Notable Fine Arts Alumni

Bill ChottBill Chott, '91

At CMU, Bill Chott was active in the theatre and music programs. He sang tenor in the A Cappella Choir and starred in many Little Theatre productions including The Mikado and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He was also active in Phi Mu Alpha (men’s music fraternity) and Chi Delta (social fraternity).

After CMU, Bill spent time at Chicago’s Second City, touring with the troupe throughout the 90s. His comedy and improv skills landed him work with the Farrelly Brothers and on The Dana Carvey Show. More recently, he was recognized for his dramatic skill as “The Mailman” in This Is Us. Read more about Bill at

In recent years, CMU has had Bill on campus to teach improv skills to our students. Not only are his workshops a proven way to learn improvisation, but they also are effective for team-building exercises and developing people skills. Learn more about The Improv Trick at

Dean AnthonyDean Anthony, '86

Dean Anthony (‘86) was known for his singing and stage skills while at Central Methodist College. As a member of the A Capella Choir and on stage in productions like Carousel and Waiting for Godot, “Beano” was starting down a unique and successful path.

Following graduation, Dean built a distinctive career on the stage. Known for his singing and acrobatics, “The Tumbling Tenor” has enjoyed performing around the world. Now sought after as a director, Dean is leading productions at opera houses around the country. You can learn more about his expansive career as a stage director, educator, performer, and producer on his website:

In recent years, CMU has benefited from having Dean on campus to work with our singers as they develop their skills on the stage. The energy and experience he shares with our students leaves a lasting impression!