Performing Arts Faculty
Mr. Cheeseman studied at the International Film Workshops, with feature film directors Mark Rydell, Alex Singer, Peter Werner and Kevin Reynolds and studied improvisation with Keith Johnstone. He received the grant, "Partners in Production" to produce television programs with Boston's Deaf Community.
He is Director of Educational Services for the Boston Shakespeare Company and has hosted two children's television shows, Story Shop and The Lil' Iguana Show, winners of New England Emmy and Massachusetts Broadcast Awards. He has appeared in: Domino One, Mystic River, Sundown, Big Night, Blue Diner, Next Stop Wonderland, State and Main, The Crucible, Malice, Housesitter, In Dreams, and The Proposition and television shows Monk and Law and Order: CI. He is a member of the American Repertory Theatre and Trinity Rep and has worked at regional theatres around the country as well as off-Broadway in New York.
Office: Para 423
A Round of Applause...
Recent news highlights from the Department of Performing Arts.
Emily Skeggs '12 nominated for Tony Award
Emily Skeggs was with fellow Emerson alums when she learned that she had been nominated for a Tony Award (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) for her role in Fun Home.
No rehearsal needed: Students win theatre competition
They didn’t go to USITT to compete (in fact, they signed up after the race had begun), but a group of Performing Arts production majors took first place at the 2015 Tech Olympics!
McGorry '08 talks about his two hit TV shows
The Performing Arts alum appears on Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder.
Grammy nomination for Sanlikol
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, a well-respected pianist and faculty member in Performing Arts, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for his composition “Vecd."