The AMTP Team
Dominic Missimi, Executive Director
David H. Bell, Associate Director
Amanda Dehnert, Associate Director
Heather Schmucker, Producing Director
Ryan Nelson, Resident Music Director
Denise McGillicuddy, Program Assistant
Missimi has served as Executive Director since he founded AMTP with Stuart Oken in 2005.
Professor Missimi has directed more than 40 Equity productions for Chicago's three major music theatres. He has received several Joseph Jefferson Award nominations for productions he has directed at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre, where he won three Jeff Awards. He has directed many regional opera companies, including Chicago Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Piedmont Opera, Augusta Opera, Sarasota and Orlando Opera.
Professor Missimi has also staged over 80 plays, musicals and operas at Northwestern, and he served as the director of Northwestern's famed WAA-MU Show for 17 years. The National Opera Association awarded is Northwestern production of Massenet's Cendrillon first place.
He was founder and Artistic Director of Dance Detroit, and he was a recipient of a Kellogg Fellowship that provided for theatre research in England and Italy. Professor Missimi has also been a member of the theatre faculties of Long Island University and the University of Detroit-Marygrove College. He is an alumnus of the University of Detroit, Wayne State University, and New York University, and a licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in Drama.
He teaches all levels of acting, directing and musical theatre techniques with special interests in acting styles, especially the commedia dell'Arte and the history of the lyric theatre.