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					                                  MEG BUSSERT
1085 Warburton Ave #223        Yonkers NY 10701                       Office: 212.992.9446            Home: 914.478-4978                     Cell: 914.715.8756

2001 to present: New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and
        Human Development
Music Associate Professor of Acting and Musical Theatre Studies, Vocal Performance
        Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

               Tony Award® Nomination for Fiona in Broadway revival of Brigadoon, 1981.
               Theater World Award for Marian in Broadway revival of The Music Man
               ACE Award Nomination (Cable Television Awards) for Queen Guenevere,
                Camelot, Broadway production taped for and broadcast by Home Box Office,
               M.A.T. English/Secondary, Manhattanville College, Purchase, 1999
               B.A., Drama Studies, Purchase College SUNY, 1997.
               University of Illinois, Urbana, IL Speech Communication (3 Years) 1971
               Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (1 year)

            NYS Permanent Teacher Certification: English/Secondary, 2001
            NY City Teacher Certification, 2000
            NY State Provisional Teacher’s Certification, 1999
            Lovetri Somatic Voicework™, 2007
            Acting Pedagogy, the Actors Center, NYC. 2003
            New York Singing Teachers’ Association Pedagogy Cert. pending
            Michael Chekhov Pedagogy Certificate NYC 2004

Industry Training
            Voice: Marge Rivingston. 20 years
            Coaches: Marni Nixon, Wally Harper, Tom Helm, Grant Wenaus
            Dance: Luigi, Bob Audy, Peter Gennaro, Finis Yung. 15 years
            Acting: HB Studios: Uta Hagan, Aaron Frankel, Vivian Matalon
            The Actors Center: Viatcheslav Dolgachev, Robert Cohen
            MICHA Joanna Merlin, Ted Pugh
            Classical Mime: Claude Kipnis, Lenka Pichlikova
            Voice/Speech: Fitzmaurice Voicework® Catherine Fitzmaurice

Memberships and Affiliations
     Performing Unions: Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
             Actors Federation of Radio and Televisions Artists (AFTRA)
             Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
     Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance-International (MTEA), Member 9 years,
             Currently National Vice-President elected 2010
     New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA) Board of Directors

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       National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
       Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA)
       Actors’ Work Program - Consultant

Courses taught at New York University
            E85.0220 Acting: Foundations
            E85.1520 Acting: Scene Study
            E85.1065 Music Theatre Workshop #4—Song Analysis I
            E85,1065 Music Theatre Workshop #5—Song Analysis II
            E85.1065 Music Theatre Workshop #6—Song Repertoire
            E85.1264 Music Theatre History I
            E85.1264 Music Theatre History II
            E85.0099 Professions and the Singer : An introduction to the industry and the
              lyric stage
            E85.1080 Chamber Ensembles / Stage Director of QUILTERS

       Graduate Courses
           E85:2026 Colloquy: research and recital preparation
           E85. 2064 Acting for Singers II
           E85.2065 Acting for Singers III

Additional Duties
    Coordinator of acting curriculum for Vocal Performance program
    Advisement: 40 students through program and degree requirement.
    Adjudication: senior and graduate recitals, all studio performance finals
    Curriculum development for program with other full-time faculty
    Prospective student recruitment
    Committees: searches, peer review, curriculum, director of undergraduate studies
       representative, honors course development
    Performance: maintaining an active presence in the theatre industry

Member of Actors’ Equity since 1971. Under the union contract, actors perform eight
shows a week. The following runs from one week to eighteen months.

2010   The Sound of Music, Mother Abbess, Ogunquit Playhouse, ME.

2010 Mothers and Daughters, Grandmother, reading for creative team, a new project in
             development at the York Theatre, Off-Broadway, NYC.

2008   The Sound of Music. Mother Abbess Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA.

2007   My Fair Lady : Mrs. Pearce. New York Philharmonic Concert Performance starring
              Kelsey Grammer, Brian Dennehy, Kelli O’Hara. Director: James Brennan.
             Music Director/Conductor: Rob Fisher. Lincoln Center: Avery Fisher Hall, NYC.

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2005-06 Souvenir, Florence Foster Jenkins / Standby for Judy Kaye. Director: Vivian Matalon,
             Music Supervisor: Thomas Helm. Broadway, Lyceum Theatre, NYC.

