Joe Deer is the rare artist-scholar who is equally at home in professional and academic theatres, in the director’s chair, choreographing, teaching or writing traditional scholarship.  He began his New York career tap dancing on the sidewalk outside the Shubert Theatre, and went on to perform in and stage manage many Broadway and national touring productions. Joe has become a respected figure in professional and academic circles for his stage direction, teaching, writing and leadership in the field of Musical Theatre education.


Joe Deer

Director • Choreographer

Master Teacher


“The real star of the show is director Joe Deer.”

                            Scott Cain,

                                     Seussical, Human Race Theatre Co.