Sheldon Patinkin Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, visited the college on October 18 for a “fireside chat” in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department proudly hosts alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, for a “fireside chat” on Tuesday, October 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department wishes a happy birthday to actor-playwright-songwriter Jim Jacobs HDR ’14, coauthor of the hit musical Grease and benefactor of the Jim Jacobs Musical Theatre Scholarship at Columbia College, who turns 80 on October 7,...
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...