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Guest Artist Series

Georgia Military College is proud to offer our students and community access to incredible guest artists through our Guest Artist Series sponsored by GMC Prep School, The Georgia Military College Performing Arts Society, and our Foundation. Since Fall 2021 we have had the incredible honor of welcoming five Broadway stars, a world renowned musician, and and internationally acclaimed sculptor to our campus to motivate and teach our students and perform for our GMC family and community. Previous guests include Derek Klena, Lila Coogan, Jenn Gambatese, Hugh Panaro, and Adam Jabobs.  Future performers scheduled to appear in 2023-24 include Capathia Jenkins and Lilli Cooper!


 April 2024

Broadway Artist, Capathia Jenkins
Original Medda in Newsies The Musical - Broadway
Original Harriett Jackson in The Civil War - Broadway
Original Washing Machine Role in Caroline or Change - Broadway
Television Credits - The Wiz Live on NBC, 30 Rock, The Practice, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and The Sopranos


Previous Guest Artists
(Click the artist's picture to see images from their visit to GMC!)


Lilli Cooper

Tony Nominee, Tootsie The Musical, Broadway

Original Sandy Cheeks in Sponge Bob The Musical - Broadway
Orignal Martha Bessell in Spring Awakening - Broadway
Original Julie Nichols in Tootsie - Broadway

Tony Nomination for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tootsie)

Doc in Fragil Rock: Back to the Rock


January 26 - 27, 2024

Adam Jacobs

Disney's Aladdin The Musical (Original Aladdin-Broadway), The Lion King (Simba-Broadway), Les Miserables (Marius-Broadway)

The Who's Tommy 2024 Revival, Captain Walker-Broadway)

March 9 - 11, 2023


Nico Barboza

Guitarist, Multi-Instrumenatlist, Arranger, and Producer

Tours with Luis Fonzi

Performed with Farrago, Crowder, Maverick City, Dante Bowe, Darlene Zchesch, and CeCe Winans



December 6, 2022

Hugh Panaro

Les Miserables - (Marius, Jean Valjean-Broadway), The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom, Viscount Raoul de Chagny-Broadway)

Performed the role of Phantom over 2000 times

(Mr. Panaro's performance sponsored by The GMC Performing Arts Concert Series)

December 1, 2022

Jenn Gambatese

Mrs. Doubtfire (Original Miranda Hillard-Broadway), All Shook Up (Original Natalie-Broadway), School of Rock (Rosalie Mullins-Broadway), Tarzan (Original Jane Porter-Broadway), Wicked (Glinda-First National Tour)

October 27 - 29, 2022

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Lila Coogan

Anastasia (Anya-First National Tour), Mary Poppins (Jane Banks-Broadway)


May 9 - 11, 2022

Derek Klena

2020 Tony Nominee

Jagged Little Pill (Original Nick Healy-Broadway)
Anastasia (Original Dmitry-Broadway), Moulin Rouge (Christian-Broadway), Carrie The Musical (Off-Broadway), Law and Order SVU, Pretty Little Liars Origins

May 2, 2022

Cliff Leonard

Internationally Acclaimed Sculptor

Specializes in busts of US Service Men and Women

Sculpted over 50 Marines and Navy Corpsmen

GMC Corps of Cadets 1964

September 28 - November 3, 2021

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