Faculty & Staff

Jamie Buxton

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

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423.461.8793
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Seeger Chapel Rm 110
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Jamie Buxton is a music theatre actor, musician, writer, director, and educator. She holds a BM in Music Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she studied contemporary singing with Tamara Long (Dames at Sea) and classical singing with New York City Opera’s Kay Creed, and an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University.

As an actor, Buxton’s credits include NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TOURS: A Chorus Line (Val), The Mikado, Hair (Jeanie u/s), Click Clack Moo (Darlene), and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Singer/Dancer, u/s Mrs. Claus); OFF-BROADWAY/NYC: The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe (Fleta, New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players), Rainbow Around the Sun (Debbie, NYMF), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), King Lear (Cordelia), Alec Baldwin: A Musical Tribute (Roundabout Theatre Company); REGIONAL: Me and My Girl (Sally Smith, Reagle Music Theatre), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer, West Virginia Public Theatre), Hairspray (Brenda, North Shore Music Theatre), Some Enchanted Evening (Nellie, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), South Pacific: In Concert (Nellie, Antonia Arts); FILM: Rainbow Around the Sun (Debbie, SXSW); and SEA: Disney Cruise Line (Cruella DeVil). For her performance as Sally in Me and My Girl, she was nominated for an IRNE Best Actress in a Musical award in a category with Chita Rivera.

Buxton’s directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeJake’s Women, and Cymbeline in NYC, and around the US, as director, choreographer, and/or music director for educational productions of The Fantasticks, Barnum, Anything Goes, The Boyfriend, Peter Pan, High School Musical, Seussical, The Pajama Game, Footloose, Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, …Charlie Brown, and The Drowsy Chaperone.

As a teacher, Jamie has split her time between Connecticut, New York, and California, working as a voice teacher at The Studio Performing Arts (New Canaan, CT), resident summer music director at N.Y. Broadway Training Programs (Novato, CA), and accompanist/co-teacher for the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (NYC).

As a writer/composer, Buxton wrote the short film My First Start, co-written and directed by Tony winner Victoria Clark (Niko Frank Productions, Amazon Prime premiere). She composed two songs for Marrying Jake Gyllenhaal, a play with music written by and starring Melissa Center, live broadcast from Los Angeles’ Pico Theatre, currently streaming online through the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. For her NYU graduate thesis requirement, Buxton wrote book and lyrics for the Chilean fantasy musical Quillén with composer Pablo Concha, and her mini-musicals and plays include The Fox (with Lucy O’Brien, Bishopsgate Institute, London), Moonphase (with Sean Eads, licensed through MTI/Theatre Now’s 10-Minute Musicals), and First Date with Henry the Eighth (Shiyr Shorts, NYC). She is a contributing author to 50 Key Musicals, a musical theatre textbook published by Routledge Press, having penned the chapter on the musical Jersey Boys.

A member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS), and the Dramatists Guild, she holds a Certificate of Distinction from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop. She grew up at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City where she first learned to sing in and accompany choirs, and more recently served as junior choir director and soprano ringer at Brooklyn’s historic Plymouth Church.