Tomé Cousin is an international choreographer, teacher, author and Broadway veteran who currently serves as the Directing Supervisor for original director Susan Stroman for her Tony Award winning musical Contact. To date Mr. Cousin has directed five regional productions (Pittsburgh, Norfolk, New York, Boston, Sarasota), and three international companies in Hungary, Korea and Poland. He is the published author of The Total Theater Artist and New Media Performance (2009 Lambert Academic Press). In 2010, Tomé was awarded the SDC Foundation Mike Ockrent Directors Fellowship, for the new John Guare play A Free Man of Color, directed by George C. Wolfe at Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2011, Tomé was the invited special guest instructor for the 7th annual Little Ladies / Little Gentlemen International Children's Theatre Festival in Ankara, Turkey. Also, in 2011 Tomé was appointed to the full time faculty at Carnegie Mellon University as an assistant professor in the school of drama. In the spring of 2012, he co-authored/co-directed the revival of June Havoc's 1963 play Marathon 33 for the Pittsburgh Playhouse and returned in the fall of 2012 to direct/choreograph The Producers for Susan Stroman Productions. Along with the Chinese premier of Contact in Shanghai, China the 2014 / 2015 season brought the direction of the plays Souvenir and The Wiz, master classes, lectures and direction for the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century in NYC.
2015 / 2016: Principal interviews for his next book The Franklin Project (Interviews, Essays and Articles on Diversity and Non-Traditional Casting for Theater Performance). Direction projects include: Choir Boy at the REP, directing the Chinese premier of the musical Grand Hotel, Directing the LUIGI Benefit concert at Symphony Space NYC, The American Dance Machine for the 21st Century at the Joyce Theatre (NYC), choreographing the Full Monty at Carnegie Mellon University.
He is a standing member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and four professional unions - Actors Equity, SAF/AFTRA, SDC, and the Society of Dance History Scholars.
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Guest teachers Danny Herman and Rocker Verstique teach the Saturday Musical Theater class at Broadway Dance Studio!!!
Karen Prunzik’s Broadway Dance Studio & Performing Arts is one of the most unique studio’s in the country and certainly the most unique in the city of Pittsburgh. We offer Musical Theater and Vocal training with Broadway Veterans and professional dance technique training with some of the Industries most experienced teachers. Our goal at Broadway Dance Studio & Performing Arts is simply to enrich our students lives as we pass on the love and passion for the arts we have all had the priveledge to enjoy in our lives.
Whether our students desire to be on Broadway one day or just want to sing and dance for the sheer joy of it, we are proud to offer the same training to each student.
Here at Broadway Dance Studio and Performing Arts we offer great technique training in a positive and encouraging environment.
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