Distinguished Alumni

 

These are a few of the alumni information we were able to compile. If you would like to be include or have your information updated please e-mail the information to us at bhsdcwb@hotmail.com

Nancy Frangione

Soap opera actress, best known for her role as the scheming villainess “Cecile DePoulignac” on Another World, which she played from June 1981 to November 1984. She reprised the role five times between 1986 and 1996. She debuted on soap operas in 1977, playing the role of Tara Martin on All My Children. In addition to other soaps, such as One Life to Live, Frangione has appeared on series such as The Nanny (as Fran’s cousin Marsha), Highway to Heaven, Matlock, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Jim Frangione

Frangione is an actor who has appeared in films and television. He has been in “The Unit”, Transamerica, Spartan, Frozen Impact, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”, Rubout, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”, Heist, State and Main, Suits, Claire Dolan, The Spanish Prisoner, “Law and Order”, and Homicide.

Scott Nash

EMMY AWARD WINNING DESIGNER, CHILDREN”S BOOK AUTHOR and GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Scott Nash, founding partner of Big Blue Dot and Bug Island, has developed an expertise in the branding and creative development of kids’ products, specialty toys and children’s book markets. Scott’s clients have included ABC Saturday Morning, TBS, Nickelodeon, PBS and YTV, HandsOnToys, Milton Bradley, Pleasant Co. and the Boston Children’s Museum. In addition to an Emmy Award Scott has received recognition from PROMAX, Broadcast Designers Association, AIGA, Society of Illustrators and HOW, Print, and Publishers Weekly. He has taught at Boston University, Northeastern University and the Art Institute of Boston and currently teaches at Maine College of Art. He has illustrated over 20 children’s books, the most recently, the Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown.  Scott also designed the Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network logos

John Best

TELEVISION PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, WRITER production Supervisor , EMMY AWARD WINNER. John has worked on many of the Disney television specials, including the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade for which he won an Emmy. John directed and wrote the television special Nascar Rocks and Merle Haggard: For the Record. John has also worked on numerous award show including The Clio Awards, Cable Ace Awards, People’s Choice Awards, The Daytime Emmy’s, Miss USA and Miss America Pageants The Academy Awards and even the opening ceremonies of the Olympics!

Kate McGarry

GRAMY AWARD NOMINADED SINGER/SONGWRITER/ARRANGER. Kate has released 3 albums under the Palmetto label and has completed written and recorded 63 children’s songs with Keith Ganz for the Heinle Picture Dictionary.

Neal McGarry

ACTOR, ELLIOT NORTON AWARD WINNER. Recently Neal played Aaron Burr on PBS’ The American Experience. Film roles include Bust (2005) and Stranger (2007). McGarry is producing a film version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

William Concha

ACTOR. Had a reoccurring role as Officer Miller on NYPD Blue  (38 episodes). Most recently appeared in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Neal McDonough

ACTOR. In 1991, he won the Best Actor Dramalogue for “Away Alone.” McDonough has made many television and film appearances since then, including Band of Brothers, Star Trek: First Contact,  Minority Report The Hitcher and Flags of Our Fathers.Neal is currently filming in Canada the title role of the mini series TIN MAN for the sci-fi channel. Neal now has a reoccurring role in “Desperate Housewives.”

Eden White

SONGWRITER/SINGER/MUSICIAN. Eden White first arrived on the New York City club circuit in 1993, earning a loyal cult following that led to her being cast in the off-Broadway production Schoolhouse Rock Live. Best Described as ‘the female Billy Joel.White released “This is the Way” in June of 1998 to critical acclaim by BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, PARADE MAGAZINE and HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Two months later, She opened for Sarah McLachlan in Bryant Park, New York City, to an audience of 10,000 (ended up selling over 3,500 copies internationally)- mostly due to word of mouth and East Coast tours.

S.Andrew Rapo

SENIOR PRODUCER, DISNEY ONLINE, AUTHOR. At Disney Online where Rapo is developing a Flash-based, next-generation Web platform that will allow seamless integration of streaming media, communication tools and multiplayer games. Previously, Andrew was a Senior Engineer at Warner Bros. Online (US). Before working at Warner Bros., Andrew produced interactive content at Disney Online for Disney properties including “Armageddon”, “Mulan”, and “A Bug’s Life”.. Recently authored “Understanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2. At Warner Bros, he worked with the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC, helping to develop SLIM ES3, a 3D first-person patrol trainer for the U.S. Army; it has since been successfully deployed and used to train soldiers to recognize threats and threat indicators.

Daniel Rapo

Visual Effects coordinator, I-MAX. Dan has worked on over  a dozen original productions for IMAX, mostly as visual effects coordinator. Served as the assistant to the Personnel Director for Dreamworks on The Road to El Dorado and The Prince of Egypt. In addition to working as a production assistant on Space Jam for Warner Bros feature Animation.

Chris Mannal

ACTOR, VOICE ACTOR.  Chris has done dozens of television voiceovers for LG and Lee Jeans; radio voiceovers for Verizon (current campaign), Coldwall-Banker and T-Moblie, animation voiceovers for Disney; and audiobooks for the Hardy Boys Mystery series.

Spencer Crockett

Spencer is currently Assistant Technical Director, Providience College

Kitt Lavoie

DIRECTOR, PLAYWRIGHT, ACTOR, AND DESIGNER.  A graduate of Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Kitt holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School.  He is the Artistic Director of The  CRY HAVOC Company a company he co-founded in 1997 as a resource for emerging theater directors, actors, and playwrights.  Kitt is a member of the Professional Playwrights’ Workshop at The Players and a Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Over the past eight years, Kitt has directed more than seventy-five shows in New York City, including the original productions of more than thirty-five plays.  He is author of seventeen produced plays and musical books, including Twice Rather Perish, Crispian Deserters, The Median Line (for which he was awarded the first of two Robinson Awards for Dramatic Writing), a rock musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (sanctioned by the Tolkien Society), and Seven Keys, a multi-media adaptation of George M. Cohan’s Seven Keys to Baldpate, co-written with Graeme Gillis, commissioned by Ring of Fire Productions.

Brain Mellyn

Worked with The 68th Annual Academy Awards on the production crew for Below The Line. Also worked as the Road Manager for Weird Al Yankovic.

David Vogler

Vogler is an executive creative director for digital platforms including tablet, mobile and branded web entertainment. He has provided thought leadership for diverse brands including MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Marvel, NBC-Universal and The Walt Disney Company. Currently Vogler works with TimeWarner reimagining their popular magazine titles for delivery on the iPad such as TIME, People and Entertainment Weekly.

http://www.davidvogler.com
http://www.davidvogler.com/ipad

Steven J. Lattimer

ACTOR/PRODUCTION/DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR. As an actor Steve was in Player 5150 and You’re Killing Me. As a production designer Steve worked on Circles and Unconditional Love and as Art Director on Bug Buster.

Michael Bednark

SET DESIGNER- THEATER, PRINT,FILM/VIDEO  Michael has designed window displays for Ralph Lauren at Bloomingdale’s NY, Harrods UK and Global Windows for Lauren’s 40th Anniversary book launch. He also designs sets for editorial magazines and Print Advertising. Clients include Macy*s, Entertainment Weekly, Disney/ABC, Conde Nast, and Chase Bank.

James Bednark

James Bednark has worked on numerous Commercials, Films, Television
shows and music videos. Some titles include, Rachel Getting Married,
Law & Order: SVU, Deception (Starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor),
The Nanny Diaries, Royal Pains, Wanted, Doubt, and How to Lose Friends
and Alienate People.