Chris D'Arienzo - 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award

BA '94 Journalism

Chris D'arienzoChris D'Arienzo wrote the five-time Tony Nominated Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages," which recently entered the Top 50 Longest Running Musicals of All Time, as well as the feature film adaptation starring Tom Cruise.

Chris also wrote and directed the feature film "Barry Munday," winner of the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival and Spotlight Film at the 2010 South By Southwest Film Festival.

Currently, Chris is directing the film "Always On My Mind," from his original script, starring Nick Nolte and Glenn Close, with original music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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