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USD Alumnus Ebrin Stanley to Perform in Hamilton Chicago

Photo of Ebrin Stanley. USD theatre alumnus Ebrin Stanley will play two roles in the upcoming production of Hamilton Chicago.

VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota alumnus Ebrin Stanley will perform two roles in the Chicago rendition of “Hamilton.” He will play the roles of James Madison and Hercules Mullegen.

“I feel very blessed and humbled to join Hamilton,” said Stanley who performed in ten USD productions during college including Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. “Dreams do come true. Keep going, keep dreaming, and keep believing.”

Originally from Houston, Texas, Stanley graduated from USD in 2017 with a musical theatre focus. He moved back to Houston after graduation where he directed and choreographed two children’s shows at the Children’s Museum of Houston. In September 2017, he was cast in a performance of Dead Meat by Paige Zubel in New York City.

“We are incredibly proud of Ebrin’s accomplishment,” said Raimondo Genna, chair of the Department of Theatre. “Not only is Ebrin’s casting a testament of his astonishing talent, but also speaks volumes of the training and opportunities here at USD. We are excited to see Ebrin take the Chicago stage and where he goes from there.”


USD's College of Fine Arts encourages students to pursue their chosen professional field in art, music or theater through their study with nationally recognized faculty who are working professionals. Students learn and grow to be professional fine artists with great job potential anywhere in the country. The college offers opportunities for additional real-world experiences through work with guest artists, study tours abroad and opportunities at the National Music Museum and the University Art Galleries on the Vermillion campus and the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park. The college brings more than 80 guests artists to campus annually to work with students.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News