Dr. Jessica Hillman-McCord
Dr. Jessica Hillman-McCord teaches such diverse classes as Musical Theatre Styles, Musical Theatre History, Script Analysis, Acting, and Audition Techniques. An Actors' Equity Association member, she has performed professionally on tour, in regional theatres across the country, and in new musicals in NYC. Her acting credits include Tess in the 2001 national tour of Crazy for You, and lead roles in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella and The Last Five Years. She has directed and/or choreographed musicals and plays at University of Colorado, University of Denver, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Light Opera and the Fort Salem Theatre. For her production of Company she received a Meritorious Achievement Award in Direction from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She received her BA degree in Theatre History from Cornell University and her MA and PhD from University of Colorado at Boulder, where she was the recipient of the Chancellor’s and Devaney Fellowships. She has published in journals including Studies in Musical Theatre, TDR: The Drama Review, and Theatre Survey. Her book, Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage was published in Fall 2012. She is the editor of and contributor to iBroadway: Musical Theatre in the Digital Age, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Press.