2005   The Sound of Music, Mother Abbess, Director: James Brennan. Pittsburgh CLO.

2005   Carousel, Nettie Fowler. Director: Charles Repole. Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

2003   The Sound of Music, Mother Abbess. Director: James Brennan.
              The Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ.

2003   The Music Man, Mrs. Paroo. Director: Denton Yockey. Casa Mañana, Texas.

1997   Phantom, Carlotta (Kopit /Yeston), Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY.

1994-96 Damn Yankees, Meg / Standby with Victor Garber later Jerry Lewis.
             Director: Jack O’Brien. Choreographer: Rob Marshall. Broadway, Marquis
             Theatre, NYC.

1996   Damn Yankees, Meg, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY.

1993   My Fair Lady, Eliza, Westchester Broadway, Elmsford, NY.

1992   Camelot, Queen Guenevere, Gulf Port Opera.

1992   Phantom, Carlotta (Kopit / Yeston version), New York Premier, Westchester Broadway
             Theatre, Elmsford. NY.

1991   The Music Man, Marian opposite John Davidson, Fort Bragg Special Services.

1991 - Camelot. Queen Guenevere, Westchester Broadway, Elmsford, NY.

1990   Professionally Speaking, various characters. Off-Broadway.
               St. Peter’s Church Theatre, NYC.

1990   Closer than Ever, Woman One, Director: Richard Maltby, Jr. Pasadena Playhouse, West
               Coast Premier. CA.

1990   Lucy’s Lapses, Lucy, World Premier of a contemporary opera/musical.
              Portland Opera, Portland, Oregon.

1988   On Your Toes, Peggy Porterfield, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY.

1987-88 H.M.S. Pinafore, Josephine opposite Ron Moody. Guest actor with a Canadian
              company touring throughout Canada and US. Director: Brian MacDonald. Ed
             and David Mirvish Productions.

1987   Barnum, Charity, Norwegian Cruise Lines. Bahamas/Miami circuit.

1986   My Fair Lady, Eliza, Director: Dennis Cole. Darien Dinner Theatre, CT.

1986   Barnum, Charity, Director: Neal Kenyon. Paper Mill Playhouse, Milbourne, NJ.

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1985   South Pacific, Nellie Forbush opposite Richard Kiley. Director: A. J. Antoon. Music
              Supervisor: Paul Gemignani. U.S tour.

1985   The Firefly, Nina, concert performance in Town Hall, NYC.

1985   42nd Street, Dorothy, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY.

1984 On Shiloh Hill. Julia Ward Howe and others. The Ford’s Theatre, Washington, D.C.
   Conceived and adapted by Bill Schustik. Commissioned by Frankie Hewitt and the Ford’s
   Theatre Society.

1983   The New Moon, Marianne, concert performance. Broadway, Town Hall, NYC.

1982-83 Camelot, Queen Guenevere opposite Richard Harris. Director: Frank Dunlop.
             1st National Tour of U.S. and Canada.

1982   Kiss Me, Kate, Kate / Lilli. Director: Susan Schulman. Music: Tom Helm.
              Pittsburgh C.L.O.

1981-82 Camelot, Queen Guenevere with Richard Harris. Director: Frank Dunlop. National tour
              and Broadway, Winter Garden Theatre, NYC.
             (Later taped for cable Home Box Office)

1980-81 Brigadoon, Fiona. Director: Vivian Matalon. Choreographer: Agnes DeMille.
              Music: Wally Harper and Tom Helm. Broadway, Majestic Theatre, NYC.

1980   The Music Man, Marian Paroo opposite Dick Van Dyke.
             Director/choreographer: Michael Kidd. Music: Milton Rosenstock. National tour
             and Broadway. City Center, NYC.

1978   Gorey Stories, Standby. Director: Tony Tanner. Music Martin Sylvestri.
              Broadway. Lyceum Theatre, NYC.

1977   Something’s Afoot, Standby for ingénue roles. Starring Tessie O’Shea.
             Director/ Choreographer: Tony Tanner. Broadway. Lyceum Theatre, NYC.

1974   Lorelei, Singer / Dancer / Understudy. Starring Carol Channing. Director: Robert Moore.
               Musical Supervisor/Conductor: Milton Rosenstock. Broadway,
               Palace Theatre, NYC.

