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Musical Theater Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. They are actively involved in:

  1. publishing juried scholarly works in their respective disciplines and contributing to the scholarly program at meetings of professional organizations
  2. submitting grant applications to external agencies
  3. contributing to the department's service mission through participation in professional organizations, involvement on departmental, college, and university committees, and by serving the nation, state and region with their professional expertise.

Andrew Abrams, Musical Theater Coordinator / Voice

Andrew Abrams has worked Off-Broadway, regionally and on tour as a professional director, musical director, conductor, composer and Equity actor. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from UW-Madison and a Master of Arts in Musical Theater from University of London-Goldsmiths. He is also a graduate of the advanced year of the BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in New York City where he wrote But I’m a Cheerleader, the Musical which had a workshop in London in February, 2019 and was showcased at West End Live in Trafalgar Square in June, 2019.

Andrew has been on faculty at New York University, Hofstra University, New York Film Academy, Mountview Academy for the Performing Arts (in London), and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He is the Artistic Director, and Co-Founder, of Capital City Theatre in Madison, WI which is a LORT D/SPT professional regional musical theatre company. Andrew has been a private Voice Teacher/Vocal Coach in New York City, London, and Madison, WI.

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Andrew Abrams
Phone: 618-453-5815
Office: Altgeld 243
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Darryl Kent Clark, Assistant Professor, Musical Theater Dance

DARRYL KENT CLARK, BA, Columbia College, MFA, SUNY College at Brockport, brings a total of over thirty years’ experience as a dancer, actor, choreographer, director and teacher to his position as Assistant Professor of Musical Theater Dance at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Darryl Kent Clark
Phone: 417-414-9122
Office: Altgeld 303

Segun Ojewuyi, Professor/Head of Directing, Interim Dean College of Arts and Media

Ojewuyi's international career as a Theater director/Critic/Actor and Scholar has covered parts of Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, America and the Mediterranean. His directing credits include the major playwrights of world drama - Shakespeare, Soyinka, Becket, Wilson, Miller, Brecht, Grass, Chekov, Ibsen, Fugard to list a few. His productions have been on stage in some of the very top Theaters of the world - the Birmingham Rep, Liverpool Playhouse, Everyman Theater Liverpool, Yale Repertory Theater, Public Theater Pittsburgh, Balhaus Theater in Berlin, the Oregon Shakespeare, St. Louis Black Rep., Habima Theater in Tel Aviv and the National Theater in Lagos, Nigeria, directing the National Troupe of Nigeria, amongst many others, garnering strong international reviews.

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Segun Ojewuyi
Phone: 618-453-1893
Office: Comm 1033