- Position: Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre and Acting
- Department: Theatre
- Office Location: Building 82, Room 295
- Campus: 8504742146
- Personal Website
Sara Schoch, assistant professor, teaches Musical Theater.
Schoch is an award-winning actress who combines her 15 years of musical theater experience with her passion for teaching students the techniques of the profession.
In 2015, she was recognized by the city of Boston as a Certified Artist, a designation given to artists who have substantial talent and whose vast body of work contributes significantly to the arts in Boston and state as a whole. She is also a two-time winner, and four-time nominee, for the New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical, which she won in 2012 for her performance as Mother in “Ragtime.”
As a professional actress, Schoch is continuously honing her craft. She has appeared in more than 150 professional productions and worked with many Broadway veterans, including Marc Kudish, Kerry O’Malley, Rob Gallagher, Raymond Sage, Robbie Sella, and the legendary Jack Dabdoub. She played Jenny Hill in the premier of Andrew Lippa’s “Big Fish,” rewritten by Lippa and screenwriter John August for a smaller cast in regional theatres. Her other production highlights, include playing Cathy in “The Last 5 Years” (Artie nomination), Roxie in “Chicago,” Kate/Lilli in “Kiss me, Kate!” (New Hampshire nomination), Christine in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (New Hampshire nomination), and Julie in “Some Enchanted Evening” (Joseph Jefferson nomination).
Some of her students and mentees have appeared in the Broadway productions of “Aladdin,” “Finding Neverland,” “Les Miserables,” and the revival of “The Color Purple.”
Degrees & Institutions:
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre from the State University of New York at Fredonia, and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Brandeis University.
- Music Theatre Voice, Voice and Movement, Audition Techniques, and Music Theatre Scene Study
Keywords: actress, musical theatre, audition techniques, Certified Actress, New Hampshire Theatre Award, Artie nomination, Joseph Jefferson nomination