Anne Healy
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Assistant Professor - Directing, Acting, Singing for the Actor, Dancing for the Actor,

Anne Healy is a native of Iowa and comes to the Dallas/Fort Worth area from New York City where she worked for many years as a professional actress and musical theatre performer. Anne received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the music department at the University of Northern Iowa and an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre/Acting from the theatre department at the University of Miami. While in Miami, Anne studied commercial and film acting with Iris Acker. Currently Anne is completing her Ph.D. at The University of Texas-Dallas.

A member of Actors Equity Association, Anne’s diverse background includes work with the Light Opera of Manhattan, The Walnut Street Theatre, PCPA Theatrefest, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, and the North Shore Music Theatre to name a few. Favorite shows include Into The Woods, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sweeney Todd, H.M.S. Pinafore, On The Twentieth Century, and Camelot. Related work experience includes performances with Carnival Cruise Lines, The Sheraton Bal Harbor Hotel-Miami, Marco Polo Hotel-Miami and singing the National Anthem at Avery Fisher Hall-NYC. Anne has had the pleasure of working with six-time Tony Award nominee and director of Miramax’s movie of the Broadway musical Chicago, choreographer and director Rob Marshall. In addition, Anne has trained and worked with veteran opera and musical theatre director Johnathon Pape.

Locally, Anne is thrilled to have been in The Sound of Music as part of Casa Mañana’s Summer Series at Bass Performance Hall, participated in the Dallas New Playwrights Series at the Dallas Hub Theatre as Amy in Noah in My Bedroom, and worked with Amphibian Productions in the one-woman show Just Because You're Paranoid... which premiered in Fort Worth before opening at the famous New York City cabaret "Don't Tell Mama". Recent directing projects include the Maltby/Shire musical Baby for TCU at Fort Worth's Casa Mañana Theatre, Working for the Labyrinth Theatre (Equity) in Dallas, Das Barbecü, and Leading Ladies at Theatre Arlington, The Heidi Chronicles, The Robber Bridegroom, and Dead Man Walking and the musical directioin of Cabaret at UTA.

Anne has taught musical theatre performance classes, directing, acting, musical theatre and theatre survey, theatre in education, management for actors, dance for the actor, voice and articulation, and improvisation classes at the University of Miami, Tarrant County College, Texas Christian University, and The University of Texas-Arlington. Anne’s musical theatre workshops have been enthusiastically received at KCACTF conferences, the International Thespian Festival, and the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Conference. Anne wrote an article about Irving Berlin’s contribution to Vaudeville for the American Vaudeville Museum, which was published in their quarterly journal. Anne continues her research in the area of Vaudeville as she completes her creative dissertation culminating in a full-length musical about the lives of Vaudevillians at the turn of the century.

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