Adam Yankowy



Assistant Professor – Tenure System


Adam Yankowy (he/him) is a native of Louisville, KY and is currently an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Michigan State University. Over the past 10 years he has taught in the theatre departments at Drake, Iowa State (ISU), Grand View & Minnesota State Universities. Adam holds an MFA in Musical Theatre (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Bachelor’s in Music Education (University of Louisville), and a Musical Theatre Performance Certificate (AMDA, NYC). Previous direction: Kinky Boots (DMPlayhouse- Cloris Award Nomination for Direction), Wings: A Staged Reading, Carrie (KCACTF National Recognition), It Shoulda Been You, Songs for a New World, Sunday on the Rocks, Runaways (Drake), You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (DMYAT). Previous music direction: The Theory of Relativity, Carrie, Cabaret (DMPlayhouse- Cloris Award for Music Direction), It Shoulda Been You, 9 to 5, Into the Woods, Songs for a New World, Pippin, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Runaways (Drake), Fun Home (Iowa Stage- Cloris Award for Music Direction), Oklahoma! (ISU), A Christmas Story: The Musical, Disney’s Mary Poppins. Performance credits: New York: Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), Ruddigore, The Pirates of Penzance (NY City Center), Broadway’s Rising Stars (Town Hall), Swinging Christmas (Carnegie Hall) Other favorites: The Monster in Young Frankenstein (DMPlayhouse- Cloris Award), Jud in Oklahoma!, Javert in Les Misrables, Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Tours: Curious George Live!, Streetmosphere (Venetian Resort in Macau, China.)