Myrona DeLaney | Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

Doctorate in Education; University of California – Irvine; expected graduation – Spring, 2006.

Master of Fine Arts in Drama (Music Theatre), School of Fine Arts, University of California, Irvine, (1992).

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Major in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Piano, School of Music, Athens, Ohio, (1979).

Professional Theatre Credit

Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA


Broadway at the Bowl (1999 & 2000)
Conductor: John Maucieri
Starring: Susan Eagan, Davis Gaines


Irvine Barclay Theatre – Irvine, CA
Doug Rankin, CEO


The Judy Collins Holiday Concert (1998 & 1999)


Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA


Broadway at the Bowl (1998)
Conductor: John Maucieri
Starring: Patti Lupone, Davis Gaines,
Rebecca Luker, Liz Callaway, and Marvin Hamlisch


Fireside Dinner Theatre – Milwaukee, WI


Guys & Dolls (1993)
Director: Thommie Walsh


Grand Dinner Theatre – Anaheim, CA


Side by Side by Sondheim (1991)
Director: Todd Nielson
Star: Dorothy Lamour

Woman #2

South Coast Repertory – Costa Mesa. CA
David Emmes, Artistic Producing Director


The Right Self (1992)
Director: John David Keller

Sunday in the Park with George
Director: Barbara Damashek



Celeste I/Ex-wife
u/s Dot

International City Theatre – Long Beach, CA
Shashin Desai, Producer


Bitttersuite: Songs of Experience (1993)
Director: Shashin Desai

Closer Than Ever (1992)
Director: Peter Grego

A…My Name Is Alice (1990)
Director: Peter Grego

Woman #2

Woman #1

Woman #3

Saddleback Theatre Company – Mission Viejo, CA
Geoff English, Producer


Side by Side by Sondheim (1989)
Director: Beth Hansen

Woman #1

Royal Viking World Cruise Line – San Francisco, CA
Morag Velkovich, Producer


Salute to America (1987 -1988)
Back to Broadway
Vive la France!

Lead Singer

Curtain Call Dinner Theatre – Tustin, CA
John Ferola, Producer


Cabaret (1988)
My Fair Lady (1988)
Camelot (1987)
Oklahoma! (1987)

Fraulein Kost
Singer/ Dancer
Singer/ Dancer

Disney World – Orlando, FL


Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue (1985)
Director: Barbara Epstein


Opryland, USA – Nashville, TN


The Gay 90’s (1984)

Dancer/ Singer

Enchanted Hills Playhouse – Fort Wayne, IN
Jill Anderson, Producer
Jeff Koep, Director


Oklahoma! (1982)
The Fantasticks
South Pacific
Fiddler on the Roof
The Music Man
Twelfth Night

Mrs. Paroo

Chicago Theatre Center – Chicago, IL


Spin Cycle (1982)
World Premiere


Goodman Theatre – Minneapolis, MN


He Lived the Good Life (1982)
National Tour/ First Cast


Illinois Theatre Center – Chicago, IL


The Apple Tree (1981)

Nadjira/ Ensemble

Candlelight Dinner Theatre - Chicago, IL
William Pulinsi, Producer/ Director


Oklahoma! (1980)


University Theatre Credits

University of California, Irvine – School of Fine Arts


Mainstage Productions


Into the Woods (1990)
Director: Barbara Damashek


Follies (1988)
Director: Clayton Garrison
Choreographer: Chet Walker


Workshop Productions


Snoopy (1989)
Director: Earl Weaver


If My Friends Could See Me Now (1991)
Let Him Entertain You:
The Theatre Music of Jule Styne
An Evening of Cole Porter (1989)
Director: Clayton Garrison

Singer/ Dancer
Singer/ Dancer

Singer/ Dancer

Directing Credits

University of California, Irvine – School of Fine Arts


Mainstage Productions


Seussical (2005)
Blood Brothers (2004)
Falsettos (1995)

Director/ Choreographer

Workshop Productions


Sunday in the Park with George (2001)

Director/ Musical Director



Conception, Direction and Musical Staging:
And Then SHE Wrote ….(2003)
Musical Movers (2002)
Broadway Revue 2001)
Broadway Revue (2000)
Broadway Babes (1999)
Children of the Wind (1998)
On Broadway (1997)
A Broadway Revue (1994)
The Theatre Songs of Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire (1993)
Highlights from Anyone Can Whistle & Celebration (1993)
Scores That Didn’t Score (1992)
Fantastick West Side, OK? – a Cabaret at the Hotel Laguna (1990)
An Evening of Cole Porter (1989)

Costa Mesa High School


Direction, Musical Direction and Choreography:
Annie (1999)
Twelve Angry Men ( 1998)
City of Angels (1998)
Twelfth Night (1997)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1997)
The Crucible (1996)
Into the Woods (1996)
A Christmas Carol (1995)
Oklahoma! (1995)
Macbeth (1994)
Guys and Dolls (1994)
Shorts: An Evening of One-Acts (1993)
Oliver (1993)
Midsummer’s Night Dream (1992)
The Sound of Music (1992)
Our Town (1991)
Bye, Bye, Birdie (1991)



Los Angeles Tmes Critics Award for Outstanding Production
Falsettos – University of California, Irvine


Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Best Ensemble Performance; Bittersuite: Songs of Experience
International City Theatre of Long Beach


Los Angeles Times Critics Award for Best Performance
Side by Side by Sondheim – Grand Dinner Theatre


Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre
Best Ensemble Performance; A…My Name Is Alice
International City Theatre of Long Beach


Robby Nomination for Distinguished Achievement in Theatre
Best Ensemble Performance; A…My Name Is Alice
International City Theatre of Long Beach

Teaching Experience

University of California, Irvine – Drama Department in the School of the Arts

Director of the New York Satellite Program in Music Theatre (1996 – present)
Lecturer (1992 - present)

Courses Taught:

Honors Voice and Acting in Music Theatre (Drama 199)
Advanced Music Theatre Scenework (Drama 166A, B, & C)
Graduate Music Theatre Audition Technique (Drama 216)
Voice – Singing Auditions for Graduates/ Undergraduates (Drama 219/ Drama 135)
Beginning Music Theatre Workshop – Song Interpretation (Drama 165A)
New York Music Theatre Workshop (Drama 165N)
Acting Styles (Drama 130B)
Beginning Acting (Drama 30B)

Organize schedule, oversee budget, arrange contracts and implement curriculum for the New York Satellite Program in Music Theatre, which includes the following courses:

Project in Voice
Project in Acting
Dance classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Music Theatre Styles
Contemporary Drama (103W)

University of California, Irvine – Extension

Summer Program for Gifted Students (1989 – 1991)
Taught drama and musical theatre to select middle school students from Orange County with outstanding grades and PSAT scores. Readers’ theatre, poetry adaptation, singing from speech, and creative movement were all used to enhance the student’s critical thinking skills. Course designed to generate creative thinking and non-linear decision-making as well as engage their intuitive self.

Valparaiso University – Valparaiso, IN – School of Music

Guest Director (1979 – 1981)
Created, directed choreographed and musical directed new singing group called the VU Revue. Performed fully-staged music theatre shows on campus and at alumni/fund-raising functions.

Teaching Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award (May 2002)
University of California, Division of Undergraduate Education