Founding Artistic Director of American Musical Theatre LIVE Paris, Miranda Crispin has been teaching voice and musical theatre for over two decades, and has performed in musicals for thirty years. Based in Paris since 2009, she has taught at universities, theatres and conservatories across the USA and Europe, including the American Conservatory of Paris, University of Arizona, the Dutch Academy of Performing Arts, University of Texas Arlington, University of Arizona, Viterbo University, Cambridge School for Performing Arts. Her students have performed throughout the world, from Broadway and the West End to community theatre, Regional theatre, theme parks, cruise ships, Parisian clubs, and more.
Vocal direction / vocal coach credits include the Paris productions of It’s Only Life, collaborating with Broadway composer John Bucchino for his French debut, Sleepin’ Bee (directed by Franck Harscoüet), and Edges by Tony Award Winning artists Pasek & Paul. She coached Into The Woods/Au fond du bois with the Swiss Collectif Sondheim, and Disneyland Paris productions Mickey and the Magicien and Mickey’s Big Band Christmas. She is vocal coach for the 2023 official French premiere of the Stephen Schwartz musical, Pippin. In the USA, she has served on the artistic staff for over 50 different musical productions, including A Little Night Music, The Last Five Years, Urinetown, Blood Brothers, I Got Rhythm!, A Funny Thing Happened…, Smokey Joe’s Café, Godspell, Violet, The Cole Porter Songbook. She has also worked with many young and emerging artists on auditions, performances, and recording sessions. (Recently with Isabelle Valot for Warner Classics). She maintains a private studio in Paris, France, where she coaches voice and performance, including speakers for TED Talks and other projects. On stage, Miranda performed in the French premieres of Next Thing You Know/Un jour ou l’autre, The Last Five Years, Crossroads/La croisée des chemins, and Songs For A New World.
Miranda earned a M.M. in Musical Theatre and Opera Performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with David Britton, and a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University. She also studied Voice with Eliane Lublim at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot. Whilst on faculty in the USA, she served as an appointed member of the College Music Society Task Force on Music in Higher Education, and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Musical Theatre Educator’s Alliance.
Her recent professional training has been in Applied functional neurology (She is a Level 2 Certified practitioner of The Singing Athlete with Andrew Byrne and does continuing training with Z-Health), and as a certified aerial yoga instructor (Aircat, Colorado).