabaret, San Francisco Playhouse)

Best Actress in a Musical (Leslie Ivy, “Celie,” The Color Purple, Hillbarn Theatre)

Theatre Bay Area Award

Best Actress in a Musical (“Celie,” The Color Purple, Hillbarn Theater)

Broadway World Nominations

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (“Jo,” Little Women, NDNU OnStage)

Best Featured Actress in a Musical  (“Beth,”  Little Women,  NDNU OnStage)

Best Featured Actor in a Musical  (“Laurie,”  Little Women,  NDNU OnStage)

Musical Arts Faculty

Debra Lambert

  • “Mrs. Higgins,” My Fair Lady, Symphony Silicon Valley, California Theatre, San Jose
  • “Marie,” The Most Happy Fella, Symphony Silicon Valley, California Theatre, San Jose
  • “Heidi,” Follies In Concert, Oakland Symphony, Paramount Theatre, Oakland
  • Assistant Music Director, Little Women, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
  • Pianist, Sancta Civitas, Stanford Symphony/Chorale
  • Alto soloist, Brahms Neue Liebelieder, Milton Suskind Festival, San Francisco
  • Alto soloist, Beethoven Ninth Symphony, Winchester Orchestra, Santa Clara
  • Who’s Who in America, since 2011
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society (Business, Management and Administration, since 2012)
  • American Guild of Musical Artists (since 1979)
  • Actors’ Equity Association (since 1984)

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