1973-74 Irene, Singer / Dancer / Understudy starring Debbie Reynolds, later Jane Powell.
               Director: Sir John Gielgud replaced by Gower Champion. Choreographer: Peter
               Gennaro. Music: Jack Lee. Broadway. Broadway, Marriot Marquis Theatre,

1972 Lolita, My Love, Singer / Dancer. Director: Tito Capobianca. Shubert Theatre, Boston.

1982   The Student Prince, Kathy. Pittsburgh C.L.O. Music Supervisor: Tom Helm.

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1982   Brigadoon, Fiona. Director: Susan Schulman. Music Supervisor: Tom Helm.
              Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

1979   Cabaret, Sally Bowles. Director: Fritz Holt. North Stage, Glen Cove, NY.

1978   Promises, Promises, Fran Kubelic. Director: Morten Da Costa. Darien Dinner Theatre.
             Darien, CT.

1977   Oklahoma!, Laurey. Director: Stone Widney. ArtPark, NY.

1977   The Most Happy Fella, Rosabella, opposite Frank Guarrera. Director: Dennis Cole.
             Darien Dinner Theatre, Darien, NY.

1978   Camelot, Queen Guenevere opposite Noel Harrison. Director: Jack Allison.
             Music Director: Tom Helm. Pittsburgh C.L.O.

1976-77 Irene, Irene. With Patsy Kelly later Virginia Graham. Director: Joe Lorden.
               Choreographer: Mary Ann Niles. 2nd National Tour of U.S. and Canada.

1975   Love’s Labours Lost, Princess of Navarre, original musical adaptation.
              The Folger Shakespeare Library Theatre, Washington , D.C.

1974   Kiss Me, Kate, Lois / Bianca Starring John Raitt. Guber and Gross summer tour.

1974   Fiddler on the Roof, Tzietel, Chateau de Ville Theatre, Boston.

1972 Applause, Singer / Dancer / Understudy with Lauren Bacall.
            Director/Choreographer: Ron Field. 1st National of U.S. and Canada.

1971   Kiss Me, Kate, Kate / Lilli, Meadowbrook Dinner Theatre, NJ.

1971   The Boy Friend, Polly, Theatre-by-the-Sea, Matunick, RI.

1995 Pete and Pete, Disgruntled Mom, Wellsville Pictures, 1995.

1993   All My Children, Nurse Bennett, ABC.

1990-96 One Life To Live, several under-five and day-player

1995 Meg’s Music Shoppe. Originator / Writer / Director, educational puppet show pilot
             to introduce young children to the musical theatre

1990   PBS Great Performances, ―A Salute to Alan Jay Lerner,‖ featured soloist with Richard
             White, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet.

1985   Merv Griffin Show. Songs from South Pacific

1985   Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, songs South Pacific.

1983-89 Camelot, Queen Guenevere, opposite. Richard Harris. HBO Produced broadcast

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       on various cable stations for 10 years.

1980   Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, duet ―Almost Like Being in Love‖ Brigadoon,

1980   The Today Show, songs Brigadoon. Interviewer: Tom Brokaw.

2011 ―Why Do They Call a Private a Private‖ The Songs of WWII. (in preparation).

2008   Guest Artist solo recital, ―Meg Bussert in Concert‖ University of Ballarat, Australia.

2007    Summer Concerts with, series of presentations throughout
            spring and summer.

2006    Beit Café, cabaret ―Tin Pan Alley to Schubert Alley‖

2004    Benefit Concert ―Songs of Charles Strouse.‖ Meg Bussert with Charles Strouse

2002    NYU Distinguished Faculty Concert Winter

2001    World Trade Center Benefit with Barbara Cook. WBT, Elmsford, NY.

1988-1999 Guest Artist with Philharmonia Virtuosi, Maestro Richard Kapp

1990-1997 Guest Artist with Westchester Philharmonic, Maestro Paul L. Dunkel

1996    Soloist, ―An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein,‖ Director:Lee Roy Reams.

1996    Carnegie Hall, featured artist, ―All the Worlds a Stage: A Global Salute to the Broadway
                Musical,‖ Music Director/Conductor: Wally Harper, Director: Thommie
1994    Soloist with Peter Duchin Orchestra, ―Songs from the Broadway Stage,‖
                Geneva, Switzerland.

