Artist in Residence
School of Theatre and Dance

B.F.A. in Musical Theatre – Syracuse University

Professional Affiliations:  Actors Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA), Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) - Associate Member, Coleman Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship, Phi Kappa Phi

Sean Morrissey came to Millikin in 1999 directly from a successful performance career.  He made his Broadway debut in the original cast of the Lynn Ahrens/Alan Menken production of A Christmas Carol at the Paramount Theatre.  Directed by the late Mike Ockrent and choreographed by five-time TONY award winner, Susan Stroman, Sean appeared in this annual production for four seasons.  Regionally, some of Sean’s credits include appearances in Cabaret and Me and My Girl at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Gypsy and West Side Story at Sacramento Light Opera, 42nd Street at Carousel Dinner Theatre, Gypsy, Oklahoma, and South Pacific at Gateway Playhouse, and West Side Story at Artpark.  He was a cast member on the European tour of 42nd Street and performed in a benefit production of West Side Story at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.  He also performed South Pacific in the south Pacific at the Kalang Theatre in Singapore and at the Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


As an award winning director/choreographer, Sean continues to work professionally.  He has directed and/or choreographed productions of West Side Story,(Connecticut Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Choreography) And The World Goes ‘Round ( Best of Cleveland nomination for Best Choreography), Guys and Dolls, Grand Hotel, Carousel, The Merry Widow, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Dames at Sea (Times Tribute Award for Choreography), Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Smell of Success, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Addams Family, No No Nanette, Sugar, Me and My Girl, Sweet Charity, Brigadoon, Pippin, My Favorite Year, Damn Yankees, Lucky Stiff, and Cabaret.  His work has been seen at Gateway Playhouse, Porthouse Theatre, Park Playhouse, The Media Theatre, and Little Theatre on the Square in addition to the extensive works he has produced on the Millikin mainstage.  Sean’s choreography is not limited to the musical stage.  He has created 22 concert works for the Millikin University Dance Ensemble and had a tap piece premier in the National Tap Dance Day celebration at the Arts Bank in Philadelphia.  He is a Coleman Fellow in arts entrepreneurship and has served as both a nominator and voter for the Screen Actors Guild awards.  In addition to teaching and directing/choreographing for the Millikin mainstage season, Sean is the director of the annual New York Professional Development Experience for graduating seniors. 

Disciplines:  Jazz, Tap, Theatre Dance, Choreography, Musical Theatre