Educational Background

  • M.A. in Performance Studies, New York University
  • Ph.D. in Theatre, University of Missouri

Teaching Interests

  • Theatre History
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Script Analysis
  • Dramaturgy
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Ethics and Theatre
  • Theatre for Social Justice


Professor Bryan M. Vandevender is a dramaturg, director, and theatre historian. His research centers on the American musical in revival. His writing has appeared in Studies in Musical Theatre, Theatre Journal, Theatre Annual, Theatre History Studies, Media Ethics: Issues and Cases, and The Palgrave Handbook of Musical Theatre Producers. He is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, the American Theatre and Drama Society, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the Mid-America Theatre Conference. He currently serves as the Focus Group Representative for ATHE's Music Theatre and Dance Focus Group.


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