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This profile was last updated on 11/12/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Director, and and Or Musical Dire...

The Salerno Theatre Co. Inc
12902 Commodity Place
Tampa , Florida 33626
United States

Company Description: We are a company that is sensitive to the needs of actors; and strives to create a professional, yet fun environment for all.

Employment History


  • BFA , Theatre
    NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
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Salerno Entertainment Group Entertainers: Derek Baxter | World-Class Musical Entertainment Solutions, 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Derek Baxter Salerno Entertainment Group Entertainers: Derek Baxter | World-Class Musical Entertainment Solutions
Salerno Entertainment Group
DEREK BAXTER is thrilled to be the Resident Director for Salerno's professional Broadway musical division, Salerno Theatre, and an entertainer for Salerno Entertainment.
As Salerno Theatre's resident director, Derek has directed and choreographed NUNSENSE, SWEET DREAMS: FRANK, BOBBY & DEAN, GODSPELL, OKLAHOMA, and LITTLE WOMEN. He originally joined joined Salerno onstage in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and has also performed in THE FANTASTICKS, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, GODSPELL, SWEET DREAMS: FRANK, BOBBY & DEAN, and COAST-2-COAST: HITSVILLE, USA.
Derek attended the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, FL and TISCH School of the Arts, at New York University in NYC. While spending time in New York he performed Off-Broadway in CARMINA BURANA, BENT and SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE. He then left New York and toured the world performing with the Aerial Angels Circus, and DISNEY LIVE: WINNIE THE POOH! He has also spent a great deal of time performing at Walt Disney World in both The Magic Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Most recently outside of his duties at Salerno, Derek has just finished performing in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: GREATEST HITS at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL.
Steps School of Dance - Welcome, 4 Oct 2010 [cached]
Derek Baxter began his career at the age of 8, working professionally in Musical Theatre at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, and The Hillbert Circle Theatre. At the age of 14 Derek switched from Theatre to Film and Television working on such programs as Nickelodeon's All That (Seasons 1-3), The Kenan & Kel Show (Seasons 1-2), and The Man From Left Field (SAG award nominee!).
After graduating High School, Derek attended college at NYU's TISCH School of the Arts (BFA in Theatre; Musical Theatre Emphasis). After college, Derek performed as a Vocalist at Disney's Magic Kingdom, MGM Studios, and EPCOT, and toured both, nationally and internationally as a Vocalist and Clown with Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh! and with The Ariel Angels Circus. Currently, Derek is an active Performer, Director, and/or Musical Director at Show Palace Dinner Theatre, American Stage, Stageworks, and Salerno Theatre Companies.
Salerno Theatre Artistic Team, 9 Mar 2009 [cached]
Derek Baxter Resident Director
Professional director, actor, choreographer, singer, and dancer. Click for bio.
BAXTER directs and chroeographs Salerno's 2007 production of Nunsense
Little Women is presented by the ..., 2 Feb 2010 [cached]
Little Women is presented by the Salerno Theatre Company and directed by Salerno's resident director Derek Baxter.
Salerno Theatre's LITTLE WOMEN Auditions, 2 June 2010 [cached]
What: Auditions for Salerno Theatre's production of LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL, directed by Derek Baxter
LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL is directed by Derek Baxter, Salerno's Resident Director.
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