Ronald Dean Nolen
College of Visual & Performing Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance
As a professional actor, professor Nolen has originated roles in over a dozen new plays and musicals from Broadway, where he co-starred as Harry Bright in the original Broadway cast of the smash hit Mamma Mia! to off-Broadway where he originated the roles of Terence in Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vasillaros' critically-acclaimed Pulitzer-Prize finalist Omnium Gatherum, as well as the role of Jeffrey in Rob Ackerman's Tabletop, for which he received a 2001 Drama Desk Award. Nolen is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. Prior to TTU, Nolen spent four years as Artistic Director and Assistant Professor of Theatre at Hardin-Simmons University. He received his MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama where he was a Constance Welch Scholar.