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Billy Johnstone
Billy Johnstone

AMDA Faculty since: 1991

Broadway: Cats (record-breaking/final company). U.S./international tours: A Chorus Line (Paul),West Side Story, Cats (Mungojerrie). Regional: Cabaret (Emcee), Forum (Hysterium), A Grand Night for Singing (2006 Connecticut Critics Circle Award). Directing and/or choreography credits include A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Bat Boy: The Musical, Once on This Island, Gypsy,  and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2008 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Musical). He also directed the U.S. school premiere of Cats at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts (CT) in May 2005. Taught musical theatre and dance at Hartford Academy of the Arts; Wagner College; Guest Artist in Residence at Pennsylvania School for Performing Arts; University of California, Irvine; University of Michigan. He is the host of The Broadway Radio Hour which broadcasts on WESU Middletown.