ENRIQUE BROWN (Summer Faculty)
Enrique Brown is a theatrical performer, director, choreographer, arts educator, and producer. After beginning his training in Dallas he continued at the Houston Ballet Academy and Virginia School of the Arts. He spent four seasons with Ballet Oklahoma, where he danced many ballet roles, including Prince in The Nutcracker and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet. Other favorite roles include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, and George Bailey in the premiere of It’s a Wonderful Life. Mr. Brown went on to perform in many Broadway, national touring, regional, and stock productions. His Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man (performing the role of Tommy Djilas), and Oklahoma! He can also be seen dancing in the film Across the Universe, directed by Julie Taymor. Off-Broadway, Mr. Brown performed in Carnival, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell and Anne Hathaway, for New York City Center’s Encores! series. Among his favorite productions were Evita (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Oklahoma! (MUNY/Ogunquit Playhouse), Chess (L.A.’s Ford Amphitheatre), The Boyfriend (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), The Most Happy Fella (5th Avenue Theatre), Fame (North American tour), and Tommy (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma). Enrique’s choreography credits include In the Heights for NYU/Tisch’s musical theatre program, as well as a new musical, Temple of the Souls, at the 2017 New York Musical Festival, for which he received an Outstanding Choreography nomination. He served as the associate choreographer for the first national tour of Oklahoma! and has directed numerous shows across the country, including The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. Upcoming in June, 1776 at The MUNY in St. Louis. The founder of Brown Productions, Mr. Brown has been involved as a producer with the mounting of numerous shows from Broadway to the West End. Productions include The Pee-Wee Herman Show, Kander & Ebb’s The Scottsboro Boys, and a new musical adaptation of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor (West End premiere). Upcoming this fall Enrique will be producing a Broadway Lab of new musical, Oswald. Mr. Brown is currently on the Musical Theatre Dance Faculty at Manhattan School of Music, Ballet Academy East in New York City, and Rioult Dance Center.