Deric McNish

Artist and Educator


Deric McNish is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University. He is also a professional voice and dialect coach, audiobook narrator, actor, and director. He earned a PhD in Theatre Studies from The University of Colorado Boulder and an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Play House. Deric is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

What's Deric up to now?

Deric was just awarded the 2017 CAL Award for Innovation and Leadership in Teaching and the 2017 Fintz Award for Teaching Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. He is currently in pre-production for The Great Gatsby, which opens October 13, 2017 at The Wharton Center for Performing Arts. He is in rehearsals for the Summer Circle Theatre's production of Peter/Wendy, which opens June 14. He just published an article in The Voice and Speech Review, a book chapter in Acting for the Stage, and several dialect samples to The International Dialects of English Archive. He's currently working on a chapter for a book called New Developments in Teaching Theatre Arts.

Deric McNish at the Metropolitan Opera Deric McNish with Phonetic Pillows
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