Alexander Crosett joins the KSU Department of Theatre and Performance Studies in 2016 as Lecturer of Musical Theatre, serving as resident Music Director, co-instructing courses in Acting and Musical Theatre performance, and teaching Applied Voice lessons. He comes to KSU from New York City, where he operated a successful private vocal studio and worked as a freelance accompanist and Off-Broadway music director.
In New York, he coached and accompanied stars from Broadway productions of FUN HOME, FINDING NEVERLAND, SCHOOL OF ROCK, ANNIE, PIPPIN, MATILDA, MISS SAIGON, BILLY ELLIOT, NEWSIES, MARY POPPINS, SOUL DOCTOR, BIG FISH, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, A CHRISTMAS STORY, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, SHREK THE MUSICAL, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, ENRON, original West End productions of MISS SAIGON and CATS, Off-Broadway productions including CRASHLIGHT, national tours of MAME, ANNIE and WHITE CHRISTMAS, film including INTO THE WOODS, television's X-FACTOR, AMERICAN IDOL, AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, and CHINESE IDOL.
Alexander Crosett's vocal students can be heard performing on stages across the globe, from New York's Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and Feinstein's/54 Below to Cirque du Soleil, Disney touring productions and venues across Europe and Asia (including the 2008 Beijing Olympics). They have been admitted to prestigious institutions including the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music, Mannes The New School for Music, LaGuardia High School, Professional Children's School, and Professional Performing Arts School.
An accomplished classical pianist, he holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with 1981 Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist André-Michel Schub. He also holds an Undergraduate Performance Diploma in Piano from Bard College's Longy School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from Emerson College. He has served on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Bloomingdale School of Music.