1990-1992 Marvin Hamlisch Symphony Tours, 1990-92.

Camelot. 1982 was taped Home Box Office production staring Richard Harris as
              King Arthur and Meg Bussert as Guenevere. Director, Mary Callner. Liner
              notes, Meg Bussert. Released on DVD by Acorn Media, May 2007
      Lecture / Demonstration on “Gesture in Song‖ presented to Lion King animators at
              Disney World, 1996.

       ―Meg’s Music Shoppe,” pilot for an educational musical puppet show on musical theatre
              aimed at pre-schoolers. Theme song by David Friedman. Sung by Meg
              Bussert. 1994.

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        ―An Evening with Loesser and Sondheim, Encore‖ solo cabaret, music Tom Helm,
               Palssons Cabaret, NY, 1991.

        “An Evening with Loesser and Sondheim, ― solo cabaret. Director, Mark Waldrop
              and music direction, Patrick Brady..1990

Irene Broadway cast recording starring Debbie Reynolds. 1974.

Phantom (Kopit/Yeston version) cast recording. RCA / BMG Classics.. 1993.

Sousa for Orchestra, songs from Teddy and Alice, a musical about Alice Roosevelt.
       With music adapted from John Philip Sousa by Richard Kapp. ESS.A.Y. , 1990.

Songs of New York,, Featured soloist. Recorded for Book of the Month club.
       Conductor, John McGlinn. 1984.

Lost in Boston, featured soloist. First in a series of forgotten musical numbers.
        Varese Sarabande. 1984.

Managing Director Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), Westchester Broadway Theatre,
1996- 97 season. Responsibilities included:
                Selecting titles for season
                Interviewing and selecting staff
                Casting and directing two productions
                Initiate Outreach programming

Director of Musical Theatre for Hoff-Barthleson, 25 School St., Scarsdale, Summer of 2001.
            Responsibilities include:
                 Create summer drama workshops for music students 11-15 years.
                 Cast, rehearse and present the fabulous fable factory

2009   Quilters, NYU Steinhardt

1999       Brigadoon, Hastings High School, Hastings NY

1998       Oklahoma! Hastings High School, Hastings NY

1997       Beauty and the Beast, Theatre for Young Audiences (AEA),
               Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY, 1997.

1997       The fabulous fable factory, Theatre for Young Audiences (AEA),
               Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1997.

1997        South Pacific, concert version with George Hearn and Liz Calloway (AEA)

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1993       I Do, I Do, Theatre Barn, New Lebanon, NY, 1993.


Music Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Vice- President of Conferences.
       Planning MTEA 13th annual American conference hosted by NYU Steinhardt’s
       Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Vocal Performance.
       ―Welcome to the Dance,‖ focusing on dance in the musical. January 2012.

Music Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Vice President of Conferences.
       Planning/coordinating International conference in Sweden with site hosts, The
       University of Gothenburg and the Balletakademien, Presentation: workshop with
       Students. ―‖Hidden Gesture in Song.‖ Sept. 8-11, 2011.

4@15 Coordinator/ point person fo new works collaboration between Vocal
      Performance and The York Theatre. Thirty-two musical theatre majors are cast in four
      original mini musicals written specifically them, that culminate in a series of
      performances at the off-Broadway house directed by The York’s Associate Artistic
      Director Brian Blythe. Third year of successful program. March 2011.

Music Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA): Vice President of Conferences.
       Planning/Coordinating the twelfth annual conference hosted by the Department of
       Theatre & Dance, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin. Focus on ―Viral
       Marketing’s Impact on the Industry and Training Programs.‖ January 2011

“Chekhov and the Musical Actor,” discussion/demonstration with Professor Mary McPartian,
      College of Arts, Social Sciences and Women’s Celtic Studies Center, Galway
      Ireland. Presented to the membership of the Michael Chekhov Foundation. June 2010.

Residency: The Danish Musical Theatre Academy, Fredericia, DK. April 7-13, 2010.

New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA).
      Moderator and Event Chair for ―Composing for the Musical Theatre.‖
      Guest Speaker,:Adam Guettel.. March 2010.

Music Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA)
       Conference site coordinator the 11 Annual Conference held in NYC. Hosted by NYU
       Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Program in Vocal
       Performance Jan. 2010

       2nd year as project coordinator a new works collaboration with Associate Artistic Director
       Brian Blythe and The York Theatre and NYU/Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance Program.
       Jan. 2010 .

Musical Theatre Educators Alliance Conference, (MTEA) Executive Committee
       Guest panelist on ―Acting the Song.‖ Shenandoah U.; VA. Jan. 2009

Journey of the Song – Guest presenter at a three day event hosted by Shenandoah University.
        Chekhov workshops and performance workshops. Jan. 2009

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Actors Work Program, The Actors Fund of America
       Panel guest ―Transitioning from the Performing Arts to the Classroom.‖ December 2009
       Project coordinator initiating a new works program in association with Associate Artistic
       Director Brian Blythe and the York Theatre and NYU/Steinhardt’s Vocal Performance
       Jan. 11-25, 2009.

Contemporary Commercial Music Pedagogy Institute Jeannette LoVetri
      Faculty for Level 4, ―Acting in Commercial Music.‖ July 2008.

Residency: University of Ballarat Arts Academy, Australia. Four weeks.
       Michael Chekhov technique applied to the singing actor. And ―Acting in the American
       Standard Song.‖ (August 2008).

Actors Work Program,The Actors Fund of America
       Panelist ―Transitioning from the Performing Arts to the Classroom.‖ December 2008.

Journey of the Song Shenandoah University, VA
      Three-day event on musical theatre song performance.
      Presenter: master class and workshops on Michael Chekhov technique. September 2007.

Chekhov Pedagogy Workshop University of California/Long Beach
      Presenter“Chekhov Techniques and the Singing Actor” January 2007.

Actors Work Program The Actors Fund of America
       Guest Panelist ―Transitioning from the Performing Arts to the Classroom.‖ Dec. 2007

Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Oklahoma University, Norman , OK.
       Panelist/teacher ―Song in Action.‖ January 2007

Journey of the Song Shenandoah University, VA
       Three-day event on musical theatre song performance.
       Presenter: master class and workshops on Michael Chekhov technique. September 2006.

Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA) Executive Committee Member
       Conference site coordinator for host site NYU/Steinhardt, April 2006.

Michael Chekhov Teacher Development Program taught by MICHA, Joanna Merlin,
      Ted Pugh Spencertown, NY. Jan 2005.

Michael Chekhov International Festival, Two week of workshops and performances.
      Amsterdam. August 2005.

Actors Work Program, The Actors Fund of America
       Guest Panelist ―Transitioning from the Performing Arts to the Classroom.‖
       Dec. 2005.

PAWS: Performance Arts Workshops SUNY Purchase.
     Acting workshops for High school students. May 1998, 1999, 2000.

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Disney Studios, Disney World, Orlando, FL.
       Presentation to animators of The Lion King. Lecture / demonstration on
       ―The Character’s Focus and Gesture in Song‖ August 1996

Westchester Philharmonic under the Direction of Paul Dunkel.
              Musical Theatre Consultant, Educational outreach. 1993-94.

2000-2001  Dobbs Ferry Middle School,
           Communication Arts, Grades 6, 7 & 8. Dobbs Ferry, NY

1999-2000      Humanities High School, NY State Public High School
               Language Arts, Grades 10 & 11.    351 West 18th, New York, NY 10011.

ADJUNCT and Part Time
2000       Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York
             Acting I: The Instrument and the Imagination 2000

1998           Baruch College SUNY, Manhattan 1998
                 ESL certifies in Rassias ESL Method

1992-1997      NYU / Tisch: CAP 21 (Collaborative Arts Project for the
                Twenty-First Century). Music Theatre Studies

1994           Theatre Development Fund
               Teaching Artist in Calhoun High School, NYC. (4 months)
               Workshops, seminars and field trips to Broadway shows
               Calhoun High School. 1994

1989-1991      American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA).
               MT Scene Study to First and Second Years’.

Captain Louie, by Stephen Schwartz. Partnership with Kurt Peterson. New Children’s musical to
premiere spring 2005.

―Teaching Careers.‖ Actors Work Program. Panelist and presenter: 2003-2009

―Equity Fights AIDS‖ and other AIDS benefits. Performer. 15 in total.

―World Trade Center Red Cross Benefit‖ Performer. Westchester Broadway Theatre, Oct. 2001

Midnight Run. Westchester Homeless Outreach through South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs
Ferry, NY 16 years.

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