Baker was honored
as the United States Professor of
the Year (CASE/Carnegie Foundation, 2000). In 2001 he was honored as the
Theatre Educator of the Year in the State of Texas by the Texas
Educational Theatre Association. Prior to his appointment as Chair
of Theatre at Collin, Brad taught at such institutions as the University
of Maryland, Louisiana State University,
Northern Kentucky University, Chadron State College, Central Wyoming College
and the University of Texas at Dallas. He serves on
the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Creative Work,
served as a judge for the Pride Write theatre Festival sponsored by
Uptown Players, and he is an editorial consultant for the Internet Movie Database.
Brad served as co-Artistic Director of OurProductions-Dallas; a theatre company
that produces new plays and musicals in the studio theatre space at WaterTower Theatre in Addison.
Brad has directed or performed in more
than one hundred professional productions across the country, including
national touring companies of ANNIE, CAROUSEL and SOUTH PACIFIC. He
performed Off-Broadway in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, and served as an artistic associate for the Broadway company of Mbongeni
Ngema's Tony Award nominated musical play, SARAFINA! Brad's film
credits include roles in Broadcast News, Barry Levinson's Avalon,
Coal Miner's Daughter, and with Johnny Depp in John Waters' Cry-Baby.
The two credits he most wants to "hide" are his role as a psycho beach
murderer in the straight-to-video thriller By Love Possessed; and
as a Frog Guard in the forgettable action picture Hell Comes To
Frogtown. Brad is also an accomplished composer and
playwright; he is the co-composer (with Deborah Evans Peer) of the
country-western musical TOOTSIE'S ORCHID LOUNGE, and his dramatic
scripts include stage adaptations of Bram Stoker's DRACULA,
Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and Alexandre Dumas'
Note: Brad "appeared" on the 58th Tony
Awards Ceremony at Radio City Music Hall! Click here
to watch a video tape of the show. (Brad can been seen as Alfred
Molina enters the theatre. Look near his left elbow!)
To read more about Brad's selection as the CASE/Carnegie Foundation
National Professor of the Year, click the links below:
Collin Theatre Chair Brad Baker
named U.S. Professor of the Year!
Announces U.S. Professors of the Year.
Visit Brad's web page.
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