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Rockford Sansom

Actor and Educator in New York City

What are some of the Broadway tours you’ve performed in?

“Wonderful Town” (First National), “42nd Street” (Asia), “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” (Europe), and Bye Bye Birdie” (National). Off-Broadway productions include “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” (St. Luke’s) and “Pageant Princess” (Bleecker Street).

You’ve had a lot of success as an actor, but tell us about your work in education and training.

I’ve taught voice, speech and singing at universities worldwide and served as a communication development trainer working with Fortune 500 executives, United Nations officials and members of the U.S. Congress. As a professor of theatre, voice and communication, I’ve taught at Marymount Manhattan College; HB Studios; the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York and others.

Tell us about your involvement with regional theatres throughout your career.

Some of my favorite regional theatres include Seaside Music Theater, Oklahoma Shakespeare and the Orlando Repertory. I was the resident associate artist at Seaside, which is one of the South’s largest and most respected regional theatres. I performed in numerous principal roles there and served as a faculty member in Seaside’s educational program.