Department of Performing Arts

Department of Performing Arts News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Performing Arts. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • M. Lee Pelton

    M. Lee Pelton named 12th President of Emerson College

    M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.

  • Steve Bogart

    Emersonian Directs Amanda Palmer at ART

    Steven Bogart, MA ’86 will direct his former high school prodigy, Amanda Palmer, at the ART's Oberon this year.

  • Emerson seal

    New Faculty Members Bring a Wealth of Experience to Emerson

    What do a Guggenheim fellow, a Kant philosopher, a former staff writer for the New York Times, the screenwriter for Gangs of New York, and a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar have in common? They are all joining the Emerson faculty this fall.

  • Kaller

    Emerson alumna Sheryl Kaller tapped to direct The Great Game

    Kaller ’82. has been drafted by acclaimed producers Randall L. Wreghitt and Jana Robbins to direct D. Tucker Smith’s The Great Game on Broadway.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Daniel Tobin appointed Interim Dean of the School of the Arts

    The Emerson College Board of Trustees has approved President Liebergott’s appointment of Daniel Tobin to the position of Interim Dean of the School of the Arts. He will begin those duties on August 1, 2010.

  • Tony Awards

    Two Emersonians nominated for Tonys

    Sheryl Kaller ’82 will be one of the theater elite in the audience at Radio City Music Hall on June 13, anxiously awaiting those five special words, “And the Tony goes to…”

  • Doug Herzog

    Emerson's Network is a Hollywood Hit

    Emerson's connections to comedy and its strong alumni network were recently featured in this weekend's Boston Globe.

  • American Idiot

    Emerson alum Miguel Cervantes On Broadway

    Miguel Cervantes ’99 is no dummy—but he is currently performing in American Idiot on Broadway. The Tony Award-nominated musical follows the captivating journey of a generation of young Americans as they struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. Set to the music of Green Day, there is little dialogue with the storyline led instead by the popular indie rock band’s lyrics.


Taking Opportunities

Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair ’10 knows long hours. While at Emerson, he interned at the SpeakEasy Stage Company. The internship turned into a job. Now, Sinclair is directing his first major performance, Striking 12–a concert with three performers based on the holiday classic The Little Match Girl.

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Joe Antoun, Artistic Director of NewFest & Part-Time Faculty in Performing Arts

Behind-the-Scenes of NewFest 2011

Learn about how Emerson turns a student-written show into a full-scale production each year. Watch the video »