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Brian J. Marcum

Department of Drama
Assistant Professor, Musical Theater

Brian J. Marcum is a dancer, choreographer, and professor. His career has spanned from performing on Broadway to teaching at some of the finest institutions of higher education in the country.

As a dancer, Marcum performed in six Broadway shows: The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, Saturday Night Fever, 42nd Street, The Boy from Oz starring Hugh Jackman, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Spamalot. He performed in two national tours, State Fair and Annie Get Your Gun, and also in the South American tour of The Who’s Tommy.

Marcum has been seen numerous times on the Tony Awards, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and on stage with the Radio City Rockettes in both the Spring Spectacular and the Christmas Spectacular. He has also performed in numerous regional theater productions around the country, from Music Theatre of Wichita to Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and danced at some of the greatest theme parks, including DisneyWorld and Tokyo Disneyland.

As a choreographer, Marcum was the original associate choreographer for the Broadway holiday musical Elf. He has choreographed Mamma Mia! and Hello, Dolly! at Music Theatre of Wichita; Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, and The Little Mermaid at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; A Grand Night for Singing, She Loves Me (director/choreographer), Little Shop of Horrors, and 5,6,7,8….Broadway’s Style and Rhythm (director/choreographer/writer) at Alpine Theatre Project; A Chorus Line (director/choreographer), Shrek, and Pirates of Penzance (director/choreographer) at Summer Repertory Theatre; and The Little Mermaid at North Carolina Theatre.

As a professor, Marcum spent six years teaching at Oklahoma City University in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. He has also been on the dance faculty of Belmont University and Vanderbilt University.