The Juilliard school turned 100 years old in 2005. Its original founder, Frank Damrosch, was a godson of Franz Liszt who decided that the best of American musicians should not have had to travel to Europe in order to receive the best training. The school opened in 1905. In 1924, the Graduate school was established as a separate entity. The two schools merged in 1926, but did not become a fully integrated entity until 1946. Today, the school trains actors, musicians and dancers.
Since 1905, the following actors have become, if not household names, some of the most memorable character actors in our history. Many have gone on to become triple threats as Broadway, film and television stars. A few have won Oscars, Tony Awards, and other recognitions.
Bebe Neuwirth has won two Best Actress Tony Awards: For "Chicago" and "Sweet Charity". She won two emmys for her memorable work as Dr Lility Sternin-Crain on the television show "Cheers".
Robin Williams has won an Oscar, three Golden Globe awards, two Screen Actors Guild, and three Grammy awards.
Kevin Kline has won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
Kevin Spacey has won two Oscars, five Golden Globes, two Tonys and two Emmys.
At age 37, Jamie Foxx has an Oscar for his performance in "Ray" and is only the second actor in Oscar history to be nominated for two films in the same year, as he was nominated for his role in "Collateral". He is a Grammy Award winning musical artist and is on tour this year with his "Blame It" program.
Andre Braugher: Homicide,Life On The Streets/Frank Pembleton
Bebe Neuwirth: Cheers/Dr. Lilith Sternin-Crain
Bradley Whitford: The West Wing/Josh Lyman
Christopher Reeve: Monsignor, Death Trap, Superman, Somewhere In Time
David Odgen Stiers: M.A.S.H., Frazier
Elizabeth McGovern: Ordinary People, Ragtime, Once Upon A Time In America.
Eriq La Salle: ER/Dr Peter Benton
Jamie Foxx: Dreamgirls/Ray/ The Soloist
Ving Rhames:Pulp Fiction/Marsellus Wallace
William Hurt: The Big Chill/Gorky Park/ The Accidental Tourist
Val Kilmer: Top Gun/ Batman Forever/The Doors
Robin Williams: No Kidding. It would never all fit into this article.
Kevin Spacey: The Shipping News, Glengarry Glen Ross, Beyond the Sea/Bobby Darin
Kevin Kline: The Big Chill, Sophie's Choice, A Fish Called Wanda, Grand Canyon
Kelsey Grammer: Cheers/Frasier
Audra McDonald: 4 time Tony Winning Broadway Star.
Yo Yo Ma: Cellist
Wynton Marsalis: Trumpeter
Van Cliburn: Pianist
Stephanie Mills: Singer
Phillip Glass: Composer
Miles Davis: Jazz Trumpeter
Lew Soloff: Trumpeter
Lauri Singer: Cellist/actress
Leontyne Price: Soprano
Lenord Slatkin: Conductor
Elizabeth Berkeley: Ballet
Robert Garland: Dance Theater of Harlem