Master Class: Alice Ripley
Master Class with Alice Ripley ’85
Sunday, March 18, 2018 • 6–9 p.m.
Green Center, 605 S. College Ave.
A DePauw alumna, Alice Ripley can currently be seen portraying the role of Kathleen in the new Netflix comedy Girlboss. She earned critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a Helen Hayes Award for her work as “Diana” in the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock opera Next to Normal. An accomplished musician who also writes and produces her own music, Ripley has won three Best Acting awards to date for the indie musical movie favorite SUGAR!, which was recently presented on the 2016 festival circuit.
“Anger, yearning, sorrow, guilt and the memory of what must have been love seem to coexist in every note she sings.” — Ben Brantley, New York Times
More About This Artist
As part of the original Broadway casts, Alice also originated the roles of Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show, Molly Ivors in James Joyce's The Dead, Betty Schaefer in Sunset Boulevard, the Specialist's Assistant in The Who's Tommy, and Bathsheba in King David, as well as having a long stay at the Imperial Theatre as Fantine in Les Miserables. Additionally, Ripley received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her portrayal of conjoined twin Violet Hilton in Side Show.
In 2016, Alice performed in the original Broadway cast of American Psycho. In 2017, we will see her Broadway Records release of the music of SUGAR!.
TV spots include 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, Hee Haw and Royal Pains. Other film credits include Sing Along, Isn't It Delicious, The Adulterer, Bear With Us, Temptation and Muckland.