Sean Morrissey came to Millikin in 1999
directly from a successful performance career. He made his Broadway
debut in the original cast of the Lynn Ahrens/Alan Menken production of A Christmas Carol at
the Paramount Theatre. Directed by the late Mike Ockrent and
choreographed by five-time TONY award winner, Susan Stroman, Sean
appeared in this annual production for four seasons. Regionally, some
of Sean’s credits include appearances in Cabaret and Me and My Girl at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Gypsy and West Side Story at Sacramento Light Opera, 42nd Street at Carousel Dinner Theatre, Gypsy, Oklahoma, and South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse, and West Side Story at Artpark. He was a cast member on the European tour of 42nd Street and performed in a benefit production of West Side Story at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. He also performed South Pacific in the south Pacific at the Kalang Theatre in Singapore and at the Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
an award winning director/choreographer, Sean continues to work
professionally. He has directed and/or choreographed productions of West Side Story,(Connecticut Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Choreography) And The World Goes ‘Round (BroadwayWorld.com Best of Cleveland nomination for Best Choreography), Guys and Dolls, Grand Hotel, Carousel, The Merry Widow, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Dames at Sea (Times Tribute Award for Choreography),
Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Smell of Success, No No Nanette, Sugar, Me and
My Girl, Sweet Charity, Brigadoon, Pippin, My Favorite Year, Damn
Yankees, Lucky Stiff, and Cabaret. His work has been seen
at Gateway Playhouse, Porthouse Theatre, Park Playhouse, The Media
Theatre, and Little Theatre on the Square in addition to the extensive
works he has produced on the Millikin mainstage. Sean’s choreography is
not limited to the musical stage. He has created 18 concert works for
the Millikin University Dance Ensemble and had a tap piece premier in
the National Tap Dance Day celebration at the Arts Bank in Philadelphia.
He is a Coleman Fellow in arts entrepreneurship and has served as both
a nominator and voter for the Screen Actors Guild awards. In addition
to teaching and directing/choreographing for the Millikin mainstage
season, Sean is the director of the annual New York Professional
Development Experience for graduating seniors.
Disciplines: Jazz, Tap, Theatre Dance, Choreography, Musical Theatre