Acting

Acting and Musical Theatre Guest Artists

The faculty of Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance believe that guest artists are essential to the training of theatre students. The numerous distinguished guest artists who have visited the Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance in the acting and musical theatre areas include the following:

Loni Ackerman (Broadway Performer)
Chris Albright (Classical Actor and Alumnus)
Alan Arkin (Academy Award Winning Actor)
Christine Baranski (Tony and Emmy Nominated Actor)
Steve Blanchard (Broadway Actor)
Danny Burstein (Tony Award Nominated Actor)
Norbert Leo Butz (Tony Award Winning Actor)
Jeff Caldwell (NY Musical Director)
Liz Callaway (Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist)
Tom Clear (Chicago Musical Director)
Jeff Corey (Film Actor and Master Teacher)
Lindsay Crouse (Oscar Nominated Actor)
Jon Cryer (Emmy Nominated Actor)
Erica Daniels (Vice President, Second City Theatricals; former Assoc. Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theatre Co.)
Joyce DeWitt (Film/Stage Actor and Alumna)
Martha De Laurentiis (Los Angeles Film Producer and Alumna)
Michael Emerson (Emmy Award Winning Actor)
Eric Emery (LA Manager and Ball State Alumnus)
Sutton Foster (Tony Award Winning Actor)
Joel Grey (Academy and Tony Award Winning Actor)
Jonathan Groff (Tony Nominated Actor)
Anthony Hagopian (Broadway Actor)
Scott Halberstadt (Film Actor and Alumnus)
Joel Hall (Master Choreographer)
Julie Harris (Tony Award Winning Actor)
Rachel Hoffman (NY Casting Director, Telsey & Company; Hamilton, etc.)
Doug Jones (Film Actor and Alumnus)
Timothy Kane (Chicago Based Stage Actor and Alumnus)
Stephanie Klapper (NY and Regional Theatre Casting Director)
Dudley Knight (Classical Actor and National Recognized Acting Teacher)
David Krumholtz (Film & TV Actor)
Marlee Matlin (Oscar Winning Actor)
Anthony Montgomery (Film Actor and Alumnus)
Billy Murphy (LA Casting Director and Ball State Alumnus)
Bill Osetek (Artistic Director of Drury Lane Theatre)
Carrie Preston (Broadway and Film/TV Actor)
Michael Rafter (Emmy Award Winning Musician, Arranger, Musical Director, and Conductor)
Bill Reed (Master Voice Teacher)
Mark Saks (NY & LA Casting Director of The Good Wife, Elementary, Madam Secretary)
David Shire (Broadway Composer)
Bernie Telsey (NY Casting Director)
Kathleen Turner (Broadway and Film Actor)
Niels Underland (International Movement Teacher)
Kara Volkman (NY Agent and Alumna)
Walkabout Theatre Company (Chicago)
Waltzing Mechanics Theatre Company (Chicago)
Jeff Whiting (Broadway Director and Choreographer)
Cynda Williams (Film Actor and Alumna)
Ryan Woodle (Film Actor and Alumnus)

Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications Building, Room AC 306
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8740
Fax: 765-285-4030
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