Amanda Wansa Morgan
Assistant Professor of Performance
Amanda Wansa joins the faculty at Ole Miss after spending three years as the Director of Music Education at Charleston Stage, South Carolina's largest professional theater. At Charleston Stage, she served as music director, director, sound designer, dialect coach, music arranger, and/or composer for 28 productions.
Amanda holds an MFA in Acting from The University of Central Florida and undergraduate degrees in Music (Voice) and Theatre from Florida State University. She has worked as a professional actor at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Seaside Music Theater, Tony and Tina's Wedding (Orlando), and Theatre Southeast (FL). Notable acting credits include Pennywise in Urinetown, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, and Mike in the Southeast premiere of and Kudzu: The Musical. Amanda has composed original music for productions of A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, The Little Mermaid, The Velveteen Rabbit, and August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Amanda has also served as an improvisational pianist for Theatre99 Improv Theatre (SC), as well as a private voice coach, music arranger and orchestrator, and a professional jazz pianist/vocalist in the Charleston and Orlando areas since 2006.