Associate Professor, Acting & Musical Theatre
Director of Performance
MFA – University of Florida
BS – Middle Tennessee State University
Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) – Associate Member
Teaching undergraduate and graduate acting, Lee Blair’s work in the classroom is Stanislavski-based with emphases in comedy, musical theatre and audition techniques. Lee also serves Director of Performance for the School, overseeing the Performance degree programs (MFA and BFA in Acting, BFA in Musical Theatre) as well as the theatre performance area in regard to Production (Mainstage, Lab Theatre, workshops and showcases).
As a production director for the School of Theatre & Dance, Lee has helmed past productions such as Airness, The Moors, Assassins, The Pirates of Penzance, Noises Off, Arabian Nights, Seminar, Lend Me a Tenor, Guys and Dolls, and Urinetown: The Musical among others. He has served a director for other academic units including Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, Fairmont State University (Fairmont, WV), and St. John’s University/College of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph, MN). Professionally, Lee has directed for West Virginia Public Theatre and Greenbrier Valley Theatre. He is an Associate Member with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
A 1995 graduate of the University of Florida with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Lee’s career as an actor has included professional work off and off-off Broadway as well as regionally for Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York International Fringe Festival, Emelin Theatre, Hippodrome State Theatre, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Destination Producing and West Virginia Public Theatre. He was recently featured on Episode 2 of Prime Video’s “A League of Their Own” as “Fish Man”.