The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Musical Theatre Division

Our largest undergraduate program, the Musical Theatre degree focuses on making our students complete performers: singers, actors, and dancers.Graduates go on to perform in regional theatre, on and off Broadway, and with regional and national touring companies.


Recent Productions


  • Into the Woods
  • The Most Happy Fella







  • All in the Timing
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie


  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Sweeney Todd


  • Our Town
  • Evita


  • Candide
  • Grand Hotel


  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Pirates of Penzance

Where are current and graduating CUA students working this summer?

  • Utah Shakespeare Festival
    (Cedar City, UT)
  • Studio Theatre
    (Washington, D.C.)
  • Keegan Theatre
    (Washington, D.C.)
  • Prairie Fire Children's Theatre
    (Barrett, MN)
  • Imagination Stage
    (Bethesda, MD)
  • Adventure Theatre
    (Glen Echo, MD)
  • Poor Yorick's Players
    (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Thin Air Theatre
    (Cripple Creek, CO)
  • Cape May Stage
    (Cape May, NJ)
  • Summer Dinner Theatre
    (Rockville, MD)
  • Gamut Theatre Group
    (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Cape Cod Arts Foundation
    (Centerville, MA) 

Stephen Flaherty with Division Head Tom Pedersen and Alumna Rose Hemmingway

Music Theatre Division Head, N. Thomas Pedersen joins Rose Sezniak Hemmingway and Broadway Composer Stephen Flaherty at 54 Below in New York City after a concert performance of Flaherty and Ahrens, A Man of No Importance. Rose, best known for her role as Rosemary Pilkington opposite Daniel Radcliff in How to Succeed In Business without Really Trying is a 2005 graduate of the Music Theatre Division.