Thank you to all of our Guest Artists
Creative Arts’ Guest Artists Program brings renowned artists, athletes and performers to the camp each summer to meet the campers and share their experiences as working artists. We invite Guest Artists to join us for lunch and a noontime show, where staff and campers perform and share their creative talents. Occasionally, Guest Artists will make presentations or lead brief question and answer sessions with our campers. Depending on their area of expertise, Guest Artists may enjoy stopping in on a few classes and working directly with the campers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda visited CAA in the summer of 2007. He performed the first song he ever wrote (at age 4) during the Noontime Show. That summer’s highlight was our field trip to Lin-Manuel’s Off Broadway run of In The Heights. We sold out the house before he headed to Broadway - where HAMILTON now reigns!
Jon Batiste is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, comedian, and bandleader who has collaborated with many acclaimed musicians in various genres of music, released recordings of his own, performed in over 40 countries, and has appeared as an actor in film and television.
Batiste regularly tours with his band, Stay Human which since September 8, 2015 has been the house band of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In 2012, he was listed on ARTINFO as among the "30 under 30" most influential people in the art world. He received a master's degree from the Juilliard School and currently resides in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
Rosanne Cash & Kevin Kline
Rosanne Cash is a Grammy award winner and former Hatters’ Ball award recipient, she was very moved by the Groove Band’s sensitive performance of her song, “Black Cadillac."
Kevin Kline is an award-winning actor and former CAA parent gave a guest lecture to our Shakespeare class, introducing some of our campers to the Bard for the first time.
Emilio Sosa hails from the Dominican Republic and has been working as a costume designer for years. He realized his passion for design when he was merely 14 years old.
A driven designer, Emilio Sosa decided to take on the challenge of a reality TV competition and soon found himself as runner up on the seventh season of the “Project Runway”.
Since the show ended, he has continued to promote esosa designs, a line he co-created with his brothers. In 2012, Sosa joined the cast of “Project Runway All Stars” season 2. Sosa was the costume designer for Topdog/Underdog, Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), Motown the Musical, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, and On Your Feet.
Other CAA Guest Artists Include:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Stanley Wayne Mathis