John Haas is a Lecturer and Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Department of Theatre. He advises, mentors, and supports students in the Theatre major and Music Theatre Certificate Program to moments of self-discovery as they progress through their academic journey at Northwestern.
His research and professional work focus on vocal music technique and pedagogy, music theatre history, and music theatre repertoire. He is a member of the Music Theatre voice faculty, teaching applied voice for the Music Theatre Certificate Program and the MFA in Acting Program. He also created a series of Music Theatre Repertoire courses focused on various composers such as Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers & Hammerstein. He received a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music in 2004 and has an active musical theatre voice instruction/coaching career. He appeared in Jeff Award-winning productions of LES MISÉRABLES and SWEENEY TODD. He was a featured performer in the American Music Theatre Project’s reading of the Boublil and Schönberg musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANÇAISE. John is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, and the Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance.