Patricia has served as Coordinator for Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College since 1991. She has designed our various music theatre curriculums as well as taught Musical Theatre Techniques, Scene into Song, Auditioning for Musicals and Special Topics courses such as The Musicals of Prince and Sondheim, New Musicals and Musicals That Won the Tony as Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical.
Pat directed Baby, She Loves Me, The Grass Harp, The Human Heart, Plain and Fancy, Carousel, The Human Comedy and Ragtime for the college. Additionally, she has introduced music theatre professionals such as Robert Durkin, Josh Bergasse, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Christopher D’Amboise, David Loud and Stephen Oremus to the Theatre Production Workshop, where our students worked with them on such shows as The Boyfriend, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Bright Lights Big City, Drood, Vaudeville and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Our partnerships with DANY, Manhattan Movement and Art, Studio Maestro, The York Theatre Company, Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers and National Dance Institute are the result of Pat’s efforts to truly make New York City our campus for musical theatre.
Pat supervises a faculty of over thirty musical theatre professionals in the fields of music theatre history, music theory, dance, private voice, auditioning and acting for musical theatre.
Prior to MMC, Pat was a professional actor, appearing in A Shot in the Dark, Dames at Sea, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. She worked as Casting Director and Literary Advisor for the WPA Theatre, casting Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias. For several years she worked at New York Agency and Bauman Hiller Associates assisting Mark Redanty before taking teaching and curriculum design positions with Musical Theatre Works and The American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Pat is especially proud of the MMC January Projects which have allowed students to work on new musicals with Patricia Birch, Larry Fuller, Larry Grossman, Charles Strouse, Christopher Cerf, Paul Jacobs, Sarah Durkee and Barbara Siman among many.
An Oral Historian, Pat’s work on Joshua Logan is housed at the Goodspeed Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut.
She is currently working on a new music theatre piece called Songlines and Dreamings.
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Coordinator for Musical Theatre Program
B.F.A. Boston Conservatory of Music - Acting, Musical Theatre
M.F.A. Florida Atlantic University - Acting, Directing
Oral History of Joshua Logan
In August 2013, traveled to Sydney, Uluru and Cairns in Australia for research involving Aboriginal culture in connection with a new musical, Songlines and Dreamings.
Musical Theatre Techniques
Scene into Song
A Shot in the Dark
Fiddler on the Roof
Dames at Sea
Casting and Literary Advisor