Distinguished Visiting Part-Time Faculty
PETER FRANCES JAMES earned Obie, Lortel and Drama Desk Awards for his performance in Stuff Happens at the Public Theater. He starred opposite Dame Maggie Smith in Albee's The Lady from Dubuque in London, and on Broadway in On Golden Pond, Judgment at Nuremberg and Drowning Crow and is a widely celebrated and deeply respected acting teacher, with a specialization in heightened language texts, in the graduate program at the School of Drama at Yale University. Most recently, Peter appeared on Broadway in Daniel Sullivan's acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino.
SUTTON FOSTER is currently starring on Broadway in Anything Goes and has garnered a Tony Award® for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her performance as Reno Sweeney. Sutton starred in the title role of Thoroughly Modern Millie and received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire awards for that performance. She also received Tony nominations for her performances in Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and Little Women.
JOSETTE BUSHELL-MINGO is a British theatre actor and director and the artistic director of Sweden’s National Silent Theater, “Tyst Teater.” She is chairperson of CinemAfrica, a non-profit film association promoting films from Africa made by Africans. Josette was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 2000 for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Rafiki in the London production of The Lion King. In 2006, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire and has worked with the Young Vic, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Tony-winning actress and visiting professor Sutton Foster
rehearses with NYU Tisch Drama students.
Photo courtesy NYU Tisch Department of Drama.