Machele Dill - Faculty & Adjuncts

Machele Dill, MS, MFA

Machele Dill, MS, MFA
Director of Musical Theatre Program
Applied Assistant Professor of Musical Theater
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-3155 Kendall Hall Room 100C


MS – University of Nebraska – Lincoln MFA – University of Arkansas BS – University of Arkansas


Machele Miller Dill has been at the University of Tulsa as the Director of the Musical Theatre Program for 19 years where her specialties, in addition to musical theatre, include Meisner Technique, Mask Technique, obscure musicals, and social justice theatre. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and a commissioner on Tulsa's Arts Commission. She acts and directs locally, nationally, and internationally. National credits include performances at the Kansas City New Musicals Festival and direction of 2 new works for Rhymes with Opera in New York City. International credits include a performance of an original one woman show in Dublin, Ireland, a ten day performance tour of Israel in the new musical, The Unwitting Wife, and the performance of her original play, The Lowdown Dusty Blues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Professor Dill holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas, an MS in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a B.S. in Chemistry cum laude from the University of Arkansas.

Teaching Interests

Musical Theatre, specifically belt technique and the rehab of the voice, Meisner, Le Coq clowning, Mask – with a special emphasis on commedia dell’arte – and the Alexander Technique

Courses Taught

  • Musical Theatre Performance II
  • The Art of Acting
  • The Liberal Arts and Real Life
  • Audition Techniques
  • Independent Study
  • Special Topics
  • The Theatre Experience
  • Voice and Movement II
  • Musical Theatre Performance I
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
  • Special Topics in Theatre
  • Voice and Movement I
  • The Broadway Musical in Film
  • Diction and Dialects for the Stage
  • Meisner Technique

Professional Affiliations

  • Actors’ Equity Association
  • American Guild of Variety Artists

Awards & Honors

  • Grant Funding for Mirror Me(at)
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
  • Hart’s of Arkansas
  • Arthur Fry Scholarship
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society
  • Best Supporting Actress Nomination
  • GAANN Fellowship
  • Kent Brown Scholarship
  • Best Play (Assistant Director)
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Women’s Studies Course Development Grant
  • Kravits Grant
  • Faculty Great Lecture Series 2013