Musical Theatre Faculty
Musical Theatre Faculty

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.

Terrence MannOur 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.

Our team of resident faculty comes to you from the School of Music and School of Stage & Screen, offering you the benefit of their professional and academic experience:




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.


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