Richard Skipper Celebrates Meg Bussert (11/02/2021)

For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/Y6-S06y557w Meg Bussert is an award winning musical stage actor, Associate Professor, Mom, Grandmom, and Arts Advocate. In the 80’s and 90’s, Meg was a busy leading lady on Broadway and the Regions in a slew of revivals and new shows: The Music Man, Camelot, Brigadoon, H.M.S Pinafore, The New Moon, Firefly, Damn Yankees. the East Coast Premier of Phantom (Yeston/Kopit), Closer Than Ever, 24nd Street, Promises, Promises, Cabaret, Barnum,The Most Happy Fella, Firefly, The New Moon, H.M.S Pinafore. Awards and recognitions include the Theatre World Award, a Tony Nomination, and a CableACE Nomination. She shared the stage with Dick Van Dyke, Richard Harris, Richard Kiley, Ron Moody, John Reardon. In the 70’s, Meg moved from Illinois to New York and in 4 months landed a job in a Broadway chorus,. This period of on-the-job training included such shows as Lolita, My Love (a fabulous flop), a national tour of Applause, an extended out-of-town tryout prior to the opening of Irene, replaced in Lorelei, understudied in Gorey Stories and Something’s Afoot, interspersed with regional excursions with On Shiloh Hill, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Kiss Me, Kate, Hello ,Dolly, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Brigadoon, Promises, Promises. In addition to this hands on training, she studied acting (HB Studios), Voice (Marge Rivingston) and Dance (everywhere). From 2001 to 2020, Meg was full time faculty at New York University / Steinhardt teaching Acting and Musical Theatre Studies in Vocal Performance programs both graduate and undergrad. Meg is continuing to give workshops, coach, and perform. Now on a more flexible schedule!

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