Alumni Profiles


Adam Bucci*
Class of 2006
Major in Theatre

Actor in theatre, film, television
and commercials

Since graduating Muhlenberg in '06,
I have continued my work in theatre but I am also pursuing a career in film and TV. I spent two years in and around NYC doing underground theatre, regional theatre (Grease), and, like all actors, did some barcardirotatedbackground work in film and TV to get a taste for being on set. I acted in several student films and an independent horror feature entitled Snapper.

I moved to Los Angeles in 2008 where I've worked on commercials (Wendy's, Bacardi, Lincoln Financial) and continued work on smaller independent film projects. Great theatre does exisit in LA, and I was lucky enough to work with Roger Bean (writer of the Off-Broadway sensation The Marvelous Wonderettes) in Life Could Be a Dream. I most recently was cast as Cliff in "Cabaret" in a theatre outside Los Angeles. When not auditioning for film, TV, and theatre I keep myself busy in acting class, workshops, vocal lessons, and dance class. LA doesn't have that hustle NYC does, so you have to keep yourself motivated at all times!

bergshotI was able to grow immensely as an artist while at Muhlenberg. I came to 'Berg knowing I had a passion for acting and performing, and I graduated with the knowledge and work ethic to make a career out of it. There’s no question that this business I signed on for is hard. It’s one of the toughest things I’ve ever done but I wouldn’t have been prepared if not for the one-on-one time I had with Muhlenberg professors. I got the most out of my four years of college because I was among a small and close-knit community of actors and professors. I also wouldn't ever have become a dancer if someone hadn't dropped out of the On the Town dance chorus. And I would never have fallen in love with African Dance and worked alongside Charles O. Anderson if Karen Dearborn hadn't insisted that I enroll in some dance classes. I went on to perform and choreograph in three ACDFA competitions (making it to either the Nationals or Gala Performances each time). Muhlenberg gave me countless opportunities, and I discovered so many new things about myself as an artist and performer. 

Update: Adam is performing in the ensemble and understudying the title role in the world premiere musical Justin Love at the Celebration Theatre, in Hollywood, Calif., opening Sept. 21, 2012.

*Professional name. Also known as Adam Joseph Reich.


Adam on set for a Bacardi advertisement photo shoot and in On the Town at Muhlenberg, directed by Charlie Richter and choreographed by Karen Dearborn, Fall 2003.
Photo by Joe Edelman.