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Todd Horman '94 prepares to take stage in Sting’s original musical 'The Last Ship'

Elon’s first music theatre graduate adds Sting’s world premiere to an extensive resume that includes credits in Broadway’s 'Priscilla' and 'Urinetown,' and the National Tours of 'Sister Act,' 'Victor/Victoria' and 'Guys and Dolls.'

​Holding the unique title of Elon’s first music theatre graduate, Todd Horman is participating in another first on board the premiere of Sting’s original musical, "The Last Ship." 

Though Horman has taken part in workshops and readings of original works and the U.S. premiere of "Take Flight," this is the first time he has been a part of an original Broadway cast. 

“It is interesting to be a part of something that is a world premiere, especially because it was such a personal story to Sting, also making it very personal to all of us involved," said Horman, who plays one of the boat guards and is one of a dozen ensemble men in the show.

After finishing his undergraduate degree at Elon, completing a year of work in Manhattan School of Music’s Graduate Opera Studies program, and receiving his MFA in Music Theatre at the University of Nevada, Horman has continued to pursue various types of theatre on Broadway and off.  He mentioned that “every five or six years I do something that really reminds me of what kind of theatre I want to do,” such as his experience in the Broadway production of "Urinetown." 

His participation in "The Last Ship" is another of those experiences with the significance of an original Broadway cast. “You’re a part of everything from the beginning and you see how it began and how it changes," he said. "It means you and everything you do is a part of the production forever.” 

"The Last Ship" premiered in Chicago and is preparing to move to New York where it is set to open in October of this year.  

Check out Todd Horman’s website: http://www.toddhorman.com

Catherine McNeela,
Faculty
7/27/2014 2:20 PM