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Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre

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Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre

OU Musical Theatre

Our goal as the only school of Musical Theatre in the nation, is to provide selected students with the tools needed for success - both onstage and off. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Musical Theatre Performance is a comprehensive degree that combines conservatory-style training with a flagship state university experience.

The innovative full-time faculty of nine theatre professionals, do what they teach. Working with a self-imposed cap of 50 exceptional students, our five-to-one student to teacher ratio allows us to offer an unmatched level of personalized training. Our alumni are performing consistently on Broadway, national tours and international productions, regional and stock theatres, and in the Film/TV industry, demonstrating that this is one of America's premiere programs.

Admission to the University of Oklahoma is required as well as a separate audition for admission into the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre. We recruit incredibly talented theatre artists from high schools across the nation for each freshman class and our faculty pride themselves on discerning the potential for success in a variety of ways. We are committed to the core principles of inclusion, equity, and anti-racism and promote a culture of belonging by celebrating diversity in all its forms.

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Up next at OU Musical Theatre

Book, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Lyn Cramer, Direction

8 p.m. Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
3 p.m. Feb. 12, 19

Weitzenhoffer Theatre
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Tim Espinosa, Direction


March 30 - April 2
Myriad Water Stage and Plaza
Oklahoma City, OK



OUMT News: Tim Espinosa joins OU School of Musical Theatre as Assistant Professor

Tim Espinosa Headshot

After an extensive national search, the A. Max Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma announces the appointment of Tim Espinosa as a new Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Performance. His primary responsibilities will include serving as an acting teacher and stage director for OU’s top ranked BFA in Musical Theatre Performance program.

Espinosa is a professional director, educator, actor, and electric violinist with a passion for bringing musical theatre training to underrepresented communities throughout the country.  

Espinosa most recently served as the founder and coordinator of the Fullerton College Musical Theatre Training program in Southern California where he has taught courses in musical theatre performance techniques, professional orientation, acting, directing, and musical theatre history. His recent service includes Lead Diversity Officer for the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance and founder of MTEA’s inaugural Committee on Representation, Equity and Inclusion, where he facilitated numerous industry discussions on best practices to promote antiracist policies within theatre education. 

Read more on our News page.



Land Acknowledgement

Long before the University of Oklahoma was established, the land on which the University now resides was the traditional home of the “Hasinais” Caddo Nation and “Kirikirʔi:s” Wichita & Affiliated Tribes.

We acknowledge this territory once also served as a hunting ground, trade exchange point, and migration route for the Apache, Comanche, Kiowa and Osage nations. 

Today, 39 tribal nations dwell in the state of Oklahoma as a result of settler and colonial policies that were designed to assimilate Native people.

The University of Oklahoma recognizes the historical connection our university has with its indigenous community. We acknowledge, honor and respect the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this land. We fully recognize, support and advocate for the sovereign rights of all of Oklahoma’s 39 tribal nations. This acknowledgement is aligned with our university’s core value of creating a diverse and inclusive community. It is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the people, culture and history that make up our entire OU Community.



Brayden Worden (Class of 2024) in A New Brain
Rodney McKinner (Class of 2023) in She Loves Me