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Tony Award-winning vocalist and actor Brian Stokes Mitchell gave a master class on song interpretation (photo 1) with Joshuah Campbell ’16 accepting the challenge (photo 2). “When you personalize songs, the better your performance is going to be and the more individual your performance is going to be,” Stokes Mitchell told the class (photo 3).

Sing a song

Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell teaches students how to reach



During a Wintersession program titled "The Writers' Room," Greg Daniels '85 (left) explained how to find success in writing for television. Daniels and fellow writer Robert Carlock ’95 candidly shared their experiences. "Shows with bad writers and a great cast have worked, but shows with good writers and a bad cast have not,” said Carlock. To which Daniels quickly quipped, “Because it’s easier to replace the writers. For all of you thinking about becoming a writer, it’s sad, but true.”

Hooked on humor

As part of Wintersession, alumni explain how they wound up creating and writing TV comedies like '30 Rock' and 'The Office'



As a liberal arts college, Harvard doesn’t train its students for jobs in Hollywood. But student clubs, a liaison network, and individual drive prompt some toward entertainment careers, a fact reflected in this year’s Oscar nominees.

Hooray for Harvardwood

Whether working in front of the cameras or behind them, University alumni thrive in the entertainment industry