Below are just some of our most notable alumni who have been making their mark on the world.

Our Notable Alumni

Rhoda Blumberg '38*

Winner of Golden Kite Award in 1986

Justin Vivian Bond '85

Actor, Author, and Performance Artist & Lambda Literary Award

Melanie Chartoff '70

Daytime Emmy Award Winner

Bunny Hoest '53

Cartoonist and Co-Creator, The Lockhorns & National Cartoonists Society’s Hall of Fame

Alice S. Hoffman '73

New York Times Bestselling Author

Phil Hymes '49*

Saturday Night Live Lighting Director

2018 Emmy Winner for Outstanding Lighting Design and Lighting Director

Scott James '84

Veteran journalist and fiction author

Television news Emmy award winner

Artie Kornfeld

Musician, Producer, and Music Executive & Creator and Promoter of Woodstock '69

Jonathan Larson '82*

Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Broadway musical RENT

Suzanne Luna '86

An American producer and director best known for The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Daytime Emmy Award winner

Gregory Piccioli '89

An Emmy Award winning television producer

Peter A. Principato '87

Emmy Award Winning Variety Sketch Writer

Carlton Douglas “Chuck D” Ridenhour '84, '13 (Honorary)

Leader of the Rap Group Public Enemy & member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Todd Robinson '82

Actor, writer and producer; Emmy Award Winner

Harold "Hype" Williams

Music Video and Film Director, Film Producer and Screenwriter & BET, Billboard, MTV Video Music and NAACP Image Awards

Jacqueline A. Woodson '16 (Honorary)

New York Times Bestselling Author and Poet Laureate

*Deceased alumni.
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