Meet the Bloggers: Missy Whitis
The Green Room is so excited to introduce you to our newest bloggers who are joining us this summer! For the rest of the week, you can get to know them through the latest installments of Meet the Bloggers series.
Name: Missy Whitis
What do you do outside of blogging? I teach musical theatre voice as part of the Prep Department at the University of Cincinnati’s Conservatory of Music, direct theatre in the area, and teach private voice and acting.
I’m a Speaker and Facilitator for nationwide conferences, seminars, etc. I usually speak on vocal health, repertoire, how to audition, and “Help! I’m not the voice teacher, so how do I start rehearsal until they get here? – Easy tricks for non-musical theatre teacher/director.”
I’m an Improvisation coach for the Cincinnati-based troupe, “The Middle Child.” I also work for international corporations teaching creative communication and leadership – via improv.
Favorite musical: A New Brain – Being a two-time cancer survivor, I totally understand how a brief moment can change your life and set you on a new trajectory. A New Brain covers all the emotions you go through, and it doesn’t hold back. Also, the original cast had Malcolm Gets and Chip Zien in it, so what’s not to like?!
What are you interested in blogging about this summer? Vocal health, Repertoire, Audition skills, Broadway history
What are your non-theater interests? Working with leaders of all levels and skills to increase their productivity by harnessing their individual strengths. And I recently have gotten incredibly interested in Global Rallycross.
Favorite contemporary MT song: This space isn’t big enough! Currently OBSESSED with “Floatin’ Along” from Pasek & Paul‘s James and the Giant Peach.
No favorite list is complete without songs by John Bucchino.
And then there’s Brian d’Arcy James singing Georga Stitt’s “Sonnet 29.” Good. Night.