Lyn Cramer

Lyn Cramer

An Endowed Professor in the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma, Lyn Cramer has been a teacher, director, and choreographer for over 35 years. OU productions include La Cage Aux Foilles, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, On The Town, Seussical, A Chorus Line, Anything Goes, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Company, Baby, Pal Joey, My One and Only, Good News, Nine, How to Succeed, Rent, and Urinetown. Cramer has directed and choreographed many shows for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma including Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dream Girls, Big Fish, The Will Rogers Follies, Bye Bye Birdie, Hairspray, 42nd St., Swing, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret, Singing in the Rain, The Best Little Whoreouse in Texas, The Sound of Music, Dames at Sea, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other theatre credits include Casa Manana, Music Theatre of Wichita, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and The Broadway Rose in Portland, Oregon. Favorite stage roles include Mrs. Wilkenson in Billy Elliot, Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown, the Musical and Bertha in Boeing, Boeing. Cramer’s professional acting career began in 1982, and she is a member of Actors Equity Association and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Lyn received The Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Presidential Professor of Excellence in the Arts award from the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts and the Artistic Achievement Award from Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Featured on Cathy Roe’s instructional tap and jazz videos, Cramer is a master teacher throughout the United States, publishing curriculums in jazz and tap pedagogy. She has served as an adjudicator and master teacher in musical theatre dance at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. Her students grace the Broadway Stage, perform in national tours, international theatre, regional theatre, and cruise lines. She is the author of the book Creating Musical Theatre: Conversations with Broadway Directors and Choreographers.