WCU's Musical Theatre Program faculty is committed to teaching you the skills necessary
to become a professional in the field. Seasoned professionals and performers, they’ve
enjoyed successful careers in the musical theatre and performing arts industry and
in the classroom.
Our program’s endowed chair is Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann. Mann, who originated the role of the Beast in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, is the Carolyn Plemmons Phillips and Ben R. Phillips Distinguished Professor in Musical Theatre. He earned Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for best actor for his performance of the Beast and is widely known as the original Rum Tum Tugger in Cats.
- Susan Brown-Strauss
- D.V. Caitlyn
- Claire Eye
- Luther Jones
- Katya Stanislavskaya- Musical Theatre Program Director
- Brenda Lilly
- Andrew Mannion
To enhance the instruction given by our resident faculty, visiting artists—professionals and master teachers—are often on campus to share their expertise with you in master classes.