Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 12/19/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Professor of Musical Theatre and ...

Phone: (937) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Human Race Theatre Company
126 N Main Street Ste. 300
Dayton , Ohio 45402
United States

Company Description: As our Artistic Mission states, The Human Race Theatre Company works to affect the conscience of our community, to see our audiences as our partner in the creative...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MFA , Directing
    Carnegie Mellon University
60 Total References
Web References
The Human Race Theatre Company : It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play : Who's Who, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
directed by Joe Deer
Susan J. Jacks (Lana Sherwood/Violet) is delighted to work again with Joe Deer, who directed her in Forum and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Mountain Playhouse.
Joe Deer (Director) is the award-winning director and choreographer of plays and musicals Off-Broadway, in regional theatres and university stages across the US. Joe is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company where he staged Avenue Q, Lend Me A Tenor, Seussical and many others. A performing veteran of many Broadway and national companies, at Wright State University, he is Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre and Director of The Musical Theatre Initiative. Joe is author of the books Acting in Musical Theatre (co-author Rocco Dal Vera) and Directing in Musical Theatre and teaches internationally at many of the world's finest training centers.
Joe Deer*+ Joe ..., 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
Joe Deer*+
Joe Deer (Father) Human Race: Resident Artist, directed and/or choreographed 11 productions including Avenue Q and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Wright State University: Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre and Director, The Musical Theatre Initiative.
Wright State U - Acting & Theatre Wright State U in Ohio, 18 June 2008 [cached]
Joe began his New York career tap dancing on the sidewalk outside the Shubert Theatre, and went on to perform in the Broadway and national tour productions of Anything Goes, The Music Man, Brigadoon, Singin' in the Rain and The American Dancemachine, as well as numerous Off-Broadway and concert performances at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and the Palace Theatre. Joe was stage manager for the acclaimed Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls, on National Tours and at regional and off-Broadway.
Joe is the award-winning director and choreographer of over a hundred productions in Off-Broadway, regional, summer stock and university theatres including Wright State University's productions of West Side Story, Urinetown, Into The Woods, Nine, Parade, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Brigadoon, and Assassins. For the Human Race Theatre Co., where he is a resident artist, Joe directed and choreographed The Underpants, Seussical, Big River among others. Joe was artistic director of Struthers Library Theatre in Warren, PA, Summer Stage Wright (at Wright State University), NYC Tapworks (New York) and was a resident director for ten seasons at Mountain Playhouse in Central Pennsylvania.
Joe is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and is founding president of the Musical Theatre Educators Alliance - International. Joe has been head of WSU's Musical Theatre program for ten years and has an MFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.
directed and choreographed by Joe ..., 23 June 2013 [cached]
directed and choreographed by Joe Deer
Many thanks to Joe and Kevin and all those who continue to support and love the arts in Ohio.
Many thanks to the Human Race family, Joe, Sean Michael, and her husband, Andrew, and their 2-year-old son, Jack, for being her biggest fans.
Many thanks to Joe and Kevin for this wonderful opportunity.
Joe Deer (Director/Choreographer) is so pleased to return to The Human Race Theatre Company, a place he is proud to call his professional artistic home. This is Joe's tenth production with this company, some favorites of which include The 39 Steps, Seussical, Lend Me a Tenor and Big River. He is a Resident Artist with The Race and has served on their Board of Trustees for six years. Joe spends much of the rest of his time as Distinguished Professor of Musical Theatre at Wright State University, where he was recently honored with the Trustees' Award for Faculty Excellence. Joe works regularly as a director at theatres including West Virginia Public Theatre, New Stage Collective, Mountain Playhouse, Struthers Library Theatre (artistic director for four seasons) and for Muse Machine (Crazy For You). He will travel to London, England next year to direct for the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Joe is the author of the forthcoming Directing in Musical Theatre: An Essential Guide and Acting in Musical Theatre: A Comprehensive Course (co-author Rocco Dal Vera), both published by Routledge.
Joe has recently been named Director of The Musical Theatre Initiative at Wright State University, and looks forward to helping enrich the national conversation on this subject that he loves so much.
The Human Race Theatre Company : Education : Instructors, 23 June 2013 [cached]
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 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.
Joe 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.
Other People with the name "Deer":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.