French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts is a performing arts programme and summer camp located just outside Hancock, New York, on a private lake known as Sand Pond in the western Catskill mountains. The camp is approximately two and a half hours from New York City and is between Monticello and Binghamton. French Woods offers summer camp programmes in dance, theatre (including technical theatre), music, rock shop, circus, magic, visual arts, sport and horseback riding.

Notable alumni

*Jason Robert Brown (composer)
*Alex Charak (actor "As the World Turns")
*Zooey Deschanel (actress)
*Jon Favreau (actor "Swingers")
*Barrett Foa (actor "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", "Avenue Q")
*Gideon Glick (actor, "Spring Awakening"
*Mandy Moore (singer)
*Glenn Howerton (actor)
*David Javerbaum (Executive Producer "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart")
*Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael guitarist/vocalist (Levine) and keyboardist/guitarist (Carmichael) of Maroon 5
*Amy Linker (actress "Square Pegs")
*Natasha Lyonne (actress)
*Graham Patrick Martin (actor "The Bill Engvall Show")
*Tito Muñoz (conductor)
*Melissa Errico (actress "My Fair Lady")
*Matt Windman (theater critic "amNewYork")
*Olivia Thirlby (actress "Juno")
*Zac Posen (fashion designer)
*Steve Rosen (actor "Storytelling", "Spamalot")
*David Stone (producer "Wicked", "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee")
*Nat Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band)
*Remy Zaken (actress, "Spring Awakening")
*Marc Acito (opera singer, novelist)
*David Sheinkopf (actor)
*David Pogue (NY Times contributor)
*Ilan Hall (winner of Top Chef season 2)
*Andrea Burns (actor "In the Heights")
*Doug Besterman (Tony Award-winning orchestrator "The Producers", "Fosse", "Thoroughly Modern Millie")
*Maroon 5 (Maroon 5)

Notable parents of Frenchwoodites

*Jason Alexander
*Magic Johnson
*Carrie Fisher
*David Hasselhoff
*Steve Buscemi
*Paul Simon
*Edie Brickell
*Rosanna Arquette
*Will Smith
*Jordan Rudess
*Debra Winger


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