Chicago Trib’s Hot New Faces includes Alum Tierney

Feel the heat outside? Well, it’s hot at the Theater Loop. Each summer, we introduce you to a half-dozen or more young actors from the Chicago-area stage — our picks for future theatrical stardom.

Thus begins the article HOT NEW FACES: Our annual picks of 10 actors to watch for on Chicago-area stages in the Chicago Tribune that includes rising star Patrick Tierney, BFA Musical Theatre 2005.

Read the whole article at the Chicago Tribune or read about Patrick below.

Patrick Tierney, BFA 2005Patrick Tierney, 25

Patrick Tierney grew up around 66th Street and Western Avenue, shipped out for college at Western Illinois University and has arrived back in town ready to sing for his supper. And he hasn’t been struggling for meals: Tierney has already appeared in “The Man of La Mancha” at Theatre at the Center, “My Fair Lady” at Light Opera Works and “La Cage aux Folles” at the Bohemian Ensemble. We especially noticed his youthful charms and delightful voice in “Baby,” produced by the Actors Theatre Company. “It’s great to have all this work,” he said. “And unexpected.” Unexpected? Not now.
• Up next: Appearing in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” Sept. 23 to Nov. 6 at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Arlington Heights (go to

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