’06 Grad Aaron Young to Become 25th UNC Alum to Bask in the Bright Lights of Broadway

Aaron Young

Aaron Young, a 2006 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado's Musical Theatre program, has been cast in the role of Sasha in an upcoming Broadway revival of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof.

When performances begin Nov. 12 in the Broadway Theatre, Young will become the 25th UNC alumnus to appear in a Broadway play. It will be his first role on the Great White Way.

Young will join the ranks of UNC alumni that include Beth Malone, who earned a 2015 Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the Tony-winning Fun Home; and Patty Goble. who's appeared in seven Broadway productions.

The 25 UNC alumni who have made it to a Broadway stage in the past 25 years and the 53 productions they've appeared in includes:

  • Josh Buscher - West Side Story 2009 (OC), Pricilla Queen of the Desert (OC), Big Fish (OC)
  • Ryan Dinning - Machinal (OC)
  • Jenny Fellner - Wicked, Mama Mia, The Boyfriend, Pal Joey (OC)
  • Scott Foster - Forbidden Broadway (Alive and Kicking) 2013, Brooklyn (OC), Forbidden Broadway (Alive and Kicking) 2014
  • Greg Germann - Assassins (OC), Biloxi Blues (OC), Boeing/Boeing
  • Patty Goble - Bye Bye Birdie 2009 (OC), Curtains (OC), The Woman in White (OC), La Cage Aux Follies 2004 (OC), Kiss Me Kate 1999 (OC), Ragtime (OC), Phantom of the Opera
  • Derek Hanson - Anything Goes (Sutton Foster) Side Show (2014 Revival)
  • Tamara Hayden - Les Miz, Cabaret
  • Autumn Hulbert - Legally Blonde
  • Aisha Jackson - Beautiful - The Musical
  • Ryan Jesse - Jersey Boys
  • Patricia Jones - Buried Child (OC), Indiscretions (w/Kathleen Turner)
  • Andy Kelso - Mama Mia, Kinky Boots (OC)
  • Beth Malone - Ring of Fire (OC), Fun Home (OC)+
  • Victoria Matlock - Million Dollar Quartet (OC)
  • Jason Olazabal - Julius Caesar (OC) (w/Denzel Washington)
  • Laura Ryan - Country Roads: The John Denver Musical (OC)
  • Lisa Simms - A Chorus Line
  • Andrea Dora Smith - Tarzan, Motown (OC)
  • Erica Sweany - Honeymoon in Vegas - The Musical (OC)
  • Jason Veasey - The Lion King
  • Jason Watson - Mama Mia
  • Aléna Watters - Sister Act (OC), Adams Family Musical (OC), West Side Story 2009,
  • Wysandria Woolsey - Chess, Parade, Beauty and the Beast, Aspects of Love, Phantom of the Opera, Cats
  • Aaron Young - Fiddler on the Roof 2015

Note: OC = Original Broadway Cast


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