About This Degree

Completion of this major prepares one for a career in areas such as music theatre performer, music theater director, and music theater voice teacher.  Continued study may include a master’s degree in music theater performance, music theater directing, or music theater production.



Applicants must prepare (from memory) two contrasting Musical Theatre pieces, at least one of which should be from standard Musical Theatre Repertoire. Applicants must also prepare a 2 minute monologue from a published play or musical. Candidates may be asked to perform all of the listed material or sections of each. Finally, applicants must perform a movement/dance combination will be taught on the audition date.


Professor Marc Dalio - Area Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies
B.M Music Education and Vocal Performance (Honors), Rowan University, M.M Music Education (Honors), Boston University. He is the Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies and a Professor of Voice at New Jersey City University. Some of Marc's stage credits include: Gaston and Beast, in the Broadway National Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Best of Denver Award Winner, National Broadway Theatre Award Nominee, Metrolina Theatre Award Winner) the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables, Songs for a New World, as well as regional leading roles in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Aida, And the World Goes Round, Miss Saigon, the American Premiere of Metropolis, West Side Story (Metrolina Theatre Award Winner), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Metrolina Theatre Award Winner) Pippin, South Pacific, Noises Off, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Romance, Romance. Marc's voice can be heard on the Original German Cast Recording of Disney's Beauty and the Beast as Gaston, Imagination Productions Godspell as Judas, as well as Send Me an Angel by DJ Cosmos/Mythos, Angel Falls by Ayla, and Always Running by the Euphonics. Marc co-produced, arranged for and performed on A Wish for Christmas, a CD benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation. On Television, Marc has been seen on ABC's Daytime Soap All My Children as well as numerous commercials. He has directed, musically directed and conducted such shows as Side Show, Children of Eden, Smokey Joe's Café, Little Women, Les Miserables, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, City of Angels, Godspell, Once on this Island, Urinetown, Hairspray, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Song and Dance, Barnum, Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense, Cabaret. Mad About Merman, You're A Good man Charlie Brown, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Evita and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Marc is the lead singer and "Piano Man" for New York State of Mind - The Music of Billy Joel which is currently playing events in the tri-state area. (www.facebook.com/newyorkstateofmindband) A passionate actor, musician, director and educator, Marc's students appear on Broadway, and in productions throughout the US, Europe and Asia. He is a proud brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and an honored distinguished member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Theta-Upsilon-Chapter. www.marcgdaio.com


Prof. Marc G. Dalio, Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies