Instructors | Instructors | Jene Rebbin Shaw | Instructors | Kay Bosse | Scott Stoney | Instructors | Jene Rebbin Shaw | Ian Liberto | Joe Deer | Teressa Wylie McWilliams | Scott Stoney | Sherri L. Sutter | Gary Minyard | Amy Gray
Joe Deer is a professor of Theatre and heads Wright State University's Musical Theatre program.
He is the award-winning director or choreographer of more than 120 productions in Off-Broadway, regional and university theatres, including regional premieres of Parade, Only Heaven, Park Your Car in Harvard Yardand others.
For Wright State, Joe
has directed more than a dozen productions, including The Light
in the Piazza, 42nd Street, and last season's Hairspray.
He is a resident artist and board member with The Human Race Theatre Company, with whom he has directed The 39 Steps, Seussical, The Underpants, Big River and many others.
In a former life, Joe
appeared in Broadway and national touring productions of Anything Goes, The American Dance Machine, Singin' in the Rain, The Music Man and Brigadoon.
Before they were stars, Joe
had the pleasure of directing Kristen Chenoweth, Patrick Wilson, and Nicole Scherzinger.
is sought internationally as a master teacher and education consultant, working with students and faculty at many of the world's top institutions.
Joe holds an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University and was the founding president of the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance.
Regional theatre: Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sweet Charity (Gateway Playhouse); Spamalot (Sacramento Music Circus); Prather; Oklahoma!, Grease, Grand Hotel, The Pirates of Penzance, Hello, Dolly!, 42nd Street, Swing, Beauty and the Beast, and Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Little Theatre on the Square); The Most Happy Fella (Ravinia Festival); The Drury Lane Theatre; Kansas City Starlight; The Producers, The All Night Strut, and The Nutcracker (the Marriott Lincolnshire), A Chorus Line (Broadway Palm West); TUTS; Thoroughly Modern Millie and Curtains (Paper Mill Playhouse).
Professional credits include Mary Riley/Dance Captain in the World Premiere of Jekyll and Hyde at the Alley Theatre, the First National Tours of Sophisticated Ladies and My Fair Lady and regional theatre works including Cassie in A Chorus Line, Mrs. Potiphar in Joseph
and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mme.