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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater Performance

The professional actor needs to be multi-talented with keen interpretive skills and strong musical and dance abilities. Known across the country as one of the top musical theater training grounds, the theater program at The Boston Conservatory delivers programming designed to give aspiring artists an important edge in their careers.

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Your Training

The musical theater program's highly regarded curriculum uniquely combines acting, voice and dance to produce “triple threat” graduates who work on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in television and film. Seniors may choose an emphasis in Directing, Music, Performance, Dance or Acting.

Your Teachers

Many of our faculty members are working professionals—actors and directors—who are active in Boston’s performing arts scene. Others who have worked on Broadway and in television and film are able to share their real-world skills and experience in the classroom. Students also benefit from master classes from some of the industry’s top actors, directors and producers. View a full directory of theater faculty.

Recent Guest Artists

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Every semester, award-winning artists choose to hold masterclasses at The Boston Conservatory to contribute to the education of our talented theater students. Recent guest artists include:

  • Nick Adams
  • Barbara Cook
  • Olympia Dukakis
  • Laura Marie Duncan
  • Adam Guettel
  • Chad Kimball
  • Andrew Lippa
  • Karen Murphy
  • Anne L. Nathan
  • Noah Racey
  • Susan Stroman

Your Performance Opportunities

  • Fully staged main stage productions
  • Classic standards and bold new theater works
  • Concert productions
  • Student projects
  • Workshops
  • Freshmen Revue
  • Senior Showcase in New York City

Your Future

Our triple threat alumni are known to shine their talent across the stage and screen. You’ll find them on Broadway, in national tours, on TV and in film. Others work behind the scenes as producers, directors and creators of live stage and television productions.


  • The Book of Mormon
  • Baby It's You
  • Billy Elliot
  • Hair
  • How to Succeed...
  • Jersey Boys
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Addams Family
  • Memphis (Chad Kimball - Tony nomination)
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Priscilla Queen of the Desert 
  • Rock of Ages (Constantine Maroulis - Tony nomination)
  • A Chorus Line
  • Avenue Q
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Forbidden Broadway
  • Hairspray
  • Les Misérables
  • Mamma Mia
  • Ragtime
  • Spring Awakening
  • The Drowsy Chaperone
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Producers
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Wicked


  • Guiding Light
  • Judging Amy
  • Law and Order
  • Queens Supreme
  • The Young and the Restless
  • Gossip Girl
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