Sheldon Patinkin Archive

Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was born August...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, directs the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical The Devil Wears Prada by composer Elton John, lyricist Shaina Taub, and playwright Paul Rudnick. The show, based...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department remembers composer, author, and teacher William Russo on the anniversary of his birth. Russo, who founded what is now the Columbia College Chicago Music Department in 1965, was born in Chicago on June...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department warmly congratulates Columbia College Honorary Doctorate of Arts recipient Jim Jacobs HDR ’14 — co-author of the born-in-Chicago hit musical Grease — on the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Grease in...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department mourns the passing of longtime faculty member Estelle Goodman Spector, who passed away quietly at her home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood on May 7, 2022. She was 91. Estelle‘s funeral service, though...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Anne Libera, director of the Theatre Department’s B.A. Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, is featured in Inventing Improv, a new documentary produced by television station WTTW, Chicago’s Public Broadcasting Service outlet....
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was...
Anna D. Shapiro
Distinguished Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, will step down as artistic director of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in August, both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported on May 2,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department honors the life and mourns the passing of longtime faculty member Bradley Mott, who died Saturday, October 10, at 64, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Bradley, a graduate of Northwestern University, was...
August 27, 2020, would have been the 85th birthday of Sheldon Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community. Born August 27,...