As a director and an actor, there is no better place to be than the theatre - to have the opportunity to create and collaborate, to articulate stories and ideas that need to be passed on, and to make a difference in the world. Through my work in the theatre, I have learned compassion, strength, resilience, and respect.
I create theatre that challenges and inspires the human spirit. I strive to work in an environment where creativity and collaboration are nurtured. I truly believe that the theatre is one of the last sacred places left on earth, and it is of extreme importance that we take our responsibilities as artists seriously as we challenge our audiences and artists. The number one job as a theatre artist is to honor the playwright’s words and create the world of the play that is truthful and vibrant. I want to tell the story with precision and honesty.
I truly believe that theatre is essential to our existence, as well as our understanding and celebration of life. At its best, the theatre creates meaning and provides us with an opportunity to continually examine what it is to be human.
Micah-Shane Brewer is a director, actor, musical director, and vocalist.
He is an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining the faculty at Ole Miss, Micah-Shane was a Lecturer for the University of Tennessee and an adjunct professor at Walters State Community College.
As a director, he is the Founding Artistic Director of Encore Theatrical Company in East Tennessee. Under his direction, the company developed a highly successful program, including an ambitious mainstage season and educational program. He also developed a Masterworks series, producing concerts and classes with guests Broadway artists such as Stephanie J. Block, Sutton Foster, Donna McKechnie, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, and Liz Callaway. His company received a PBS Be More Award in 2011. He has guest directed for other professional theatres, including most recently the Clarence Brown Theatre and Cardinal Stage Company.
As an actor, Micah-Shane has appeared regionally in diverse work such as Doubt (Father Flynn), Sweeney Todd (Tobias), Spamalot (Sir Robin), Sunday in the Park with George (George), A Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), Our Country’s Good (Sideway/Collins), The Full Monty (Malcolm), Cabaret (Emcee), Cats (Munkustrap), Our Town (Stage Manager), Three Days of Rain (Walker/Ned), Merrily We Roll Along (Charles Kringas), and more. He spent over three years as an actor with the Clarence Brown Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre.
As a musician, Micah-Shane is an accomplished vocalist and pianist and has performed in numerous concerts, revues, and special events, including producing some solo cabarets with his musical director Gregg Perry. Micah-Shane is a vocal coach and musical director as well. He has also worked as a pianist in cabarets and piano bars, including the popular Marie’s Crisis in New York City.
He has served as a guest coach and adjunct professor for several universities, theatres, and conferences. His work has been published in The Sondheim Review.
He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, as well as bachelor degrees in both music and theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.